French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have spoken by telephone five times this year. Photo: AFPFrench President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have spoken by telephone five times this year. Photo: AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have spoken by telephone five times this year. Photo: AFP

China’s Xi Jinping is phoning EU friends rather than Donald Trump – but delicate conversations loom

  • Investment agreement, 5G and Hong Kong among the sensitive topics ahead of EU-China dialogue
  • Beijing’s wish for closer ties to Europe facing test as overtures meet with growing scepticism
Topic |   China-EU relations
French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have spoken by telephone five times this year. Photo: AFPFrench President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have spoken by telephone five times this year. Photo: AFP
French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have spoken by telephone five times this year. Photo: AFP
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