French President Emmanuel Macron holds talks with Chinese Foreign Minister in Paris in August. Photo: Xinhua
French President Emmanuel Macron holds talks with Chinese Foreign Minister in Paris in August. Photo: Xinhua

China-EU ties: all eyes on Macron as Merkel prepares to hand over policy reins

  • France will assume the EU Council presidency just as a new investment pact with Beijing is expected to come into effect
  • French president is advocate of engagement with China but says the West should not be naive about the country

French President Emmanuel Macron holds talks with Chinese Foreign Minister in Paris in August. Photo: Xinhua
French President Emmanuel Macron holds talks with Chinese Foreign Minister in Paris in August. Photo: Xinhua
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