French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bali, Indonesia. Macron said on Wednesday he and Xi would meet in Beijing early next year. Photo: Xinhua
French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bali, Indonesia. Macron said on Wednesday he and Xi would meet in Beijing early next year. Photo: Xinhua

French president plans Beijing trip to seek China’s help mediating Russia’s war on Ukraine

  • Emmanuel Macron says visit would come early in 2023 ‘to avoid … a resumption of even stronger offensives on the ground from early February’
  • Analysts are sceptical, noting that China has continually expressed a desire for a peaceful settlement, but has taken no action towards ending the conflict

French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bali, Indonesia. Macron said on Wednesday he and Xi would meet in Beijing early next year. Photo: Xinhua
French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Bali, Indonesia. Macron said on Wednesday he and Xi would meet in Beijing early next year. Photo: Xinhua
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