China’s President Xi Jinping (right) and French President Emmanuel Macron (left) taste wine as they visit France's pavilion during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Europe looking to China as global partner, shunning Donald Trump’s US

  • Macron portrayed himself as envoy for EU during China visit, conveying message that bloc has largely given up on US president
  • Washington increasingly isolated on climate change, role of World Trade Organisation and nuclear accord with Iran, as EU and Beijing align
Topic |   China-EU relations

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China’s President Xi Jinping (right) and French President Emmanuel Macron (left) taste wine as they visit France's pavilion during the China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping after a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: AP

Emmanuel Macron ends China visit with slew of trade deals and green pact

  • Paris and Beijing signed 40 bilateral contracts in the fields of aviation, agro-food, energy, tourism, health, finance and digital
Topic |   France

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French President Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping after a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photo: AP
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