Macron calls for fair, balanced trade with China

(VOVWORLD) - Chinese President Xi Jinping and French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday urged increased cooperation between the European Union and China.

Speaking at the Elysee Palace following talks with Xi, Macron emphasized the need for a strong Europe-China partnership, adding that this must be based on strong multilateralism and fair and balanced trade. He said that a unified European response, in his view, is critical in dealing with Chinese hegemony.

President Xi was visiting France after a trip to Italy during which Italy became the first G-7 state to sign up to China’s New Silk Road project.

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