French President Emmanuel Macron, who is hosting his Chinese counterpart for a three-day state visit, has called for increased “reciprocity” in trade deals with China and a united European front to contend with Beijing’s global ambitions.
France signed 15 business contracts with China worth billions of euros on Monday, including a multi-plane order with Airbus and a €1 billion contract for EDF to build an offshore wind farm in China, the French presidency said.
The first Franco-Chinese satellite was launched into orbit on Monday to study ocean surface winds and waves around the clock, better predict cyclones and improve scientists’ understanding of climate change.
After years at a standstill, France-China cooperation in Africa could finally materialise on security and climate issues. French President Emmanuel Macron suggested as much in Beijing this week.
French President Emmanuel Macron focused on trade imbalances on the second day of his state visit to China, offering to open up France to Chinese investment in exchange for greater access to Chinese markets for French companies.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in China Monday on a state visit aimed at boosting bilateral trade relations and clinching major commercial contracts. But will he succeed in getting better market access to the world’s second largest economy?
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday launched a state visit to China in Xian — the starting point of the ancient Silk Road — in a nod to his counterpart’s scheme to revive the famous trading route.