China’s Xi wades into Europe’s divides, in France, Serbia, Hungary | EUROtoday

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The showpiece cease in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s three-nation tour of Europe was France. From Paris to the Pyrenees, Xi and French President Emmanuel Macron engaged in a mutual attraction offensive. Xi was on his first go to to Europe in half a decade, and keen to point out the Chinese public that China is a serious revered energy on the world stage at a time of geopolitical confrontation overseas and relative financial stagnation at house. Macron, who reiterated earlier than Xi’s journey the significance of France not being a mere “vassal” to the United States, discovered within the second an indication of his nation’s potential capacity to information Europe’s “strategic autonomy.”