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China Looks to Deepen Ties With France Amid EU Probes – Nikkei

Xi also said China was willing to strengthen cooperation with France at the United Nations and other multilateral institutions

French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese president Xi Jinping.
French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese president Xi Jinping.


China has urged French firms to boost their investment in the country and called for fair treatment of its companies in the western European nation, amid looming EU probes into Beijing’s subsidised EV and steel sectors, the Nikkei reported.

Chinese president Xi Jinping made the appeal in a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese state television reported, as it looks to fortify ties after Macron visited China in April, the story went on.

“China is willing to maintain high-level exchanges with the French side,” Xi said, adding that he welcomed more French products entering the Chinese market.

Read the full story: Nikkei


  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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