EU needs coordinated stance on Chinese trade - Macron

Emmanuel-Macron, France President

Emmanuel Macron, French President

Emmanuel-Macron, French President

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday during an official visit to Beijing called for a more coordinated European Union (EU) approach to trade with China.

Macron said that too often in the past, European countries had come to China with widely varying agendas with some seeking more openness and others wary of granting more access to their markets.

“We need a coordinated European approach that gives China more visibility about our agenda.

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“That’s why France is in favour of defining strategic sectors where we want to protect investments.

“It’s a question of sovereignty as you yourselves have understood very well,” Macron said after a commercial contract signing ceremony.