France's Macron Starts Tough Talks With China's Xi Jinping on State Visit
The leaders of France and the European Union are meeting with China's President Xi Jinping to discuss the future of their relationship.
Some in Europe want to have closer economic ties between Europe and Beijing. "I'm convinced that China plays a significant role in promoting peace. It is this I am here to discuss and to move forward. "EU-China relationships are extensive and complicated." China's economic significance for Europe was highlighted by the fact that China was in 2022 the biggest source of EU imports, and the third-largest buyer of EU products. The United States and China have a strong relationship, both politically and culturally. The task is becoming more difficult, as the U.S. administration intensifies its anti-Beijing rhetoric. This is especially true in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the increased dependence of Europe on the U.S.
Our economies are interconnected, but the EU's trade deficit is growing due to discriminatory practice. Niclas Poitiers is a researcher at Bruegel and told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” Monday that Europe has converged a great deal to the United States' position. He added that Brussels wants reduce its dependence on China. Last week. After meeting Xi the French President said that both countries agreed that nuclear weapons shouldn't be used by Russia in its war in Ukraine. According to Reuters, the Chinese leader expressed his hope that peace talks would take place, and a political resolution for Ukraine could be found.