ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com June 19, 2018


Macron in China: Europe must work with China's Silk Road

12 January 2018, 08:35 | Erica Roy

Macron in China: Europe must work with China's Silk Road

Emmanuel Macron China France France China relations Beijing Xi Jimping EU world news indian express news

After advocating a new alliance between France, Europe and China, Emmanuel Macron devoted Tuesday the second day of his state visit to China to economic issues, with the expected signing of fifty agreements and contracts, especially on civil nuclear and aeronautics.

After touring Beijing's sprawling Forbidden City, Macron met with Chinese business leaders and held talks with top officials at the imposing Great Hall of the People.

China regularly splits large orders between Europe and the United States to cope with its fast-expanding airline traffic, but the momentum has recently been with rival Boeing, which sold 300 jets during a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump a year ago. Clearly opposing a geopolitical view, Macron made himself the voice of a Europe seeking with China to find a way to get the world back to a win-win multilateralism, criticizing implicitly the "unilateralism" of the U.S. (Jerusalem) and Russia (Ukraine).

Macron's meeting with Liu also included discussion about opportunities for more French brands to reach JD.com's 266.3 million customer base.

"I can entertain myself by giving China lessons while talking to the French media", he said. The two signed several major trade deals during the visit, that included fields such as food, nuclear power and aerospace.


"China supports France to play a bigger role in the integrity of Europe", said Xi.

Macron said he would join Xi's plan to create a trillion-dollar trade and infrastructure network, the One Belt, One Road Initiative across Asia and Europe. Both leaders believe the China-France relations extend far beyond the bilateral scope and will have global significance.

A short video Macron posted on social media went viral among Chinese internet users, who were impressed with the French president's efforts to learn a phrase in their language.

During his campaign, the French leader took a "slightly negative" approach to China by pushing for a European-level investment protection agency, but that development seems to have lost ground, Garcia-Herrero said. "We've never been that close to signing a commercial deal", the official said. "The A380 is the flawless jet for China in 1993", he said.



Other News

Trending Now

Massive 146-inch TV introduced by tech giant
The Consumer Electronics Show kicks off at the end of this week and we will come again with the last CES news for you. For the uninitiated, the pixels on a MicroLED module are significantly smaller than a conventional LED display.

Britain's Princess Charlotte, just 2 years old, speaks Spanish
The 2-year-old, who turns 3 in May, "is so polite, but also fun and energetic", says the source, adding, "She has lovely manners". The location of Princess Charlotte's nursery school was revealed last month in a post shared on the family's Instagram account.

About 3700 people arrested during Iran protests, legislator says
He also said the strengthening of economic cooperation between Iran and the European Union member states is of great significance. It would make the issue about us, not the vulnerability and wounded legitimacy of a regime out of touch with its people.

Violence hits Mumbai, parts of Maharashtra as caste clashes turn ugly
The Pune event was followed by a series of protests across Maharashtra with Mumbai being the hard-hit on Tuesday. A complaint was filed against both Mevani and Khalid for making alleged "provocative speeches" at the event.

Gender pay gap: Iceland make history following new legislation
On average, women in the USA earn 19.5 percent less than men for the same job, according to 2016 data from IWPR. Not surprisingly, the equal pay legislation faced little opposition in Iceland's half female parliament.

Nissan unveils technology to control cars with brain signals
This concept appears to be a type of co-driving system, where neither the driver nor the vehicle completely dominates operations. Nissan is working on "brain-to-vehicle" technology that will "enable vehicles to interpret signals from the driver's brain".

3 Criteria for Choosing Software Development Company in Europe
Pricing vs quality If you’re looking for an outsourcing services partner, prices are one of the features that matter to you. Do you find it difficult to choose a professional software development company in Europe? There shouldn't be any problems.