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Macron, Xi call for increased EU-China cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Monday called for increased cooperation between the European Union and China, at a time of growing nervousness over Beijing s massive investments on the continent. Speaking at the Elysee Palace following talks with Xi, Macron called for a strong Europe-China partnership , adding that this must be based on strong multilateralism and fair and balanced trade. Xi s, for his part, stressed that a united and prosperous Europe fits in with our vision of a multipolar world . China will always back European integration and its development, he added in a statement to the press. The statements followed the signing of a dozen of deals on nuclear power, cultural exchanges, clean energy, and a huge contract which will see China buy 290 Airbus A320s and 10 A350 airliners from Europe s Airbus conglomerate. The order, originally for 184 A320s for 13 Chinese airlines, was first announced during Macron s state visit to ...

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