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With lavish treatment of Macron, China's Xi woos France to "counter" U.S.

Posted on AllSides April 7th, 2023
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China's Xi Jinping has given French President Emmanuel Macron an unusually lavish welcome on a state visit, which some analysts see as a sign of Beijing's growing offensive to woo key allies within the European Union to counter the United States.

The two leaders visited southern China together on Friday, where Macron was due to drink Chinese tea with Xi in a former residence of his father in the city of Guangzhou, capital of the economic and manufacturing powerhouse of Guangdong province.

Such forays by Xi with visiting leaders are...

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