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After his visit to China, Macron said Europe must resist US pressure

After his visit to China, Macron said Europe must resist US pressure

He argued that Europe needed to build its “strategic autonomy” to become a “third great power” and avoid being drawn into crises that were not its own.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands at a France-China Business Council meeting in Beijing, China, April 6, 2023

247 – The report stated that French President Emmanuel Macron stressed, in an interview following a three-day state visit to China, the importance of Europe reducing its dependence on the United States and avoiding being drawn into a Sino-American confrontation over Taiwan. Politician.

He argued that Europe needed to build its “strategic autonomy” to become a “third great power” and avoid being drawn into crises that were not its own.

Macron discussed the Taiwan issue extensively with President Xi Jinping and took a more conciliatory approach than the United States or the European Union, stressing the importance of stability across the Taiwan Strait.

He also warned that the Europeans could not solve the crisis in Ukraine and therefore could not credibly say that they would be present in Taiwan if something happened.

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