Macron urges European unity to face rising China

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But the French leader also warned Europeans to stay on guard to protect strategic sectors as China makes inroads through the project, known in Beijing as One Belt One Road, which seeks to build rail, maritime and road links from Asia to Europe and Africa.

"Trying to be competitive as a non-Chinese operator in China is extremely hard because they have a way of operating that is probably more efficient, more agile and lesser cost".

In a speech at a start-up incubator Tuesday, with Alibaba Founder Jack Ma at his side, along with other French and Chinese companies, Macron also talked about the possibilities cooperation could bring and warned about the looming threat of protectionism if adjustments were not made.

Macron delivered some friendly advice to China during the second day of his trip.

The 40-year-old has deployed a mix of charm and threats on his first state visit since taking office in May.

A France expert from the China Development Research Center, named Ding Yifan said Macron really respects Chinese history and that he saw the gift as an allusion to the Qianlima.

French beef producers on Tuesday hailed a deal reached by President Emmanuel Macron and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to end China's 2001 embargo on French beef.

When US President Donald Trump visited Beijing in November, China agreed to buy 300 Boeing aircraft worth some $37 billion. "We're confident we'll achieve more than symbolic stuff", a French official said, on condition of anonymity.

He took the opportunity to witness the signing of a contract with the Chinese online sales giant who has committed to sell on its platforms for 2 billion euros of French products to Chinese consumers over the next two years, while being ready to set up in France.

The two reassured each other they would "deepen cooperation" on environment and climate change, and applauded each other's recent achievements: the Paris One Planet Summit hosted by France and soft launch of a national emissions trading scheme in China.

Its president, Dominique Langlois, is part of the delegation of about 50 business leaders who joined Macron for his trip.

The French leader downplayed the lack of other big deals during his visit, saying other countries had trumpeted big figures in the past that masked more modest realities. "It's a symbol of French excellence", an Elysee official said.

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