President Xi is on his way back to Beijing, after high-level discussions with European leaders in Paris.
The Chinese president reassured leaders that China is committed to reform and opening up. On Monday, President Xi and French President Macron agreed to 15-business deals, including a major purchase from Airbus for 300 planes.
CGTN’s Stefan De Vries reports on the latest from Paris.
To discuss all of this:
- John Gong is a professor of Economics at the University of International Business and Economics.
- Alexis Poulin is the co-founder of Le Monde Moderne and an analyst on European Union affairs.
- Andrew Small is a senior transatlantic fellow of the Asia Program with the German Marshall Fund.
- Solange Guo Chatelard is an associate with the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed to carry forward the high-level ties between the two countries and forge a more solid, stable and vibrant China-France comprehensive strategic partnership on a new starting point in history #Xiplomacy pic.twitter.com/KtiVhLT8il
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 25, 2019
"It is a pleasure to have friends coming from afar," the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius said in The Analects of Confucius. This Chinese classic has now been given to a friend from afar as a national gift of France. #XiJinping https://t.co/SHcvaC9GFj pic.twitter.com/ylRR0kGhdM
— China Daily (@ChinaDaily) March 26, 2019