The Heat: China-France Ties

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Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron at the Great Hall of the People for a state visit. 

Chinese President Xi and French President Macron held lengthy bilateral talks on Thursday in Beijing. The two leaders pledged to deepen cooperation on trade, advance new development with China’s Belt and Road initiative and reopen people-to-people and cultural exchanges.  

Joining the discussion:

  • Garret Martin is a Senior Professorial Lecturer with the School of International Service at American University. 
  • Anton Fedyashin is a Russian affairs expert and Professor of History at American University. 
  • John Gong is a Professor of Economics at the University of International Business and Economics. 
  • Huiyao Wang is the Founder and President of the Center for China and Globalization in Beijing.