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Macron Defends Lack of Trade Deals Inked on Beijing Trip

French President Emmanuel Macron has responded to criticism of the small number of trade deals signed in China during his visit by saying,
French President Emmanuel Macron has responded to criticism of the small number of trade deals signed in China during his visit by saying, "I don’t want to leave the impression that I am going to China to sign large contracts." Above, Macron holds a news conference at the French Embassy in Beijing on Wednesday. Photo: Visual China

French President Emmanuel Macron’s three-day visit to China concluded this week after the 40-year-old leader visited several Chinese cities and struck a series of trade deals between French and Chinese companies.

But the amount of these deals is nowhere near the $250 billion inked during U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit in November, leading to disappointment back in France.

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