China's Xi Jinping vows to defend Paris Agreement in call with Emmanuel Macron

Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) had a phone call with French President-elect Emmanuel Macron (left) on Tuesday (May 9).
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) had a phone call with French President-elect Emmanuel Macron (left) on Tuesday (May 9). PHOTOS: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to protect the Paris Agreement on climate change during a phone call with French President-elect Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday (May 9), state television reported.

US President Donald Trump is slated later Tuesday to meet key economic advisers to discuss whether the US will withdraw from the pact.