Tomorrow, French President Emmanuel Macron hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is in Paris for talks. He invited German and European Commission leaders along, in a sign of European unity in dealing with China.
For instead of conducting this encounter as a purely Franco-Chinese, bilateral affair - as most other nations would do - Mr Macron invited both Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Union Commission, the EU's executive body, to be present during Mr Xi's Paris visit and take part in the discussions.
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