China Pres. Meets European Leaders 03/26 06:23
PARIS (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping is meeting with the leaders of
France, Germany and the European Commission, as European countries seek to
boost relations with China while also putting pressure over its trade practices.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President
Jean-Claude Juncker came to Paris to join Xi and French President Emmanuel
Macron for Tuesday's meeting. The leaders are notably preparing for a crucial
Tuesday's meeting is a key moment in Xi's European tour, which has involved
huge business contracts, including one of the biggest deals ever for European
plane maker Airbus.
Xi also received the full honors of a formal reception in the French
presidential palace Monday night.
The EU is China's biggest trade partner and wants to solidify that