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EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and French president Emmanuel Macron in Beijing last weekend (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

EU defends PR 'disaster' of China summit

The EU Commission has defended its handling of China diplomacy following a PR "disaster" on a mini-summit in Beijing.

Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and French president Emmanuel Macron gave a "very consistent" European message to Chinese president Xi Jinping when they held joint talks last Thursday (6 April), von der Leyen's spokesman said on Tuesday.

The message was "we continue to call for peace and stability in the Straits of Taiwan and we are firmly opposed to an...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and French president Emmanuel Macron in Beijing last weekend (Photo: ec.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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