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In China, Macron presses EU for united front on foreign takeovers

Reuters  |  BEIJING 

By Michel RoseBEIJING (Reuters) - Europe should be more united in protecting strategic assets from foreign takeovers if it wants Beijing's respect, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday as he wrapped up a visit to China that brought no eye-catching trade deals.The 40-year-old has deployed a mix of charm and threats on his first state visit since taking office in May. Accompanied by 50 business leaders, he has sought to recalibrate bilateral relations and narrow a gaping trade deficit.As president, Macron has pushed for the EU to screen foreign investments in its strategic sectors ...

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 21:21 IST