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Reuters  |  BEIJING 

By Michel Rose and Tom DalyBEIJING (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron offered on Tuesday to open up the French economy to Chinese investment in exchange for greater access to China's booming markets, warning in talks in Beijing that existing trade imbalances would lead to protectionism.On the first state visit of his eight-month-old presidency, Macron is hoping greater openness from China, coupled with lobbying from the 50-strong business delegation travelling with him, will help narrow the 30-billion-euro ($36 bln) trade deficit Paris runs with Beijing.But despite bringing with him a ...

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 19:52 IST