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Xi Jinping has put Emmanuel Macron in an uncomfortable position ahead of the Hiroshima G-7 summit in May.   © AP
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Analysis: For wolf-warrior envoy in France, it's mission accomplished

Ambassador Lu Shaye sends nod to Putin with comment on ex-Soviet sovereignty

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

During his recent visit to China, French President Emmanuel Macron sparked international controversy by saying Europe must avoid getting dragged into a confrontation between China and the U.S. over Taiwan.

Only two weeks later, Lu Shaye, the Chinese ambassador to France, caused another uproar in Europe, questioning the sovereignty of former Soviet states.

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