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France's Macron is sending China the wrong signals

More realistic posture would strengthen Paris' role in Indo-Pacific region

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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou on April 7.   © Reuters

Celine Pajon is head of Japan research at the Center for Asian Studies of the French Institute of International Relations in Paris.

French President Emmanuel Macron's comment to reporters last week as he was making his way back from China that Europe should avoid getting dragged into a conflict in the Taiwan Strait caught many by surprise.

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