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Macron is EU's best bet for swaying China on Ukraine

Beijing's and Brussels' need for each other creates an opening

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French President Emmanuel Macron, seen here with Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2019, believes he can convince the Chinese leader to go a step further than he has so far been willing to go.   © Reuters

Philippe Le Corre is senior fellow at the Asia Society Policy Institute's Center for China Analysis and a visiting professor at ESSEC Business School in Paris.

Against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, European leaders must consider all possible options to help bring the crisis to a resolution. Many of them see China as one of the few countries that can help act as an intermediary with Russia, and believe they themselves can play a role in bringing that about.

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