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Macron should carry the flag for Europe's values to China

French president must look beyond his country's own business interests

| China

French President Emmanuel Macron will be the guest of honor when Xi Jinping opens the second annual China International Import Expo in Shanghai on Tuesday.

But Macron's second official visit to the country should be about more than feeding the growing appetite for consumption by the Chinese. Rather, Macron ought to use his meetings with his Chinese counterpart and other top officials to boldly advance a broader European agenda on issues ranging from climate change to intellectual property and even to human rights.

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