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International relations

China gives Europe's left and right wings something to agree on

Video summit reflects emerging consensus on need for EU to get tough

Chinese President Xi Jinping hosts French President Emmanuel Macron in 2018: Macron has since declared that the time of "European naivete" toward Beijing is over.   © Reuters

PRAGUE -- Over the past year, political pundits in the U.S. have argued that a tougher foreign policy on China is the only issue uniting the country's increasingly disparate Republican and Democratic parties. In Europe, too, there are signs of a growing consensus that the halcyon "golden age" of relations with China is over, and that governments must somehow stand up to Beijing.

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