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After Scholz in China, look out for Macron in America

By Lionel Laurent

21 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Cracks in the U.S.-E.U. relationship are growing amid disagreements over China and other issues. A Bloomberg columnist sees the French president’s upcoming visit to the U.S. as a chance to mend ties.

As transatlantic symbols go, Emmanuel Macron's upcoming visit to Washington D.C. will hopefully have a more positive aura than the recent phone call between Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

The two leaders discussed Scholz's recent widely-criticized trip to China and expressed a "shared" commitment to upholding the international rules-based order. Both have raised Taiwan, human rights and Ukraine with Xi Jinping.

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