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Can Europe persuade China to change course on Russia-Ukraine war?

France’s president and head of the European Commission hold talks with President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

EU leaders are in China for a high-stakes meeting with President Xi Jinping.

French President Emmanuel Macron said he is counting on Beijing to “bring Russia to its senses” and end the war in Ukraine.

Macron is joined by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen who said China’s position on the war will determine its future relations with the bloc.

Can Europe change Beijing’s mind on the war in Ukraine?

Presenter: Nick Clark


Jacques Reland – Senior research fellow at Global Policy Institute.

Colleen Cottle – Deputy director of the Global China Hub, Atlantic Council

Andy Mok – Senior research fellow at Center for China and Globalization.