Unified Voice in China Visit
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will join French President Emmanuel Macron on his trip to China early next month. Macron expressed his commitment to European coordination and invited von der Leyen to accompany him to speak with a unified voice.
First Beijing Visit for EU Chief
A Commission spokesperson confirmed von der Leyen's attendance on the trip, which marks her first visit to Beijing as European Commission President. Before her China visit, von der Leyen will deliver a speech on EU-China relations in Brussels next Thursday.
Engaging China to Pressure Russia
Macron discussed China's visit with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, emphasizing a shared vision of engaging with China to pressure Russia. The goal is to stop the conflict while respecting international law, including territorial sovereignty.
EU Leaders Concerned about China-Russia Ties
The recent meeting between Chinese and Russian leaders in Moscow has raised concerns among EU leaders at the summit. In addition to Macron's trip, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced that he would soon travel to China.