- As US and China vie to win over Asia-Pacific, France warns of need for ‘single global order’
- US-China power struggle poses ‘a big challenge’, French President Emmanuel Macron says, as he warns against having to pick sides
- “America is a strong partner to the economies and the companies of this region because America is and will remain a major engine of global growth,” Harris said.
- In much the same vein, Chinese President Xi Jinping a day earlier urged greater economic integration and cooperation among countries in the Asia-Pacific.
- Xi has increased his engagement with regional leaders over the past week, holding talks with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.
- He also met New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern and Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah separately on Friday, and called for greater collaboration between nations.
- French President Emmanuel Macron, also delivering a keynote address at the Apec CEO forum on Friday, urged an end to “confrontation,” calling the struggle for supremacy between the two major powers “a big risk and a big challenge”.
- Stressing the need for a “single global order,” Macron said intensifying confrontation between the US and China had forced some countries to pick a side.
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