French President Macron embraced China's massive "Belt and Road" development project but said that trade must be a two-way street.
World leaders are gathering in Japan for what is expected to be a highly divisive G20 summit. Tensions over Iran and the long-running trade war between China and the US loom large over this year's meeting.
After meeting in Paris, the Chinese and French presidents have announced deals worth billions of euros. But officials have warned that EU member states may "find themselves dependent" on Chinese investment.
Italy has become the first G7 country to join China's massive Belt and Road project. Debt-burdened Rome is eager to boost trade, but Washington and Brussels are uneasy about Beijing's global ambitions.
Germany's defense minister has been at Angela Merkel's side since 2005. No stranger to global affairs, she's set to become the next European Commission president. So how does she view Europe's most pressing challenges?
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