French Presidential Election, Ukraine crisis, China-France and China-EU relations
Interview on CGTN Chinese TV tv show “Dialogue Weekend” on April 28, 2022
Last Sunday, Emmanuel Macron became the first French president to be re-elected since Jacques Chirac 20 years ago, with a 17-point victory over far-right populist Marine Le Pen.
However, some have called Macron’s win a “victory without a triumph.” What did the election result tell us? What will be Macron’s main foreign policy priorities for his second term?
What position for France and Europe in the Ukrainian crisis? What implications for China-France and China-EU relations? How will Emmanuel Macron’s proposal for a European Union strategic autonomy be realized despite unease in Washington?
“The long-term objective of Macron’s second term will revolve around the continuation of European construction.”