FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron stands together with his Chinese language counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing — amid accusations he’s now a puppet of the Asian nation.
The French President and EU chief Ursula Von Der Leyen had the purple carpet rolled out by the rogue nation, the place they took half in enterprise discussions and posed up for images.
He mentioned final evening: “I do know I can rely on you to convey Russia again to its senses and everybody again to the negotiating desk.” The tense go to comes after years of deteriorating relations between the West and China over human rights abuses cosying as much as different rogue states like Iran and North Korea.
President Xi visited Russia for a full three-day state go to simply final month in a present of assist.
However European leaders are trying to have interaction with China, with comparable journeys from Germany and Spain in latest months.
MPs referred to as out the Chinese language President’s pretend makes an attempt to be a peacemaker – saying the dictator was simply utilizing him for its personal positive aspects.
Chair of the International Affairs Committee, Alicia Kearns, mentioned his summit would make no distinction to serving to finish the brutal warfare, after his comparable peace talks with Putin failed final yr.
She mentioned: “Over a yr in the past, Macron met with Putin after which publicly assured allies there could be no renewed unlawful invasion. Now he’s in Beijing hoping to finish Xi’s assist of Putin.
“Xi does as Xi wills.
“The CCP will indulge within the propaganda spoils of such a go to, and utilise it to current themselves globally as a peacemaker.” And livid Iain Duncan Smith mentioned it was one other hopeless try at “appeasement” and confirmed a complete “failure to grasp China”.
He raged: “China is a definite and harmful risk to us all – and Xi’s so-called peace plan is nothing however a pathetic joke.
“Macron was slowest out of the blocks on Ukraine a yr in the past – underneath him they’d certainly dealer an appalling peace.
“All they’re doing is kowtowing to China and exhibiting the weak spot of the West. “Is Macron fleeing Paris simply to determine how the Chinese language management the crowds?”