France's Macron says G7 is not hostile towards China

"China is an economic rival from whom we expect the full respect of (international trade) rules," Macron told a news conference

  
France's President Emmanuel Macron attends a plenary session during G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 13, 2021.

France's President Emmanuel Macron attends a plenary session during G7 summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, June 13, 2021.

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CARBIS BAY, England-  The G7 group of nations may have its differences with China over issues such as forced labour and human rights, but it is not a club that is hostile to the Asian economic powerhouse, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday.

“China is an economic rival from whom we expect the full respect of (international trade) rules,” Macron told a news conference at the end of a summit of G7 leaders in Britain.

((Reporting by Michel Rose Editing by Richard Lough Editing by David Goodman))


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