Jean-Pierre Cabestan quoted in the Wall Street Journal.
“I see here pushback against the U.S. and trying to break what Xi Jinping perceives as an anti-China coalition in the global north,” said Jean-Pierre Cabestan, an emeritus professor of political science at Hong Kong Baptist University. “That’s why Macron’s visit was so successful in the eyes of China, because by promoting the idea of European strategic autonomy, Macron contributed to driving a wedge between the U.S. and the European Union.”
This Wall Street Journal article discusses Xi Jinping’s strategy to break transatlantic solidarity by increasing diplomatic initiatives. Indeed, he recently met with European leaders to discuss the relationship between China and Europe, in order to strengthen economic and political ties. However, some experts are concerned about the growing perception of China as a threat to global security, particularly with regard to cyber espionage issues and tensions in the South China Sea.
Link to the full article (WSJ) : China’s Xi Jinping Seeks to Shake Trans-Atlantic Solidarity With Flurry of Diplomacy