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Macron Shows the Way in How a G7 Country Can Cooperate With China

France's President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen leave after holding a trilateral meeting as part of the Chinese president's two-day state visit, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on May 6, 2024. LUDOVIC MARINAFP

Senior U.S. officials like to offset their frequent criticisms of China by saying they seek to compete with Beijing when necessary and cooperate “in areas of shared interest.” 

While areas of competition are quite evident, finding “shared interests” is proving to be far more challenging — even on pressing shared issues like climate change and transnational crime.

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