As the first visit of the leaders of the great European powers after the 19 grand party of China and the beginning of the new year, the French President Macron's upcoming trip to China will bring new cooperation opportunities for Sino-France and China-EU relations, and will also provide a rich imagination space for the new era's great power diplomatic pattern.
Relation between France and China has deep historical origins and unique strategic basis, and the economic and trade ties are very close. China is France's largest trading partner in Asia, and France is also a major destination for China's investment in Europe and a source of technological introduction. In recent years, due to the euro zone debt crisis and unreasonable domestic economic structure, the weak market demand and the decline of international competitiveness, the original Sino-French trade structure with high-speed rail, nuclear and aerospace is difficult to continue to support the growth of trade between the two countries. In terms of investment, France is currently the fourth largest destination in Europe, China is only the seventh largest source of investment in France, there is still huge room for growth.
In the European countries, France has a tradition of independent diplomacy of the United States, while maintaining a greater degree of flexibility in relations with Russia, the recent frequent interaction between France and Russia, Macron also plans to visit Russia in the first half of this year. In this context, France, in order to seek external support for its economic recovery and improve the strategic environment, the idea of "Trade main road" in China-Russia-Europe is to seek the economic and strategic space beyond the "Atlantic coordination" of Europe and America, and to liberate the great power relationship from the geopolitical competition. Objectively conducive to the development of security, cooperation to replace confrontation with the establishment of a new type of power relations. As long as the French side can translate policy propositions into practical action and sincerely uphold the principle of cooperation and mutual win, China will have enough sincerity and ability to work together to Shang the new pattern of relations between new powers and to work together to safeguard the prosperity and peace of Eurasia.