Macron Urges Europe Strategic Autonomy Amid US-China Tension

During his visit to China, Macron sought to delineate a difference in relations compared with the US’s tougher approach to Beijing

French President speaking on his way home from historic Chinese visit

Emmanuel Macron urged Europe to develop more strategic autonomy as a way to avoid the risk of turning EU countries into “vassals” in the event of a global crisis such as a US-China confrontation.

“Strategic autonomy must be the battle of Europe,” the French president told the business daily Les Echos during last week’s visit to China. “We don’t want to depend on others for critical topics,” Macron said in the interview, published on Sunday, ...