Macron, Merkel and Juncker greet Xi Jinping at Élysée Palace

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Elysee Palace in Paris for trade and climate talks. IMAGES

Chinese president Xi Jinping arrives at Elysee for talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Elysee where he is welcomed by Emmanuel Macron. The two leaders will discuss several international and bilateral issues, including the signing of cooperation agreements and commercial contracts worth “billions of euros”, according to the French Presidency. IMAGES

Ahead of talks, Macron and Xi pay tribute at Arc de Triomphe

Chinese President Xi Jinping was welcomed Monday under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris by French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, who hopes to convince him to join a “new international order” in a coordinated manner with fellow European member states. IMAGES

Chinese president Xi Jinping lands in Paris for Macron talks

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Paris for the official part of his visit to France, where French counterpart Emmanuel Macron will aim to forge a united European front to contend with Beijing’s advances. Xi’s official visit to Paris marks 55 years since Charles de Gaulle established diplomatic relations with Beijing. IMAGES

Macron receives Chinese president at Villa Kerylos

French President Emmanuel Macron greets Chinese President Xi Jinping, on a European mini-tour, at Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer near Nice, for a private dinner with their wives. IMAGES

Xi Jinping arrives at Quirinal Palace in Rome

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Quirinal Palace in Rome meeting his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella. It kicks off a whistlestop European tour amid growing Western unease over Italy joining the ever-expanding Asian giant’s new Silk Road project. IMAGES of Xi Jinping arriving at the Quirinal Palace.

China’s Xi Jinping arrives in Italy amid Silk Road unease

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Rome at the start of a whistlestop European tour amid growing Western unease over the economic giant’s new Silk Road project. IMAGES of Chinese President Xi Jinping arriving

Saudi Crown Prince meets China’s Xi Jinping

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met China’s President Xi Jinping on Friday and bagged a $10-billion oil deal, pressing on with his diplomatic charm offensive in Asia following a global outcry over the Khashoggi killing. IMAGES