Macron and von de Leyen go to China
As shown by the picture, they are young, and good-looking,
Macron is the leader of a declining country not even in the capacity to receive with dignity the King of the UK (sad).
Mrs. von der Leyen is a leader of no country.
If diplomacy is based on bluff, it could work, if it is based on real politic it might be harder.
It is difficult to see China as an honest broker between Russia and Ukraine since it is on the verge of attacking itself another independent country which refuses to fall under China’s yoke.
“The question is whether EU governments are prepared to unite behind a new China strategy.”
The FT, Apr. 5
The response is the German and Dutch leaders are not in the picture.