France's Macron says globalization is going through a major crisis

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"France is back at the core of Europe", he declared.

Macron said that "more ambitious" EU countries must be able to move toward more European integration, even if other European countries don't want to join in.

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that globalization is facing a "major crisis" and that collective action is needed to confront the challenge.

But he plans to shift emphasis when he arrives by helicopter for his debut speech at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland.

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Mr Macron has been the foremost proponent of a more united, reformed and integrated Europe Union, while seeking to benefit from the fallout of the UK's decision to leave the 28-nation bloc.

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France's 40-year-old president already wooed executives including Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg at the Palace of Versailles this week as he sought to attract investment. Numerous bosses are in Davos too.

"Economic growth is not an end in itself, it is a means to an end", said Macron on January 24.

The White House has hosted numerous world leaders in the first year of the Trump administration, but none were official state visits with all the trappings, pomp, circumstance and accompanying glittering state dinner.

"Trade wars are fought every single day. and unfortunately every single day there are various parties violating the rules and trying to take unfair advantage", Ross said.

While Macron may not directly reference the USA or President Donald Trump's trade policies, his appeal to investors may emphasize Europe's commitment to the multi-lateral system and political stability.

Liu He, Xi's main economic advisor, promised foreign companies greater access to China's financial services market, manufacturing and some service industries.

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