French President Macron: ‘I Am a Maoist’

An informal tea meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping capped-off French President Emmanuel Macron’s three-day trip to China recently. But the two countries share a passion that goes far beyond the age-old beverage. In March 2017, the then-popular presidential candidate Macron had an interview with French newspaper Le Parisien. He publicly declared, “I am a Maoist.” Adding, “A good program is one that works,” referring to the effectiveness of his campaign.

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