EU leaders beat a path to Xi’s door seeking China’s help

French President Emmanuel Macron, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping on April 6 after meeting the press at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, Pool, File)

BRUSSELS — In the weeks since Chinese leader Xi Jinping won a third five-year term as president, setting him on course to remain in power for life, leaders and diplomats from around the world have beaten a path to his door. None more so than those from Europe.