China continues efforts to engage with EU as Xi calls council president

Europe’s diplomatic reengagement with China continued on Friday as Xi Jinping spoke with European Council President Charles Michel.The Friday afternoon call took place amid speculation that Xi will not travel to Europe for the G20 leaders’ summit at the end of the month or for the COP26 climate talks in November, leaving no opportunity for face-to-face talks.In his call with Michel, Xi said both China and the European Union are facing new challenges, but the two are comprehensive strategic…