Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 presidential election, attends a campaign rally in Arras

Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 presidential election, attends a campaign rally in Arras

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, a staunch supporter of the EU and therefore a potential darling of Beijing, attends a campaign rally in Arras on April 26, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Benoit Tessier

April 27, 2017 11:23 AM (UTC+8)