Emmanuel Macron
Emmanuel Macron is pictured during a press conference following a meeting amid a crisis in France's agricultural sector in Paris on February 8, 2016. French farmers have carried out a string of demonstrations for nearly two weeks against the falling prices of their products, demanding structural measures to strengthen price rates. / AFP / PATRICK KOVARIK (Photo credit should read PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

French President Emmanuel Macron will pay an official visit to China from Jan. 8 to Jan. 10 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping.

The following is a brief introduction to the French president.

Born in Amiens, northeast France in 1977, Macron graduated from Paris Nanterre University, Paris Institute of Political Studies and National School of Administration.

Macron was appointed deputy secretary general of the Elysee in 2012. He was appointed minister of economy, industry and digital affairs in 2014. He created his own political movement “En March!” (On the Move!) in 2016 and ran for president as an independent candidate.

He was elected the eighth president of the French Fifth Republic, 11th president in the history of France on May 7, 2017 and took office on May 14.

Macron is married to Brigitte Macron. Enditem

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