Chinese firms have plowed at least 145 billion euros into Europe since 2010, but investment has been slowing recently as several European governments tighten rules on acquisitions by foreign firms.
French President Emmanuel Macron has urged a Franco-German push to make Europe a stronger and more confident global player that could prevent "chaos" on the world stage.
Macedonia's government has vowed to push ahead with changing the country's name to appease Greece and build ties with the West, but opponents said low turnout made it illegitimate.
Macedonia's citizens will vote Sunday on whether to rename their country "The Republic of North Macedonia", part of a compromise with Greece which has a province with the same name.
On September 26 last year, Emmanuel Macron laid out his vision for a reformed EU to blunt the rise of nationalism and ensure the bloc has a future as an independent actor on the world stage.