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Since November 27, 2022, protest movements have punctuated China, from Beijing to Canton, from Shanghai to Urumqi. An unprecedented phenomenon for three decades, the demonstrators are protesting against the strict “zero-Covid” policy implemented by the authorities and which has imposed successive confinements for three years. The potential for challenging the absolute authority of the Party and the Chinese social contract is significant.

Ifri closely follows the developments of this movement.

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12/12/2022

Open source is at the heart of the Internet infrastructure, of the software used by individuals or governments, and of the innovation processes of tech companies. Faced with threats to the security and sustainability of the open source model, governments are getting a hold of the topic, which...

08/12/2022

China-Russia cooperation in space has been increasing for the past two decades. This cooperation accelerated after the Crimea crisis in 2014 and culminated with the announcement in 2021 of the joint construction of the International Lunar Research Station (ILRS).<...>

02/12/2022
By: Jean-Loup SAMAAN

In just under five years, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has accelerated its rapprochement with Xi Jinping’s China, to the point of becoming the first Gulf country to find itself at the heart of the rivalry between Beijing and Washington. Although benefiting from a large US military presence,...

30/11/2022
By: Mathilde VELLIET, quoted by Finbarr Bergminham in the South China Morning Post.
Most EU countries ‘don’t want to have to choose’ and ‘don’t want a world that is split into two camps’, says the bloc’s top diplomat. European governments have criticised Washington’s economic and China policies, and its leaders are scrambling to meet with President Xi Jinping.
16/11/2022
By: Jacques PRIOL, Joé VINCENT-GALTIE

Numerous smart city projects are emerging, guided by objectives of efficiency and improvement of public policies. All of them are based on intensive use of data and digital tools, but their concrete achievements take various forms. Some models are being exported and are becoming levers of...

27/10/2022
By: Mathilde VELLIET, quoted by Patrick Wintour in The Guardian

Disagreements have opened up about strategy when China is also seen as an existential threat. Western powers in the G7 group of nations are failing to coordinate their China strategies, senior western officials admit, adding that the need to do so has been given sharp impetus by Xi Jinping’s...