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As the first stop of his first European tour since the Covid-19 pandemic, Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay a state visit to France on May 6 and 7, 2024, to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. One year after President Macron's travel to China, the two heads of state will exchange on the war in Ukraine, the situation in the Middle East, trade relations in the context of EU’s “de-risking”, and other global issues such as climate change.

 

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01/06/2023

During the economic and financial crisis in 2008, during which the West was severely weakened, the ties between the Western Balkans and China were particularly close. For these countries, turning to China meant to secure new destination markets for their exports and to guarantee new...

25/05/2023

The G7 summit in Hiroshima showcased a new international order in the making: in a world where security is indivisible, the priority should be to uphold a collectively shaped rules-based order and find a modus vivendi with China. The G7 can work toward this by taking into account the...

11/05/2023
By: Céline PAJON, quoted by Maria Siow in the SCMP

While the impact of Kishida’s tour is ‘marginal, it can still send ‘a message of solidarity’ that it intends to take the continent’s concerns seriously. Getting the African countries to take active measures against Russia will be difficult if they are not offered strong incentives in exchange,...

10/05/2023

While French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to China is viewed by some to be an exercise in stirring the pot, this does not mean that the European boat has veered off course. The EU is used to robust debate among and within member states, and can take this as another opportunity to...

27/04/2023

In April 2021, the Chinese government officially, but rather quietly, established a new state-owned enterprise (SOE) named China SatNet. Its mission: build out China’s “mega-constellation” program for low Earth orbiting internet satellites, known as Guowang (“national network”).

12/04/2023
By: Leslie PALTI-GUZMAN, Marc-Antoine EYL-MAZZEGA

2022 saw the climax so far of the weaponization of energy. Following its geopolitical demise, Russia has undertaken its own gas amputation, moving from a super energy power status to a diminished role with uncertain prospects and only hard options left.