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Françoise NICOLAS

Senior Research Fellow and Director of Ifri's Center for Asian Studies


Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies

Research Fellow, Head of China Research, Center for Asian Studies, Ifri
Claude MEYER

Senior Advisor, Center for Asian Studies


The Chinese presence in the Mediterranean is raising new questions among the diplomatic services of the Maghreb countries, as well as those of southern Europe. Indeed, over the past five years, China has been translating its national priorities with increasing activism in the Mediterranean....


As 2017 drew to close, China officially approved plans for its long-awaited national Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) outlined some of the implementation details[1]. Though it will be limited...


Assessing the state of democracy in Asia is a challenge. While some countries, such as Japan and India, have been showing the way from early days, some others, such as in Southeast Asia are still struggling to ensure stable and sustainable democratic institutions and practices.

Tuesday 15 September 2015
from 20:30 to 22:30 - Dinners and Luncheons

Marking the publication of the Summer (No.4) issue of Horizons "A Tale of Two Planets: The Return of China / The Future of Europe"

Thursday 05 February 2015
from 09:30 to 11:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

La proximité historique du Parti Communiste Chinois et de l’Armée Populaire de Libération qui l’a amené au pouvoir en 1949 a résisté aux crises et changements les plus dramatiques qu’a connu le régime, depuis la contestation de Tiananmen en 1989 jusqu’à la libéralisation...

By: Alice EKMAN, Céline PAJON, quoted in an article published by

Los actos que esta semana organiza China para conmemorar el 70 aniversario de su victoria ante Japón, coronados por un desfile militar en la plaza de Tiananmen, plantean un nuevo desafío a los lazos entre Pekín y Tokio, ya dañados en los últimos años por desavenencias históricas y...