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In 2017, Secretary General Xi Jinping said: "This is an era that will see China move closer to the center of the world stage". The People's Republic of China is indeed at a pivotal moment in its history, gradually acquiring all the components of power and competing with, if not surpassing, the major world powers. This new status is challenging the global balance of power, raising questions and awakening fears. The European Union and its member states are seeking to adapt their position vis-à-vis China, to face its new diplomatic assertiveness, the rise of its military and technological capacities, and to deal with the Sino-American rivalry. However, since Beijing's international policy cannot be dissociated from its domestic context, it is also necessary to analyze the internal political dynamics that dictate foreign policy choices.

Through its research activities, Ifri's Center for Asian Studies aims to provide a better understanding of contemporary China and its position on the world stage.

Françoise NICOLAS

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

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John SEAMAN

Research Fellow, Center for Asian Studies

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

Senior Advisor, Center for Asian Studies

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17/12/2018
By: Nadège ROLLAND

Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus have long been a blind-spot for Chinese diplomacy and economic policy. For over a decade, however, China has been laying the foundations of a long-term presence in the area, a process which has accelerated since the end of 2013 with the launch of the Belt...

12/12/2018
By: David BREWSTER

Strategic competition between India and China in the Indian Ocean is growing and has the potential to profoundly impact the stability and security of the region. The Indian Ocean is becoming the scene of a sustained contest that in some ways resembles strategic competition during the Cold War....

05
Feb
2015
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...

29
Jan
2015
Thursday 29 January 2015
from 09:00 to 10:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The rise of China and the responses formulated by its neighbors are key elements shaping the security environment in East Asia. China’s growing “assertiveness” since 2008, particularly in maritime East Asia, seems to have been further strengthened under the leadership of...

17
Oct
2013
Thursday 17 October 2013
from 09:00 to 10:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Seminar with HEM David Mulroney, former Ambassador of Canada to China (2009-2012) and Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, and Alice Ekman, Associate Research Fellow at the Ifri Center for Asian Studies.

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23
Sep
2013
Monday 23 September 2013
from 09:00 to 10:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

The rapid rise of China is changing the balance of power drastically in East Asia. What kind of new regional order will be born? What Role should Japan take in the new environment? Prof. Shinichi Kitaoka, President of International University of Japan, the chairman of Prime Minister Abe"s...