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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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23/05/2018

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....

22/03/2018

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...

12/02/2018

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.

26
Jun
2013
Wednesday 26 June 2013
from 09:00 to 10:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Most of the recent literature on China"s rise forecasts that the country will sooner or later overtake the U.S. as the world"s superpower. Timothy Beardson explains why this will not happen in his book: Stumbling Giant: the Threats to China"s Future

30
May
2013
Thursday 30 May 2013
from 17:30 to 19:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Prof. Cheng Siwei is the Dean of School of Management, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a famous Chinese scholar in economic, financial and managerial fields as well as in chemical industry. He devotes himself in the reform and opening up of China for 30 years...

14
May
2013
Tuesday 14 May 2013
from 09:00 to 10:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Chinese President and Commander-in-Chief Xi Jinping has taken less than six months to consolidate his status as China's New Helmsman. He has also taken a tough line toward the projection of Chinese power on the world stage. Dr. Willy Lam will talk about Xi's priorities in realizing what ...

10
Apr
2013
Wednesday 10 April 2013
from 08:45 to 12:30 - Conférences

The EU is now China"s most important trading partner while China is the EU"s second most important partner after the US. With such an intensive trade relationship, it should come as no surprise that trade tensions have intensified between the two partners, particularly on issues such as...

25
Sep
2012
Tuesday 25 September 2012
from 09:30 to 11:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Séminaire autour de Renaud Egreteau, chercheur et maître de conférences au Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong. Discutante : Sophie Boisseau du Rocher, chercheur spécialiste de l'Asie du Sud-Est et auteur de ...

05
Apr
2012
Thursday 05 April 2012
from 09:00 to 10:30 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

Lors de ce séminaire-débat, Alice Ekman, chercheur associé au Centre Asie Ifri, chargée des activités de recherche touchant à la Chine, présentera les conclusions de sa récente étude sur les orientations de la politique étrangère chinoise.

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