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The China energy transition

Two events give a good illustration of China determination to transform its energy model and of the followed orientations to improve the population quality of life and to bring its contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the country commitments regarding the Paris Agreement. Some days ago the second Taishan EPR power plant has been put in operation in the south of the country. It is run through a partnership between EDF and its long time associate, CGN, with whom the French utility has strong relationship for more than thirty years. Next, in October, the natural gas ...

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Is China doing so badly ?

The publication of China economic growth rate during the 2nd quarter (6.2%) has been received in Western countries with harshness. During the 1st quarter it had been 6.4%, i.e. for the first half of the year inside the 6 to 6.5% fork adopted as the official objective by the government for 2019. This “great slowing” has been denounced because the figure was the lowest since quarterly statistics are published, i.e. in 1992. In fact, the major point, not to say it is an historical one, is that China, during more than 25 years has ...

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China-U.S. : after the trade war, the monetary war?

The next G 20 Summit which will be held in Osaka at the end of this month will retain attention more from the expected encounter between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping than from the meetings organized between the leaders of the major world economies. This institution, created at the middle of the Twenties had as a purpose to manage the international economic issues through a multilateral approach over passing the G7 framework, which was limited to the wealthiest countries, through its extension to emerging countries. This time, it is really a bilateral approach which will prevail, even if everything will ...

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