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Alain Boublil Blog

   

China

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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Beijing-Washington : the long march

In Paris, commentators are discussing about the order of arrival of candidate lists to the European elections. In Brussels, it is questioned about how the institutions will function with the fragmentation of the political forces which are assigned to have seats; But in Beijing as in Washington, they are thinking about the next possible steps in the rising tensions between the two countries. The communication mode of their leaders is reflecting their cultural differences. The American president is alternating avenging tweets denouncing Chinese Authorities attitude with conciliatory remarks explaining that, at the end, they will find a good agreement. Following ...

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Welcome, Mr. President

President Xi Jinping arrives in France Sunday. He is achieving a trip in Europe at a tense time due to Brexit uncertainties and to the trade negotiations with the U.S. It is his second visit, after the lavish reception given by François Hollande in 2014 at Versailles palace. His predecessor, President Hu Jintao came in 2004 and 2009. Each time reference is made to 1964, when France officially recognized of China. But that historical decision was harmed by the gaffe made by the French ambassador when he mentioned in that circumstance “France comes back into Asia”. Beijing didn ...

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