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A strategic trip to China

The trip the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe will make to China next week carries a much more strategic character than it seems at first sight. It starts in the South, in the city of Shenzhen which was the birthplace of the economic revolution launched by Deng Xiaoping almost forty years ago and where stands one of the few monuments elevated to honor his memory. He will go after to Shanghai, the financial hub of the country and ends in Beijing, due to protocol reasons. The trip comes in a context of a bitter trade crisis with the U.S ...

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The China energy transition

China is today the most important emitter of greenhouse gas but that has not been always the situation. The country over passed the United States only recently. As climate change is linked to the accumulated pollution, the new emitters have considered for a long time that the efforts had to be at first imposed to the countries which were responsible of the past accumulation. That was the China position but it has changed. The support, without any ambiguity, by Beijing to the Paris Agreement, is the proof of it and it is not the reflection of diplomatic or symbolic attitude ...

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Donald Trump-Xi Jinping : the unequal combat

The Syrian crisis must not conceal the other current factors of instability. Tension between the U.S. and its allied nations and Russia will wane as soon as situation in Syria calms down. Economic consequences of the sanctions will be limited at the world level. It won’t be the same if a real economic war opposes China and the U.S. It is the whole international trade organization which could be affected. Despite its defects and the exceptional imbalances that system has sometimes generated, it has permitted a continuous trade development for more than fifty years and it is ...

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