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China facing its challenges

At a moment when the National People Congress is meeting, the government has confirmed for this year its growth objective around 5% but has not yet announced special rebounding economic measures, which gives rise to some skepticism among Western observers. They notice that this figure is quite low compared to the growth, frequently above 7%, obtained during the decades before the covid-19 crisis. It will be moreover difficult to reach it because the 5% obtained in 2023 was benefiting from a favorable basis effect due to the end in 2023 of the restrictions occurred to fight against the pandemic.

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2024 : The year of the Dragon

The Chinese calendar, through a twelve years cycle, gives to the current year the name of an animal. 2024 so will be the year of the Dragon. In 2022, it was the Tiger. In France, this nickname had been given to a statesman, Georges Clemenceau. The year of the Tiger was definitely not the “Clemenceau year” because was attributed to his proximity with Japan the transfer to this country of the German concessions in China during the 1919 negotiations which will lead to the Versailles Treaty. That major humiliation will not be without connection with the political and social moves ...

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China : The detente and the rebound

The forum of the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation  (APEC) has allowed the United States and China to publicly showing their common will to lessening the tensions which were lasting between the two countries for near two years. The summit between the presidents Biden and Xi Jinping whose four hours duration was exceptional, has offered the opportunity of a frank discussion about the issues where there was a disagreement and to mention the appropriate measures to prevent that they degenerate and to find solutions. An almost friendly personal relationship between the two men was established and both of them do all they ...

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