China’s New Approach to Europe
By Brian Wong
Beijing’s effusive reception of French President Macron reveals the underpinnings of its Europe strategy.
Nuclear Energy Has Become One of the Priorities in China-France Cooperation
By Dingding Chen and Yingfan Chen
President Macron’s visit to China sought to balance between power competition and cooperation to solve global challenges. Nuclear energy is one such opportunity for cooperation.
Europe Goes to China, Seeking Recalibration Amid Challenges
By Duncan Bartlett
French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are the latest European arrivals in Beijing. Their views on China are similar, but not in complete alignment.
European Leaders Fret Over Their ‘Value-Led’ Approach to China
By Duncan Bartlett
The recent visits to Beijing of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and European Council President Charles Michel reflected the ongoing attempt to calibrate Europe’s China policy.
French Polynesia Has Its Own China Dream
By Paco Milhiet
The French overseas territory seeks to maintain strong relations with China, while Paris is more wary.
How Europe’s Big 3 Are Shifting on China
By Philippe Le Corre and John Ferguson
As the U.K. leads and France follows, the world now awaits a verdict from Germany on Huawei, Hong Kong, and more.
Are China-France Relations in Trouble?
By Eleanor Albert
Even as the two celebrate cultural ties, political and economic tensions remain in the foreground.
Making Sense of China’s Reaction to the French Navy’s Taiwan Strait Transit
By Ankit Panda
Did China’s spokesperson misspeak or is the Taiwan Strait now being claimed in full as “Chinese waters“?
Xi Jinping in Europe: A Tale of 2 Countries
By Shannon Tiezzi
Xi’s receptions in Italy and France were markedly different. So were the benefits for the hosts – but not in the way you’d expect.
How Post-WWI France Helped Shape Revolutionary China
By Bonnie Girard
A Chinese work-study program in France turns 100 this year. Its impact is still felt today.
Is Europe Finally Pushing Back On Chinese Investments?
By Erik Brattberg and Etienne Soula
Germany, France, and the UK are increasing scrutiny of Chinese investment. Will a unified EU approach follow?
The Missing Piece in Macron's Asia Vision: Japan
By Valérie Niquet
France’s conflicting visions of strategic balances in the Indo-Pacific.