December 07, 2022
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.
June 23, 2022
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.
August 14, 2020
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.
May 03, 2019
Are China-France Relations in Trouble?
By Eleanor Albert
Even as the two celebrate cultural ties, political and economic tensions remain in the foreground.
April 27, 2019
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“?
March 27, 2019
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.
January 22, 2019
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.
September 14, 2018
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?
May 18, 2018
The Missing Piece in Macron's Asia Vision: Japan
By Valérie Niquet
France’s conflicting visions of strategic balances in the Indo-Pacific.
January 13, 2018
France and China's Green Silk Roads
By Sebastien Goulard
Macron's outreach to China is part of a bid to be seen as the voice of Europe.
January 09, 2018
Why Did France's Macron Start His China Trip in Xi’an?
By Charlotte Gao
French President Emmanuel Macron is ready to embrace China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
January 03, 2018
What Does France's President Want to Achieve in China?
By Valérie Niquet
On the eve of President Macron's visit to China, the relationship is caught between expectations and frustrations.