France’s Strategic Pivot to Central Asia: Strengthening Ties with Uzbekistan and Shaping Regional Dynamics
By Alouddin Komilov
France's strategic moves in Central Asia, exemplified by Macron's recent visit to Uzbekistan, are driven by myriad factors.
The Significance of French President Macron’s Visit to Sri Lanka
By Jayesh Khatu and Yatharth Thumar
In Sri Lanka, Macron continued his message that France is ready to uphold the sovereignty of island nations susceptible to the negative influence of China.
President Macron’s Historic Pacific Visit: A Signal of France’s Regional Step-Up
By Céline Pajon
With Macron's visit to New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and Papua New Guinea, he has a chance to address France's shaken legitimacy in the Pacific.
Is France Backing China’s Currency Against the US Dollar?
By Alain Tao
President Macron's recent state visit to China resulted in rare yuan-denominated deals. Does that signal French support for renminbi internationalization?
Europe’s China Policy in Disarray
By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Whether France can be a trusted partner in managing China is a question that many have asked after the fiasco of Macron’s visit.
China’s New Approach to Europe
By Brian Wong
Beijing’s effusive reception of French President Macron reveals the underpinnings of its Europe strategy.
German Foreign Minister Visits Beijing Amid European China Debate
By Tim Hildebrandt
Discussions are taking place in Europe and Germany on how to deal with China, but also on which path of development to take in the coming decades, in the context of a rather shaky confidence in the U.S.
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.
China’s Xi Calls for Ukraine Peace Talks to Resume
By Associated Press
But Xi gave no indication Beijing would use its leverage as Vladimir Putin's diplomatic partner to press for a settlement.
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 and France’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
By Paco Milhiet
French Polynesia, with its strategic location and massive EEZ, will play a key role in France's Indo-Pacific policy.
Australia’s PM Denies He Lied to France’s Macron Over Sub Deal
By Rod McGuirk
Deputy Prime Minister Joyce chimed in as well: “We didn’t deface Eiffel Tower... We got out of that contract.”