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In her interview with Toute L’Europe, Dr Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron, GPI Head of Europe, assesses the opportunities at stake in EU-China relations in the context of a renewed political leadership in France, Germany and China (Interview in French). Read the Full Interview (In French) Here.
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Bob Savic says having recently consolidated their power domestically, both leaders should have a freer hand to cooperate and advance common goals, among them a resolution of the North Korea nuclear stand-off. China’s 19th Communist Party Congress ended with the inclusion of President Xi Jinping’s name and political thought into the party’s constitution, elevating his status as a...
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Former global energy competitors and geopolitical rivals in the Middle East and Central Asia, Russia and Saudi Arabia have been resolving their differences in order to build a long term strategic partnership. Recent backdrop to Russia-Saudi relations Following on from Saudi’s deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister, Prince Mohammed’s visit to Moscow, in early 2017,...
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Over the last few days, media and observers have taken renewed interest in China’s growing debt burden and asked what the effects of a crisis in China may be on the rest of the world. A fair question if one believes that China can be analysed using the methods of western economies. But that’s not...
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There is a certain similarity in the way China and France carry out cross-border M&A.Both countries act in a systemic manner, both when dealing with inbound and outbound transactions. Both countries, sometimes, put emphasis on the nationalistic angle, due to both national pride and the strategic necessity to create national champions in key industrial sectors....
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On 2nd July 1997 the Bank of Thailand allowed the baht to float, thus ending its struggle to maintain the peg with the US$ in the face of massive speculative attacks, during which the country’s foreign reserves were almost entirely exhaust. The collapse of the Thai currency was rapidly followed by similar events in Indonesia,...
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Last Friday, the Pangoal Institution and TWAI organized the conference “The Belt and Road Initiative and China-EU Economic and Trade Ties.” Guests included Former Prime Minister of Italy, Former President of the European Commission Romano Prodi, President of the Pangoal Institution Yi Peng, Professor from Peking University Enrico Fardella, Former Deputy Administrator of State Administration of...
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Viara Bojkova, Head of Geo-Economics Programme & Senior Research Fellow at the GPI, has written a chapter on “The nature, impact and lessons of Abenomics”, which will be published in “Advances in Geoeconomics” (edited by J Mark Munoz, Routledge 2016) in April 2017. In her chapter, Viara Bojkova outlines the background to the implementation of the...
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Russia-China relations
GPI Senior Research Fellow, Bob Savic, has been quoted in a recent article on CNN, commenting on the increasingly close ties between Russia and China: “”Driven by strengthening personal ties between Putin and Xi, the breadth and depth of China-Russia relations have spilled over into multiple spheres of governmental and institutional policymaking”. To read the...
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GPI Head of Europe, Karine Lisbonne-de Vergeron, took part in the 4th Young Leaders Program of the France China Foundation, co-organised with the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs, which was held in Zhengzhou and in Beijing from 15th to 19th September. It gathered 40 French and Chinese professionals selected for their expertise in different...
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