ChinAfrica is getting more and more serious

The French know pretty well the African continent and look (with┬ámelancholy ?) to the Chinese presence in Africa : more than 10,000 Chinese enterprises are present there, with 90% of them private-owned, and they have almost half of the infrastructure markets. But the French are alarmed about the African dependence on the Chinese economy :…… Continue reading ChinAfrica is getting more and more serious

French Anxieties in the Post-Industrial Age

Emmanuel Macron dreams of France as a “Start-Up Nation”, but the transition from the former national champions like Alcatel, Alstom, Pechiney or Lafarge, without reproducing again the Airbus industrial model, where the French have a strong position, provokes some serious questioning about France’s economic model. Even more so as they do not have the lead…… Continue reading French Anxieties in the Post-Industrial Age