The Americans are looking more and more to the growing Chinese influence in Europe. All this while several European leaders are constantly going to China. The last one being an unhappy British Prime Minister, touting an uneven golden era in British Chinese relationship. Advertisements
Less than a year in power, the French President is already more than a promise, almost a certitude. But it is also legitimate to ask if he’s more style than substance. Like Der Spiegel does.
The remarkable Charles C. Mann asks the legitimate question : can the Earth feed 10 bn ? The UN is projecting 9 bn for 2050, but knowing the afterwards is almost pure speculation.
I, like many others, was ready to bet on a Chinese hard-landing in the last ten years. Not anymore. I think the Middle Kingdom got the right lessons from the 1998 Asian financial crisis and averted the worse. Yet, while China’s development model was far from perfectly efficient, it has proved effective enough. And while…… Continue reading No more Chinese hard-landing
The South China Morning Post quotes the People’s Daily about the new Chinese self-confidence : “The world has never focused on China so much and needed China so much as it does now”. “The capitalism-led world political and economic system is full of drawbacks; the global governance system is undergoing profound changes; and a new…… Continue reading China Rising (at the right moment)
Der Spiegel, on the inevitable new German foreign policy. Germany’s global abstinence has permitted it to have the luxury of basing its foreign policy largely on values, while others took care of the realpolitik dirty work. Merkel’s refugee policies, which placed humanitarian principles over the cohesion of the European Union, is only the most radical…… Continue reading Farewell to the Good Germany ?
Emmanuel Macron’s State visit in China reveals a good deal about how Europe sees China as of this moment. Verbatim. He said “the ancient Silk Roads were never only Chinese” and also “the new roads cannot only go one way”, stressing that joint work on the routes should ensure common intellectual property, competition and access…… Continue reading More from Macron in China