Two officers with France's foreign intelligence agency, the DGSE, have been held in detention since December accused of passing secrets to a foreign power, while one of their wives was released on bail, French defence minister Florence Parly has confirmed, while security sources told AFP news agency the agents are suspected of helping China.
Under deal signed by prime minister Narendra Modi and President Macron, each country will open its naval bases to warships from the other.
President begins first state visit to China hoping to relaunch EU-China relations strained by Beijing’s restrictions on foreign investment and trade.
Friends of French nationals Hu Jiamin and his wife Marine Brossard, who were arrested together by plain clothes police during the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Biennale of Urbanism Architecture after painting a mural there in tribute to the late Chinese activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, say they cannot reach the couple and have no idea where they are being held.
The death on July 13th of imprisoned Chinese human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo has highlighted the reticence of Western nations to clearly denounce the fierce repression meted out by the Chinese authorities against pro-democracy campaigners. Mediapart’s Beijing correspondent Elodie Goulesque reports on how rights issues have fallen off the agenda of the international community in face of China’s rise to the rank of the world’s second superpower.
Wang Dan was one of the student leaders in the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing in 1989 and was later jailed twice before going into exile. He recently visited Paris to give a series of lectures on the continuing impact of the movement and spoke to Mediapart about his involvement in the protests and his reading of the situation today in China and its role in the world. Gilles Taine reports.
Two presidents agreed to promote bilateral relations and cooperation during the meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg.
China has formally complained and called on France to protect its nationals after 56-year-old Liu Shaoyo was shot dead on Sunday night.
Foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Trump's remarks that US might not be bound by longstanding one China policy were 'not very smart'.
French foreign minister cited UK Hinkley Point nuclear deal as 'good example' of investment model Paris and Beijing will employ around world.
The 8-billion-euro contract signed in New Delhi on Friday for the supply of 36 French-built Rafale fighter jets has been hailed by Paris as a major coup that underlines the technological prowess of the French aeronautical industry. But, Mediapart’s India correspondent Guillaume Delacroix reports, the deal was struck after France agreed to massive discounts which virtually halve the total cost. But it also marks a new defence strategy by India, which now regards China as the principal threat to its security, and no longer Pakistan.
Emmanuel Macron said he did not believe 'for a second' China's claim that its economy grew by as much as 6.9 percent in 2015.
Ursula Gauthier said in TV interview she was accused of supporting terrorism after article critical of official policy in western region of Xinjiang.