Keyword: China

West bows to China with lip service over death of rights activist Liu Xiaobo

By Elodie Goulesque
Liu Xiaobo. © Reuters Liu Xiaobo. © Reuters

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.

Tiananmen protester warns of global threat from China's 'money-based' system

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Dissident Wang Dan. © Reuters Dissident Wang Dan. © Reuters

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.

Xi Jinping, Macron agree to promote China-France cooperation

Two presidents agreed to promote bilateral relations and cooperation during the meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg.

Paris clashes after French police kill Chinese man

China has formally complained and called on France to protect its nationals after 56-year-old Liu Shaoyo was shot dead on Sunday night.

France slams Trump's China-Taiwan statements

Foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Trump's remarks that US might not be bound by longstanding one China policy were 'not very smart'.

France and China to set up joint investment fund

French foreign minister cited UK Hinkley Point nuclear deal as 'good example' of investment model Paris and Beijing will employ around world.

India eyes China with bargain deal for French jets

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The Rafale fighter jet. © Dassault Aviation The Rafale fighter jet. © Dassault Aviation

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.

French economy minister dismisses Chinese growth figures

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.

French press correspondent speaks out over expulsion from China

Ursula Gauthier said in TV interview she was accused of supporting terrorism after article critical of official policy in western region of Xinjiang.

China 'to expell' French news correspondent

Weekly magazine l'Obs says its Beijing correspondent is given until December 31st to leave after report on crackdowns on Muslim Uighur people.

China and France agree five-year verifications of Paris climate summit pact

Checks on pledges at December's UN Climate Change Conference in Paris are to 'reinforce mutual confidence' and for 'efficient implementation'.

French wines squeezed off top spot

Lack of rain and a heatwave led to just 1% increase in French production in 2015, meaning Italy regained top spot for amount of wine made.

Poor marks for French establishments in global university survey

The Chinese research gave just four French higher education institutions a place in its top 100 universities, which were led by US establishments.

French to lead initial probe of suspected flight MH370 debris

Officials from Malaysia, China, Australia and France hold meeting in Paris to discuss progress of investigation into missing plane.

Speculation over China deal for French-built warships

Rare visit to Shanghai by French navy Mistral-class helicopter carrier prompts conjecture over deal on undelivered sister ships built for Russia.