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EDF's curious departure from Taiwan

By Alice Hérait and Adrien Simorre
A ceremony marking EDF’s MoU for energy transition projects with Taiwanese energy company Taipower, January 2019. © Capture d'écran/YouTube A ceremony marking EDF’s MoU for energy transition projects with Taiwanese energy company Taipower, January 2019. © Capture d'écran/YouTube

French utilities giant EDF this year decided to close its offices in Taiwan, a democratically self-governed archipelago which China vigorously lays claim to as a province of its own. Curiously, the move comes just as Taiwan launches an ambitious programme to develop renewable energies, an important sector for EDF. It also follows a lucrative deal EDF has signed with China for the construction of offshore wind parks. The French group, meanwhile, denies any link between the two events. Alice Hérait and Adrien Simorre report from Taiwan.

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