Bilan et perspectives de la politique chinoise de la France

Yves Heng-Lim*

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In spite of considerable changes in China's power and status over the last two decades, France's China policy has remained remarkably stable. The three broad types of principles that guide the French policy - in economic, ideational and strategicpolitical matters - have been defined in 1997 with the decision to engage in a global partnership. When measured along these three axes, France's China policy appears, however, dramatically suboptimal with a strongly imbalanced distribution of the fruits of cooperation. It appears that a reorientation of the French policy, which should be based on a revival of realpolitik principles, is today nothing but an absolute necessity.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)28-37
Number of pages10
JournalRevue Internationale et Strategique
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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