Science: how China strives for excellence

Science: how China strives for excellence

Since 1995, the Chinese government has invested heavily in its universities to achieve research excellence. And the results are there. Located close to the former Summer Palace, the Tsinghua campus is today a breeding ground for talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. In terms of the number of articles published in the most prestigious world scientific journals, the Peking University could even overtake the famous MIT within five years. It must be said that…

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New Caledonia: meeting in December in Paris to “draw the conclusions” of the referendum

New Caledonia: meeting in December in Paris to “draw the conclusions” of the referendum

Édouard Philippe will meet in December in Paris the political forces of New Caledonia to “collectively draw the first conclusions” of the self-determination referendum which saw the victory of the maintenance in France, announced the Prime Minister Monday in Noumea. Édouard Philippe will meet in December in Paris the political forces of New Caledonia to “collectively draw the first conclusions” of the self-determination referendum which saw the victory of the maintenance in France, announced the…

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Asian stock markets plunge after dark Wall Street Wednesday

Asian stock markets plunge after dark Wall Street Wednesday

Asian stock markets fell sharply on Thursday morning following scathing comments from Donald Trump reacting to Wall Street’s plunge against a backdrop of rising interest rates in the United States. Asian stock markets fell sharply on Thursday morning following scathing comments from Donald Trump reacting to Wall Street’s plunge against a backdrop of rising interest rates in the United States. The Nikkei index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange dropped 3.89% at mid-session, to 22,591.10 points,…

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Universities, companies… How China spies on France

Universities, companies… How China spies on France

The Chinese secret service has 200,000 agents. French “value-added” suppliers are among their targets. MSE. These three letters resonate more and more in the austere corridors of the General Directorate of Internal Security (DGSI), in Levallois-Perret. They designate the gigantic Ministry of State Security, the most important of the seven intelligence services of the People’s Republic of China, which relies on an army of 200,000 agents (against 4,000 for the DGSI and 6,000 for the…

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China, the giant that wants to dominate the world

China, the giant that wants to dominate the world

Its industrial flagships flood the planet. Proud of its model and its renewed influence, Beijing is posed as an uninhibited rival of the Western world. And is accelerating even further with its “Made in China 2025” plan and its “New Silk Roads”. Surrounded by foreign journalists, specially invited to Shenzhen to discover “today’s China”, Zhu Chen Lin displays a beguiling smile. “It is here that the country’s major reforms were initiated nearly forty years ago,”…

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“New Silk Roads”: Paris and Beijing make slow progress on investment projects

“New Silk Roads”: Paris and Beijing make slow progress on investment projects

According to our information, the French and Chinese governments have agreed on four cooperation projects in third countries, two of which concern EDF and Engie. Almost a year to the day, Emmanuel Macron began his first presidential tour in China. A three-day visit concluded in particular by the signing of about fifty contracts and by the support of the Head of State for the Chinese project of “New Silk Roads”, a titanic project which aims…

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The incredible buried treasure in North Korea

The incredible buried treasure in North Korea

Still under a regime of international sanctions, North Korea is teeming with natural resources. These are estimated at 2.900 billion euros. Magnesite, graphite, iron or even rare earths galore. According to Les Échos, North Korea is teeming with mineral resources. The state group Korea Resources Corporation (Kores) estimated this week before the South Korean parliament that according to its calculations, natural resources would represent around 2.900 billion euros. A gigantic potential, compared to that of…

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North Korea has at least 13 secret nuclear-capable mobile ballistic missile sites

North Korea has at least 13 secret nuclear-capable mobile ballistic missile sites

North Korea has at least 13 secret nuclear-capable mobile ballistic missile sites, according to a study released Monday as Donald Trump’s flagship foreign policy initiative slips. North Korea has at least 13 secret nuclear-capable mobile ballistic missile sites, according to a study released Monday as Donald Trump’s flagship foreign policy initiative slips. The US president said his historic June summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un paved the way for the denuclearization of Pyongyang,…

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Under Yongle, the other imperialist China

Under Yongle, the other imperialist China

In the 15th century, Beijing had already launched an assault on the world. Cultural influence, show of force… the adventure also concealed commercial interests. Beijing, which wants to extend its cultural influence, show its power and open up trade routes with significant profits… Xi Jinping’s imperialist ambitions go against the tradition of the Middle Empire, which is rather self-centered. But expansionism is not absent from Chinese history. Perhaps the most famous episode is the series…

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Chinese stock markets on the rise, galvanized by a Sino-US deal in sight

Chinese stock markets on the rise, galvanized by a Sino-US deal in sight

The United States and China appear to be on the verge of reaching an agreement to settle their trade disputes. Excellent news for the Chinese stock markets, which rose on Monday morning. A wind of optimism blew on the Chinese stock markets which started the week on strong increases, galvanized by the prospect of an imminent agreement between the United States and China to settle their trade disputes. On the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the…

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