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David Gosset is a global affairs and international relations expert. Professor Gosset studied political science in Paris. He is currently the director of the Euro-China Center for International and Business Relations at CEIBS in Shanghai. Gosset founded the Academia Sinica Europaea an intellectual interface between Europe and China, and he has also established the Euro-China Forum which creates the conditions for a comprehensive dialogue between the two edges of Eurasia. The former French President Jacques Chirac considers that the Euro-China Forum is “since 2002 a unique platform for exchanges between the European and Chinese civilizations”. Tung Chee Hwa, the former Chief Executive of Hong-Kong defines the forum as “dedicated to the great mission of increasing mutual understanding between China and Europe”. A sinologist, Professor Gosset wrote extensively on China’s transformation and its impact on the world affairs. His comments have been published in the International Herald Tribune, Asia Times, Global Times, China Daily but also top Chinese newspapers Global Times (Chinese) and the prestigious Reference News. Gosset commented for Shanghai TV, Dragon TV, Phoenix TV or Bloomberg TV. His analyses have been published by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Gosset has been awarded the “Cross of the Civil Order” by the King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, for his work with the Academia Sinica Europaea. Gosset also received a honorary distinction by the Republic of Bulgaria for the establishment of the Euro-China Forum. David Gosset is honorary Professor at the Xinjiang Normal University and at Nankai University in Tianjin.
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Fan Zeng, Mirror of the Invisible

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 11:41 AM

The vicissitudes of history have never really interrupted the life of the Chinese art, in the era of a dematerialized cyberspace the "Four Treasures of the Study" ("Wen Fang Si Bao"), the brush, the ink, the paper and the ink stone continue to inspire, and, China's 21st century renaissance is...

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China Dream Over the Taiwan Strait

(9) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 5:13 PM

While the Lantern Festival has not yet ended the Chinese New Year celebrations, a historical meeting took place in Nanjing on February 11, 2014, between Wang Yu-chi, the head of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), and Zhang Zhijun, the director of China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO).

It was the...

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Knowing Fuzhou

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 7:28 AM

At the age of 59, almost two decades after his departure from China, the French writer and diplomat Paul Claudel expressed in his poem Hong-Kong a strong desire to return to the Far East, but on the imaginary map of his Chinese continent the capital city was Fuzhou, literally the...

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Grandeur and Centrality

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 2:46 PM

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations
between France and China (1964-2014)

If the speech pronounced 48 years ago in Phnom Penh by the French President Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970) belongs to the Gaullist epic, the use by the Chinese director Wong Kar-wai of the statesman's...

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The Moon, China's Mirror

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 3:26 PM

For millennia China remained in a distant harmony with the Moon, it will be soon in a position to have a permanent base on the celestial body visited first by Neil Armstrong (1930 - 2012) on July 21 1969. The world remembers the words pronounced more than 350 000 kilometers...

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Xi Jinping - Person of the Year 2013

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 7:11 AM

In the fall, the shutdown of the U.S. federal government forced the 44th American President to cancel a series of trips abroad, at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bali, in the absence of Barack Obama, China's President Xi Jinping was de facto the most powerful man in the...

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The Sino-Venezuelan Strategic Partnership

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 12:11 PM

By David Gosset and Temir Porras Ponceleón

By choosing Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Mexico, as destinations for his second foreign trip as China's President, Xi Jinping illustrated the strategic importance of the relations between Beijing and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), a bloc of...

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The Significance of Sino-Turkish Relations

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 3:42 PM

Among the dynamics reshaping Eurasia, the "world continent" spanning from Europe to the Far East, the transformation of the Sino-Turkish relations does not get the attention it deserves.
A focus on this relationship from a Western perspective presupposes a double de-centering, not only the observation of non Western powers...

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The Confucius Institutes and the Chinese Renaissance

(1) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 5:50 PM

The development of the Confucius Institutes should not be interpreted as a mere linguistic phenomenon, it reveals six of the main features defining the Chinese renaissance -- economic reemergence, speed of change, socio-political transformation, civilizational revival, China's outward projection and the entry, through a cognitive shift, into the era of...

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The Revival of the Chinese Tea

(1) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 3:50 PM

Ubiquitous yet enveloped by a flavor of gentle mystery tea is one of China's most extraordinary gifts to mankind, its trade determined the fate of some of the earliest multinational companies, the Dutch East India Company or the Honourable East India Company, it is a part, with the 1773 Boston...

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Life in Shanghai

(1) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 10:23 AM

On a world map the coordinates of Shanghai are unequivocal, latitude 31°12'N, longitude 121°30', but as a human representation the megacity lies between the rational and precise studies of the experts, geographers, economists or sociologists, and the infinite power of evocation of its name.

Cinematic more than photographic, Shanghai is...

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The US and China in the 21st Century: The World Dream of Sunnylands

(4) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 12:11 PM

The U.S. and China are still in a position to master their national destiny, the transnational financial markets, the fluctuations of oil, gas or food prices, the constraints of a multipolar geopolitical order impact their economies but do not command their policies, in a globalizing world, they act while the...

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The China Dream and the Liyuan Style

(2) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 5:16 PM

After becoming China's President in March 2013, Xi Jinping visited Russia and three African countries, his second foreign trip will take him to Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, Mexico and the U.S.

When Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the first female prime minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, officially announced...

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France's 'Influential Power' and Sino-European Relations

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 11:47 AM

On the occasion of his second official visit to Beijing as the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius will attempt to co-write a new chapter of the Sino-French relations while a profound redistribution of power affects Paris' position in the international arena.

Outside France, the usual French-bashing continues to deride...

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Can Pope Francis And Xi Jinping Normalize Vatican-China Relations?

(1) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 11:05 AM

The synchronicity between the vote for Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the 266th pope of the Catholic Church and the election of Xi Jinping's as the new president of the People's Republic of China is an invitation to reflect on the singular interactions between China and the Vatican.

The world's...

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Xi Jinping's Long March to Defeat the West's Fear of China

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 1:35 PM

The insight of the Greek historian Thucydides on the Peloponnesian conflict is often quoted in reference to the relations between China and the West: "Athens' rise and the alarm it inspired in Lacedaemon made war inevitable".

In the context of the 21st century global politics -- as the Chinese renaissance...

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Italy's Political Earthquake, a Major Warning for Europe

(2) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 10:21 AM

More than once, Italy's trends have prefigured larger European dynamics, for the best, the Renaissance, but also for the worst, Mussolini's fascism, and, by putting a finger on the Italian peninsula one often feels the pulse of a continent.

The outcome of the election which determined the composition of the...

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Tocqueville in the Middle Country

(1) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 6:11 PM

L'Ancien Régime et la Révolution (1856), written by the French thinker Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859), is now a bestseller in China, a phenomenon which can be explained, at least, by three obvious reasons.

First, the book published under Napoleon III is the second chef-d'oeuvre of a "genius of perception,"...

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In Mali, Time to Defeat Poverty, the Terrorists' Long Term Ally

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 11:38 AM

For historical but also geographic reasons, France considers the Malian crisis as one of its top external priorities, and while facing the risk to see Mopti captured by the jihadists, the French President François Hollande ordered the French military to intervene in the Sahelian country.

Forty-eight hours...

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2013 and Beyond: Entering the Xi Jinping Decade

(0) Comments | Posted January 10, 2013 | 5:43 PM

"Global Trends 2030," a highly publicized document produced by the U.S. National Intelligence Council, recognizes in its fifth edition that one of its major challenges is a better grasp of the speed of change: "Past Global Trends works correctly foresaw the direction of the vectors: China up, Russia down, but...

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