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David Gosset
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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The Sino-Western Relations In A World of Change : Toward a Mutually Transformative Co-existence

(4) Comments | Posted June 9, 2016 | 4:18 AM

The Chinese renaissance is one of the world's most significant factors of change. Will the reemergence of an ancient non-Western civilization be a disruptive force, or, at the opposite of a scenario which could evolve into confrontation, can the Middle Country and the West design in a genuinely cooperative relationship...

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Digital China And Its Implications For Europe

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 10:27 AM

By Romano Prodi and David Gosset

The strategists were traditionally preoccupied by the possession of territories or the domination of sea routes. More recently, the capacity to control airspace and outer space modified the equation of national strength, in the Information Age, a country's comprehensive power has become inseparable from...

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The Electoral Win of Marine Le Pen Is Not Yet France's Defeat

(5) Comments | Posted December 7, 2015 | 5:47 PM

Some will argue that this is not a national election, others will point at the abstention level -- close to 49 percent -- or focus on isolated cases but the first round's results of the French regional elections are without ambiguity, this is a huge electoral win for Marine Le...

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An Open Letter To The Chinese Friends Who Lit Up The Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower With The Colors Of The French Flag

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 12:05 AM

Dear Chinese Friends,

The night following the Paris massacre, China has expressed her solidarity with the French people by displaying the colors of the French flag on the Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower. When the French President François Hollande spoke at the UNESCO four days after the tragedy, he mentioned with...

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The European Union And China On The New Silk Roads

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2015 | 9:45 PM

By Romano Prodi and David Gosset

The complex but irreversible integration of the European continent and the renaissance of the Chinese civilization arguably constitute the most significant factors of change of our time, the wise articulation of these two processes can only be mutually enriching and a source...

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After Suez and Panama, Time to Build the Kra Canal!

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 4:41 AM

Initiated by China, the "One Belt, One Road" strategy will gradually reshape the Eurasian continent, but within this grand vision of a "New Silk Road", it is the construction of the Kra Canal in the south of Thailand which could have the greatest impact.

No official announcement has been made...

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Weiqi Versus Chess

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 11:47 AM

Using a universally relevant metaphor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Adviser to US president Jimmy Carter, wrote in The Grand Chessboard (1997): "Eurasia is the chessboard on which the struggle for global primacy continues to be played." China's New Silk Road strategy certainly integrates the importance of Eurasia but it...

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Sino-Italian Understanding Beyond the Passage of Time

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 12:10 AM

We have entered the year which marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Italy and China. While U.S. National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and China's Premier Zhou Enlai were negotiating the terms of Nixon's historical meeting with Mao Zedong, Italian Foreign Minister Pietro Nenni was making...

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China's Grand Strategy: The New Silk Road

(17) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 5:16 PM

The contrast is striking: on one side, the 2016 U.S. presidential elections are already absorbing Washington's energy, the European Union is in an urgent need of decisive leadership and a series of severe crises are eroding Russia's power. On the other side, China, rapidly regaining a position of centrality, is...

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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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