I recently wrote a small article on French president’s visit to China and his ambitions to become China’s privliged interlocutor on the Belt and Road initiaitve in Europe. It is the good time now for France to seize this opportunity!
Goulard, Sébastien (2018), “Chine – France : le président Macron un interlocuteur privilégié sur les nouvelles routes de la Soie” (China-France: President Macron a privileged interlocutor on the new Silk Roads), Asie Pacifique News, February 28, accessed at https://asiepacifique.fr/chine-france-le-president-macron-nouvelles-routes-de-la-soie-obor/.
On the occasion of the second edition of the MEDports Forum 2018, held in Marseille on February 7-8 2018, I was invited as speaker at a round table devoted to the opportunities offered by the “Belt and Road” initiative to Mediterranean ports. I focused mainly on the BRI network structure and emphasized the impact of this project on emerging economies in Africa and Asia.
This presentation, entitled “Emerging Economies and Integration along the Belt and Road Initiative” is available online.
In early January 2018, president Macron made an official visit to China. The French president wanted France to be involved in China’s new Silk roads to become China’s leading interlocutor in Europe, and support innovation. France and China may cooperate on green developement.
I wrote a small article about this subject in TheDiplomat.
Goulard, Sebastien (2018), “France and China’s Green Silk Roads”, The Diplomat, January 13, accessed at https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/france-and-chinas-green-silk-roads/.
In 2017, Shenzhen authorities decided to go electric. Only electric buses will now operate in China’s most innovative city.
I was interviewed by a reporter from Liberation, a French Newspaper to analyse this decision.
Ernoult, Marine (2018), “En Chine, des bus électriques pas si propres” (In China, some not so clean electric buses”, Liberation, 10 January, accessed at http://www.liberation.fr/planete/2018/01/10/en-chine-des-bus-electriques-pas-si-propres_1621272.
Presentation entitled: “Le développement de l’industrie des jeux en Asie: un enjeu touristique (Gambling industry development in Asia: a touristic challenge)”, at the EHESS, Paris, in the seminar offered by Prof. Xavier Paulès, December 18, 2017.
In this presentation, I focused on the factors of recent gambling destinations development in Asia, and argued that these destinations are very dependent on the Chinese market.
Presentation is available here (in French).
ISEMAR is France-based Higher Institute of Maritime Economics. Its offers expertise in topics related to maritime transport, ports and naval industry.
In the briefing note no.195, I present China’s current trade policies, especially the “Made China 2025” and the “Belt and Road Initiative”. I explained how these two policies will have a strong impact on world trade and maritime transportation.
Goulard, Sébasten (2017), “Les nouvelles stratégies commerciales de la Chine” (China’s new trade strategies), ISEMAR Briefing note no.195, December, accessed at https://www.isemar.fr/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/note-de-synthèse-195-Les-nouvelles-stratégies-commerciales-de-la-Chine.pdf.
Sebastien Goulard attended the China Construction 4.0 forum that was held in Changsha, in the Chinese province of Hunan.
Sebastien made a presentation entitled “Belt and Road Cooperation in City Construction Area”; this presentation exposed the housing challenges that most regions of the “Belt and Road Initiative” have to address.
This conference was part of the “Prefabricated Building and Construction Technology Expo 2017″, organised by Changsha and Hunan authorities.
2017, ‘Belt and Road” Cooperation in City Construction Area’, November 28, China Construction 4.0 International Innovation Forum, Changsha.
On September 25-26, 2017, the AFCDUD (Association Franco-Chinoise du Développement Urbain Durable, French-Chinese Association for Sustainable Urban Development) organised the 9th FCPAE Europe Forum in Issy-Les Moulineaux near Paris. Sebastien Goulard made a presentation on the reasons why Europe and France have to get involved in China’s Belt and Road initiative.
Goulard, S, 2017, ‘Europe, France and the Belt and Road Initiative’, September 25, 9th FCPAE Europe Forum, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris.
On 7 September 2017, The Diplomat published an article I wrote about Chinese invesments in French Polynesia. In this article, I argue that these invesments may partly solve some economic issues in the islands, but it can also threaten their environment.
Goulard, Sébastien (2017), “French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads”, The Diplomat, September 7, accessed at http://thediplomat.com/2017/09/french-polynesia-at-the-chinese-crossroads/.
I recently wrote an article about China’s Belt and Road initiative for “Outre Terre” a French international relations journal.
In this paper, I explain the importance of the New Silk Road in China’s foreign policy and list the challenges Beijing willl face in implementing this strategy.
Goulard, Sébastien (2017), “Les routes de la Soie, un projet pour le monde” (The new Silk roads, a project for the world), Outre-Terre, Vol.50, no.1, pp. 349-368. accessed at http://www.cairn.info/revue-outre-terre-2017-1-page-349.htm.