Interview about China’s consulate in French Polynesia

Interview given to ABC News about China’s consulate in French Polynesia. On April 26, I answered to Catherine Graue’s questions about the possible illegal occupation of a mansion in Papeete by the Chinese consulate for “Pacific Beat”.

In this interview, I explained China’s investment strategy in Tahiti.

Full interview available here.

The Libyan crisis and Bangladeshi immigration to Europe

aeg goulardPresentation entitled “The Libyan crisis and Bangladeshi immigration to Europe”, at Académie Européenne de Géopolitique (European Academy of Geopolitics), Paris, April 10, 2018.

During this presentation, I tried to show how Bangladeshi immigration to Europe was connected with the civil war in Libya. I published more in-depth research about this topic in an article.

This conference was organised by Michel Korinman.

 

Europe, a new destination for migrants from Bangladesh

Article published in Outre-Terre, the European journal of geopolitics.

In this article, I explain how immigration from Bangladesh have increased in Europe since the 2011 military intervention in Libya.

Goulard, Sebastien (2017), “L’Europe nouvelle destination des migrants du Bangladesh” (Europe, a new destination for migrants from Bangladesh), Outre-Terre, Vol.52, no.3, pp. 197-208, accessed at https://www.cairn.info/revue-outre-terre-2017-3-p-197.htm.

 

Macron and China, article in AsiePacifique News

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/.

 

Presentation at MEDports forum 2018

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.

President Macron’s visit to China

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/.

Electric buses in Shenzhen: interview in a French newspaper

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.

 

 

Casinos in Asia, EHESS, Paris, December 18

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).