FOLDER. China, the temptation of a coup

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 FOLDER. China, the temptation of a coup







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China’s drift, an increasingly uninhibited hyperpower






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Putting Hong Kong in line, fierce repression of the Uighurs, aggressive diplomacy, military provocations… Xi Jinping’s China is drifting a little more towards totalitarian nationalism every day. Imperialist strategy or headlong rush?

The great offensive of the “warrior wolves” of Chinese diplomacy






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Beijing has trained a new generation of ultra-aggressive diplomats whose mission is to defend tooth and nail the Chinese model against Western democracies …

In China, the march to economic prosperity halted






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Over-indebtedness, trade war with the United States, slowdown in growth and consumption, health crisis… The Chinese economic model seems to have reached its limits, weakening the regime.

Taiwan, Beijing’s next target






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The sounds of boots are rising in the most militarized strait on the planet. China seems tempted to annex the island. By force if necessary.

Between the United States and China, the battle of the Titans






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Closure of consulates, sanctions against leaders… The deterioration of relations between the two great powers of the 21st century is accelerating.

Hong Kong: the story of a (re) alignment






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The new national security law imposed by Beijing embodies an authoritarian policy of regaining control that has accelerated since the arrival to power of Xi Jinping.

Hong Kong: “This is not the life I want for my children”






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Since the entry into force of the new national security law imposed by Beijing, the inhabitants of the former British colony are more and more numerous to think of the exile. Several countries are considering hosting them, but only the wealthiest Hong Kong people can afford to leave everything.

Hong Kong: “The Chinese Communist Party has equipped itself with a complete arsenal of legal insecurity”






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The new national security law, imposed on the special administrative region by China, goes very far in repression, believes historian and specialist on China François Godement. Faced with the inflexibility of the authoritarian regime, reacting supposes “an overall hardening of the relationship with Beijing”.

Hong Kong: “The more Beijing tries to subdue us, the more we will resist”






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Wong Ji-Yuet, 22, is the youngest candidate in the parliamentary elections in the former British colony, officially postponed due to a pandemic. Despite the crackdown that is beginning, it persists in its credo: continue to stand up to the local government and Beijing and fight the tyranny of the Chinese Communist Party. Interview.

Hong Kong: China ready to sacrifice its goose that lays the golden eggs






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The national security law imposed on Hong Kong by Beijing compromises the economic and financial advantages that China derived from the special status of the former British colony.

“In China, after the coronavirus crisis, the economic recovery is here”






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Author of “Paris-Beijing Express”, the investor David Baverez deciphers for “the Obs” the economic response of China to Covid-19, but also the threats on Hong Kong and Taiwan, exacerbated by the Sino-American trade war .

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