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China, the French-speaking Pacific, and Contemporary Geopolitics – Débats Asie with Anne-Marie Brady

The debate will take place on Thursday June 14, at 9:00 at Inalco, 2 rue de Lille (Paris 7), Les Salons.
Within a relatively short period China has become a leading player in the South Pacific and multiple Chinese political and economic actors are engaging with the region. This talk discusses the range of China’s interests in the South Pacific and how they connect to China’s broader geopolitical interests, and raises the question on how these may impact on France’s own interests in the French-speaking Pacific as well as Indian, and Southern Ocean.
With the participation of SE. Christian Lechervy, Ambassadeur, représentant permanent de la France auprès de la Communauté du Pacifique et du Programme régional océanien de l’environnement (PROE) et Secrétaire permanent pour le Pacifique.
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The Author
Anne-Marie Brady is a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC, a non-resident Senior Fellow at the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham, and Professor in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2014 she was appointed to a two-year term on the World Economic Forum’s Global Action Council on the Arctic. She is a fluent Mandarin speaker who has published 10 books and more than 40 academic papers. She is editor in chief of The Polar Journal, (Taylor and Francis). Her recent publications include: China’s Thought Management (Routledge, 2012); The Emerging Politics of Antarctica (Routledge, 2013); and China as a Polar Great Power (Cambridge University Press, 2017).