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South China Morning Post - March 24, 2021
Article

EU-China deal on the rocks as sanctions shake support in European Parliament

“The EU is struggling to strike the right balance between its values and interests,” said Philippe le Corre, a China analyst at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, adding that continuing to pursue the CAI after Beijing’s sanctions “won’t work with European public opinions.”
Finbarr Bermingham
Politico - March 22, 2021
Article

China throws EU trade deal to the wolf warriors

“On the one hand they're trying to please big companies and that's the idea behind [the investment deal]. On the other hand they're also part of this group of democracies, so they have to show some displeasure about what's going on in China. My feeling is that China doesn't care if things take place or not — it's just ticking a box," Le Corre said. "[The investment deal] was more a symbolic victory for China.”
Stuart Lau
Les Echoes - March 18, 2021
Article

Washington affiche sa volonté d'un front uni face à Pékin

« Tout relâchement vis-à-vis de la Chine serait mal perçu par l'électorat américain, dont l'opinion n'a jamais été aussi négative à son égard, indique Philippe Le Corre, chercheur à la Harvard Kennedy School. Les sujets qui fâchent sont nombreux et sont cités nommément par l'administration Biden : les Ouïghours, Hong Kong, Taïwan, la mer de Chine du Sud, les questions commerciales, la cybersécurité… Côté chinois, les diplomates ont une feuille de route pour ne rien céder non plus sur l'essentiel. Les Etats-Unis et la Chine peuvent éventuellement se retrouver sur des enjeux comme le climat, le commerce international, la lutte contre la prolifération nucléaire et la pandémie.»
Veronique Le Billon, Frederic Schaeffer
South China Morning Post - February 23, 2021
Article

Top EU diplomats step up criticism of China’s crackdown on Hong Kong

““A few days after signing, you had 50-plus arrests in Hong Kong of pro-democracy figures. That was really a slap in the face, really. But the message we hear from people on the inside is that the toolbox is still there. The fact that there is a negotiation on the CAI does not mean we are not going to speak out on Hong Kong,” said Philippe Le Corre, a China specialist at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.”
Finbarr Bermingham
Ouest France - February 17, 2021
Article

POINT DE VUE : Relations entre l’Europe et l’Asie : la porte étroite

“Ce serait trop risqué pour le reste de la planète que de voir l’Europe couper les ponts avec la Chine. Mais quelle relation nouer « avec un pays devenu depuis quelques années un État totalitaire ? « s’interroge Philippe Le Corre, chercheur en relations internationales."
The New York Times - January 18, 2021
Article

China and E.U. Leaders Strike Investment Deal, but Political Hurdles Await

“Public opinion was very disillusioned with the Chinese regime,” because of Hong Kong and the pandemic, said Philippe Le Corre, a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School who tracks Chinese investment in Europe. “And now we have this deal, which is mainly designed to please a handful of German multinational companies.”
Jack Ewing and Steven Lee Myers
The New York Times - January 18, 2021
Article

Will the Sudden E.U.-China Deal Damage Relations With Biden?

“For the trans-Atlantic relationship, it’s a slap in the face,” said Philippe Le Corre, a China scholar affiliated with Harvard’s Kennedy School and the Carnegie Endowment — especially after the Europeans in mid-November called on the incoming Biden administration to work with Europe on a joint approach to China. "It’s damaged the trans-Atlantic relationship already,” Mr. Le Corre said, before Mr. Biden even takes office and whether or not it is ultimately ratified by the European Parliament."
Steven Erlanger
Politico - October 29, 2020
Article

U.S. election won’t resolve the world’s China angst

“Relations with Europe are “as bad as it gets,” says Philippe Le Corre of the Harvard Kennedy School. "Europeans have limited expectations on what happens between the U.S. and China. Trump has never been interested in a transatlantic dialogue. As for the Democrats, some Europeans will remember the ‘Asian pivot’ of the first Obama term. Still, 2020 is a game changer because China seems to have alienated a large number of public opinions in Western countries. The reality is that the upcoming administration will have to make some effort to convince the Europeans that the two sides of the Atlantic can truly cooperate — rather than compete — vis-à-vis China.”
David Wertime
Politico - September 24, 2020
Article

Earth to Washington and Beijing: It’s not all about you

“Time to declare China’s Europe tour a failure. Chinese diplo Wang Yi played bad cop to Yang Jiechi's good one during their September tours, analysts Philippe Le Corre and John Ferguson wrote Monday in the National Interest. “The two have revived a dual system of diplomacy with Chinese characteristics — the former publicly taking on the world to defend China while the latter works quietly in the shadows.”
David Wertime
Politico - September 3, 2020
Article

America’s problem is much bigger than TikTok

“Philippe Le Corre, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment, tells China Watcher that Beijing’s hoping to “split as much as possible the transatlantic dialogue launched by Washington on China,” which took years to prepare. So far, that’s not happening. Next comes diplomat and Politburo member Yang Jiechi, heading south to Greece and Spain. Yang will bring a softer style, Le Corre says. “Both of them represent Beijing's two-tier diplomacy: the 'wolf-warriors' and the 'soft negotiators.' Judging from Yang's poor performance in dealing with Pompeo in Hawaii back in June, it seems the 'wolves' are still very influential in the PRC diplomacy.”
David Wertime
Foreign Policy - June 25, 2020
Article

How Europe Fell Out of Love With China

“What China didn’t understand is that by launching national champions and throwing state money at them, that created a lot of hostility all over the world but in Europe in particular—German and French companies feel that they are facing some very unfair competition,” said Philippe Le Corre, an expert on China and Europe at the Harvard Kennedy School. The new anti-subsidies measure, he said, “really says a lot about the shifts in the mood in Europe and the fact that the commission is translating that into action.”
Keith Johnson
Taiwan News - June 2, 2020
Article

French scholars criticize Europe's silence on Hong Kong issue

“In an interview with French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, Harvard Kennedy School senior researcher Philippe Le Corre pointed out that the European leaders have been spewing "double-talk" on Hong Kong's situation. He described their responses as "divided" and "distressing," saying that the U.K. was the only country in Europe that has taken action to support Hong Kong citizens.”
Foreign Policy - May 27, 2020
Article

No, China Has Not Bought Central and Eastern Europe

“Philippe Le Corre, of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, noted last year that there was hope of “quasi-unanimity” between the French and German positions on China. For the first time, the EU’s “strategic outlook” on China in March 2019 referred to the country as a “systemic rival,” and French President Emmanuel Macron invited his German and European Commission counterparts to talks with Xi that were meant to be bilateral. In the intervening months, however, Germany and France instead “ploughed their own separate paths,” wrote Le Corre, proving that when it comes to China policy, “national interests still prevail.”
David Hutt and Richard Q. Turcsanyi
The Atlantic - April 24, 2020
Article

Can the West Actually Ditch China?

“As a result of this crisis, “French companies will be under enormous pressure to repatriate some of their productions from other countries, and the obvious choice will be China,” Philippe Le Corre, a nonresident senior fellow in the Europe and Asia Programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, told us.”
Yasmeen Serhan and Kathy Gilsinan
The Washington Post - January 16, 2020
Article

Former senior E.U. diplomat investigated over China spying claims

“Obviously China has stepped up its presence in Europe, there’s no doubt about that, in quality and quantity,” said Philippe Le Corre, a senior researcher on China at the Harvard Kennedy School and co-author of the 2016 book 'China’s Offensive in Europe.' However, an investigation involving a European diplomat is highly unusual, Le Corre said. “It’s never happened in Europe, not like this.”
Loveday Morris
The New York Times - January 26, 2019
Article

In 5G Race With China, U.S. Pushes Allies to Fight Huawei

“Europe is fascinating because they have to take sides,” said Philippe Le Corre, nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. “They are in the middle. All these governments, they need to make decisions. Huawei is everywhere.”
David E. Sanger
The New York Times - March 15, 2018
Article

Wary of China, Europe and Others Push Back on Foreign Takeovers

“There’s a general impression that China is rising on all fronts, and the question is how to deal with that,” said Philippe Le Corre, a China specialist and senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. “Most countries don’t know how to react.”
Liz Alderman
CNBC - January 10, 2018
Article

Macron’s China visit points to Beijing’s shifting relationship with Europe

“The French politician’s first official visit to China is notable for coming as other leaders of the Western world struggle domestically. In fact, Macron appeared as “perhaps the leader of Europe at this very moment” said Philippe le Corre, a research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.”
Huileng Tan
The New York Times - November 24, 2015
Article

Meeting With François Hollande, Obama Urges Europe to Escalate ISIS Fight

“But it was unclear whether Mr. Obama’s words of support on Tuesday would satisfy France. “I hope that translates into action and it’s not just language,” said Philippe Le Corre, a former senior adviser to the French Defense Ministry who is now a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington. “You can’t leave the French alone. The United States cannot avoid an increased presence of some kind.””
Peter Baker
Carnegie Endowment - March, 2021
Article

Europe's Tightrope Diplomacy on China

The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment was born in a complex political environment but now has renewed potential to warm economic relationships between the two powers. As U.S.-China tensions rise, the EU may have taken a different route into uncharted territory.
Philippe Le Corre
Études - January, 2021
Article

La Chine face au monde d'après

China seems to have rapidly curbed the health crisis and relanched its economy. But we have to take a closer look. Despite public relations efforts, China's image continues to deteriorate in Western opinion. Even if the population continues to trust the authorities for domestic government, foreign ambitions receive less assent.
Philippe Le Corre
EchoWall (University of Heidelberg's Institute of Chinese Studies) - Nov 10, 2020
Article

China’s Challenging Year in Europe

In a toughening geopolitical context, with much hanging also on the transition in the US, the months and years to come will certainly be difficult for China-Europe relations – just as this year has undoubtedly been.
Philippe Le Corre
Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies | Center for the Study of Europe - Oct 13, 2020
Book Talk

Assessing China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Beijing calls the refusal of the European Parliament to grant China market economy status non-constructive. The European Parliament has refused, for now, to grant China Market Economy Status in the World Trade Organization.
Jonathan Hillman, Min Ye, Grant Rhode, Philippe Le Corre
The Diplomat - Aug 14, 2020
Article

How Europe’s Big 3 Are Shifting on China

As the U.K. leads and France follows, the world now awaits a verdict from Germany on Huawei, Hong Kong, and more.
Philippe Le Corre, John Ferguson
China in the Mid-Med - Aug 12, 2020
Panel

Connectivity and Security in Southern Europe

Beijing calls the refusal of the European Parliament to grant China market economy status non-constructive. The European Parliament has refused, for now, to grant China Market Economy Status in the World Trade Organization.
Enrico Fardella, Ori Sela, Brandon Friedman, Andrea Ghiselli, Plamen Tonchev, Philippe Le Corre
Italian Institute for International Political Studies - Jun 29, 2020
Article

The EU’s New Defensive Approach to a Rising China

Instead of a celebration, the EU-China annual summit which took place through videoconferences on June 22, showed irreconcilable differences over issues such as Hong Kong’s newly-announced national security law, cybersecurity and human rights.
Philippe Le Corre
Delphi Economic Forum Greece - Jun 23, 2020
Book Talk

Mapping Europe-China Relations

Dr. Yiwei Wang, Dr. Jin Fang, Philippe Le Corre, Dr. Chun Ding, Cheng Li
United States Studies Centre Live - May 19, 2020
Webinar Discussion

What is the real cost of help from bad samaritans?

When the United States doesn’t have enough room in morgues or masks for healthcare providers, cities, states and the country as a whole will turn where they can for help they desperately need. Some international actors have been quick to flip into first responder mode with their new brand of “mask diplomacy” but exploiting vulnerability for personal gain is hardly new. Help with an agenda or strings attached comes at a cost. Whether it’s losing your economic footing with greater dependency on a foreign supply chain or providing unwitting access to cyber-sensitive information, the costs of receiving aid from bad Samaritans can be felt long after the crisis fades. How great is the cost? Does it outweigh the benefits? What are the risks to look out for?
Gorana Grgic, Philippe Le Corre
École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC) Business School - May 14, 2020
Masterclass

China and Europe: what stakes in 2020?

In a new ESSEC masterclass, Prof. Philippe Le Corre will report on the state on Sino-European relations, and – as a result- how Europeans perceive China’s rise in the current context. He will also address the policy issues in a year that was supposed to celebrate the friendly relations between the EU and China.
Philippe Le Corre
The Foundation for Strategic Research (France) - Apr 23, 2020
Article

Italy, a target destination for China’s propaganda

Italy was one of the countries that are keeping the Chinese authorities most busy through a vast operation involving sending masks, respirators, diagnostic tests as well as visits by Chinese experts to Italy.
Philippe Le Corre
The Carnegie Endowment - Feb 19, 2020
Article

The EU and China in 2020: More Competition Ahead

China and the EU face enormous challenges in 2020: human rights, Huawei, and beyond. The EU is taking a tougher stand—what does this mean for the EU-China relationship?
Erik Brattberg, Philippe Le Corre
Études - Spring 2020
Journal Article

Hong Kong, a Democratic Voice in China

For several months, there have been ongoing protests in Hong Kong against the Chinese government. The democratic pressure does not seem to be diminishing and could have political consequences in the elections later this year. To understand the evolution of the situation, we must also take into account the economic transformation of the region as a whole, of which Hong Kong is no longer necessarily at the forefront.
Philippe Le Corre
Natixis Investment Managements Summit - Dec 19, 2019
Panel

Is China ready to lead?

Tanvi Madan, Minxin Pei, Andrew Y. Yan, Philippe Le Corre
The Carnegie Endowment - Dec 18, 2019
Working Paper

The Case for Transatlantic Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

Washington and Brussels don’t completely agree on how to respond to China’s resurgence in the Indo-Pacific, but they both want to preserve the international order, leaving some room for more cooperation
Erik Brattberg, Philippe Le Corre
East Asia Forum (Australia) - Nov 26, 2019
Article

A divided Europe's China challenge

China’s complex relationship with the European Union is symbolised through the events of November 2019. Chinese President Xi Jinping flew to Greece almost as soon as French President Emmanuel Macron concluded his 3-day state visit to China on 6 November. China boasts a successful investment here — the Piraeus harbour of Athens.
Philippe Le Corre
Nikkei Asian Review - Nov 5, 2019
Opinion

Macron should carry the flag for Europe's values to China

Macron's second official visit to the country should be about more than feeding the growing appetite for consumption by the Chinese. Rather, Macron ought to use his meetings with his Chinese counterpart and other top officials to boldly advance a broader European agenda on issues ranging from climate change to intellectual property and even to human rights.
Philippe Le Corre
Carnegie Europe Judy Dempsey's Strategic Europe - Oct 31, 2019
Article

Macron Goes to China: For Europe or for France?

France and Germany must stand united if Europe is to exert any meaningful political and economic influence in its relations with Beijing. But for now, national interests prevail.
Philippe Le Corre
Harvard Ash Center for Democrtic Governance and Innovation and Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government - Oct 8, 2019
Podcast Interview

China's Belt and Road Initiative: Impact and Perceptions in Europe | AshCast

When China started promoting its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013, Europe was always going to be a key destination for both the "Belt" and the "Maritime Road" with an open goal of targeting the European consumer market. While Beijing has tried to promote its initiative across Europe, the BRI concept remains unclear to a lot of Europeans. In addition, it has been hard to differentiate between Chinese foreign direct investments (with a total amount of EUR 17.3 billion in 2018, mainly in the UK, Germany and France) and BRI-related projects, which have been scarce in the European Union - although the situation is quite different in the Balkans just outside the EU. Meanwhile, the EU has launched its own connectivity strategy, which makes Chinese objectives of offering to build infrastructures to European countries ever more challenging.
Tony Saich, Philippe Le Corre
South China Morning Post - Apr 14, 2019
Opinion

In talks with Europe, China has shown willingness to compromise, but will it make good on its commitment?

As US and China edge towards an accord over trade tariffs, Brussels reaches an understanding with China that relations be built on ‘openness, non-discrimination, and fair competition’ – and a need for vigilance. The EU has been very firm on trade with China, but less so on the vexed question of Beijing’s human rights record.
Philippe Le Corre
Center for International Security and Governance (CISG)-Bonn (Germany) - Apr 10, 2019
Article

Addressing China's Global Strategy

China’s global strategy has been met with strong pushback. Despite the recent Trump-Xi meeting, the U.S.-China relationship is unlikely to show sign of improvement for quite some time. Where does this leave Europe?
Philippe Le Corre
CNBC Street Signs Asia - Apr 9, 2019
Television Interview

The EU-China summit isn’t going to be very cordial: Expert

Philippe Le Corre of the Harvard Kennedy School discusses EU-China relations. He says he doesn’t see why the European Union should take the route of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative when it has its own EU-Asia connectivity strategy.
Philippe Le Corre
The Carnegie Endowment - Apr 8, 2019
Commentary

Attention Washington: Brussels Is Getting Tough on China

The United States has long seen Europe as wishy washy in its response to Chinese expansion. But the EU’s interactions with China are becoming much more hard-nosed.
Philippe Le Corre, Erik Brattberg
CNBC Street Signs - Mar 22, 2019
Testimony

Unclear how China’s Belt and Road plan would unfold in Italy: Prof

Philippe Le Corre of the Harvard Kennedy School says the concept of China’s Belt and Road Initiative is still “fairly vague.” He adds that European countries should discuss the idea of reciprocity with Beijing, so that it won’t be a “one-way road.”
Philippe Le Corre
Carnegie-Tsinghua Center China in the World Podcast - Mar 18, 2019
Podcast Interview

Xi’s Visit to Europe and China as a “Systemic Rival”

President Xi Jinping travels to Italy and France this month for his first overseas trip of 2019. His visit comes soon after the European Commission labeled China a “systemic rival” and “economic competitor.”
Paul Haenle, Philippe Le Corre
Euractiv - Mar 18, 2019
Article

Mr Xi’s European Tour is Response to US-China Rift

Since ascending to China’s top leadership, Xi Jinping has become well-known for his frequent overseas travels. Now that the annual session of the National People’s Congress is nearly over, the Chinese president can look forward to a busy international agenda, writes Philippe Le Corre.
Philippe Le Corre
The Diplomat - Mar 14, 2019
Article

Italy’s Risky China Gamble

For all the overtures to China that Rome is making, Italy has not yet settled on what kind of relationship it actually wants.
Philippe Le Corre, Carlotta Alfonsi
NPR Morning Edition - Feb 26, 2019
Radio Interview

Trump Administration Warns Chinese Tech Giant Is A Security Threat

The U.S. is pressuring allies to bar Huawei equipment from telecom networks, saying the company has strong ties to China's government. Some allies push back saying they can mitigate security risks.
Rachel Martin, Jackie Northam, James Lewis, Adam Segal, Philippe Le Corre
WBUR On Point - Jan 29, 2019
Radio Interview

Huawei And The Race For 5G, The Latest Generation Of Cellphone Communication

5G, the next generation of high-speed wireless, could change everything about mobile computing. But there are also national security concerns. We’ll explore what 5G actually is and what it will bring.
Meghna Chakrabarti, Klint Finley, Jessica Rosenworcel, Philippe Le Corre
South China Morning Post - Jan 27, 2019
Article

How the French are waking up to the rise of Chinese power

China’s increasing economic and technological clout is becoming more apparent to the French public, many of whom view the country’s rise positively, writes Philippe Le Corre
Philippe Le Corre
The Diplomat - Jan 1, 2019
Article

Serbia: China's Open Door to the Balkans

China is playing an increasingly active role in Serbia, part of its expansion in Central and Eastern Europe.
Philippe Le Corre, Vuk Vukasanovic
The National Interest - Dec 27, 2018
Article

Huawei and Europe's 5G Conundrum

In a world marked by growing geopolitical rivalry between Washington and Beijing, U.S. allies will increasingly face a stark choice between the two.
Erik Brattberg, Philippe Le Corre
CGTN America - Dec 5, 2018
Television Interview

Philippe Le Corre discusses President Xi’s visit to Portugal

CGTN’s Elaine Reyes spoke with Philippe Le Corre a senior fellow with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government about President Xi’s trip to Portugal.
Philippe Le Corre
The Diplomat - Nov 24, 2018
Article

China’s Golden Era in Portugal

Why is this medium-sized southern European country being targeted by Chinese investors?
Philippe Le Corre
The National Interest - Oct 30, 2018
Article

This is China’s Plan to Dominate Southern Europe

Chinese state-owned companies are using their financial leverage to build strongholds in Portugal, Greece and Italy. Many of the targeted countries are becoming soft supporters of China on the international stage.
Philippe Le Corre
Carnegie Europe Judy Dempsey's Strategic Europe - Jul 19, 2018
Article

Trump Provides China an Opening in Europe

Don’t place bets that a divided EU can successfully navigate a delicate balancing act between a disruptive Trump and an assertive China.
Erik Brattberg, Philippe Le Corre
The Carnegie Endowment - Jul 5, 2018
Article

Can France and the UK Pivot to the Pacific?

With a growing presence and interest in the Indo-Pacific, France and the UK could be valuable U.S. partners in maintaining the regional rules-based order.
Erik Brattberg, Philippe Le Corre, Etienne Soula
YaleGlobal Online - Jul 3, 2018
Article

The West Scrutinizes Chinese Investment

Europe and the United States target China by tightening screening mechanisms for inbound foreign investment
Philippe Le Corre
U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee - May 23, 2018
Testimony

On Chinese Investment and Influence in Europe

Although the United States and the EU do not always speak with one voice, they should coordinate and present a united front as Chinese capital continues to flow towards the European continent.
Philippe Le Corre
Carnegie Europe Judy Dempsey's Strategic Europe - Nov 24, 2017
Article

France’s Bloodless and Pro-European Revolution

Emmanuel Macron could soon become the de facto leader of the EU. But first, he needs to make the French economy great again.
Phililppe Le Corre
CNBC Squawk Box Asia - Jun 1, 2017
Television Interview

How China-EU ties will play out

Philippe Le Corre, The Brookings Institution, talks about how the U.S. pulling out of the Paris accord might affect China’s relations with the European Union.
Philippe Le Corre
The Brookings Institution Order From Chaos - Jun 1, 2017
Article

Macron's trans-Atlantic moment

The wunderkind Emmanuel Macron has already been capitalizing on his electoral success, meeting with world leaders last week at the G-7 summit in Taormina, Italy, for example, and the NATO summit in Brussels. He appears to have tread cautiously in the presence of his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump.
Philippe Le Corre
ChinaFile - Jun 1, 2017
A ChinaFile Conversation

Can China Supplant the U.S. in Europe?

From May 31 to June 2, Premier Li Keqiang will visit Germany and Belgium, to “further deepen and enrich China’s relations with the European Union (EU) at a time of increasing global uncertainty,” according to an article in China’s state newswire Xinhua. Li’s trip comes four days after Donald Trump’s trip to Europe, where he criticized German trade policies; declined to reaffirm American commitment to Article 5 of the NATO treaty, which states ally states must aid other ally states in the event of an attack; and seemed to shove aside the Montenegrin Prime Minister in the lead-up to a photo. What is the state of Sino-European relations in the Trump era? And is Beijing actively trying to capitalize on growing tensions between Europe and the United States? Will China outshine the U.S. in relations with Europe?
Rogier Creemers, Zha Daojiong, Philippe Le Corre, Insa Ewert, Jan Philipp Poeter
The Interpreter (The Lowy Institute) - May 23, 2017
Article

Europe’s mixed views on China’s Belt and Road

In recent years China has demonstrated its ability to divide Europeans by creating new entities such as the 16+1 mechanism.
Phililppe Le Corre
Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies - Apr 20, 2017
Podcast Interview

Chinese Investment in Post-Brexit Europe

The Harvard on China podcast talks to Philippe Le Corre about how growing levels of Chinese investment are changing Europe’s economic and political landscape.
James Evans, Phililppe Le Corre
Wall Street Journal - Dec 29, 2016
Opinion

A United Front for a More Open China

America and Europe should coordinate tougher economic policies on China.
David Dollar, Phililppe Le Corre
Nikkei Asian Review - Dec 15, 2016
Article

The U.S. and EU both want to trade with China—But they shouldn't go it alone

On both sides of the Atlantic, governments have been discussing separate bilateral investment treaties with China, write Philippe Le Corre and Jonathan Pollack. But without a more coordinated strategy between the EU and the United States, mounting dissatisfaction will continue to rise.
Philippe Le Corre, Jonathan D. Pollack
National Committee on U.S.-China Relations - Oct 6, 2016
Event Audio

China and the World: Europe with Philippe Le Corre

In his book China’s Offensive in Europe, Mr. Philippe Le Corre, an expert on Sino-European relations at the Brookings Institution, analyzes the nature and trends of Chinese investments in Europe, and what they mean for the intercontinental relationships. For the fifth installment of our 50th Anniversary series, China and the World, Mr. Le Corre discussed his book with the National Committee on October 6, 2016 in New York City.
Phililppe Le Corre
Center for Strategic and International Studies China Power Podcast - Jul 21, 2016
Podcast Interview

What Brexit means for China: A Conversation with Philippe Le Corre

In this episode, we sit down with Brookings visiting fellow Philippe Le Corre to discuss the implications of Brexit for China. On June 23, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, sending shockwaves throughout Europe and the rest of world. The reaction in China, the world’s second largest economy, was difficult to decipher. What Brexit means for China’s economic and political interests in Europe remains unclear.
Bonnie Glaser, Phililppe Le Corre
Nikkei Asian Review - Jul 8, 2016
Article

Philippe Le Corre -- Sino-EU relations, a post-Brexit jump into the unknown?

Outgoing British Prime Minister David Cameron once proudly stated that “there is no country in the Western world more open to Chinese investment than Britain.” What will happen to the Sino-British relationship now that the U.K. will almost certainly leave the EU?
Philippe Le Corre
Council on Foreign Relations Asia Unbound - Jul 7, 2016
Podcast Interview

Podcast: China’s Offensive in Europe

In this week’s Asia Unbound podcast I speak with Philippe Le Corre, visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, about his new book with Alain Sepulchre, China’s Offensive in Europe. Le Corre is a keen observer of the inroads that Chinese companies are making into the European continent through widespread merger and acquisitions of European firms.
Elizabeth Economy, Phililppe Le Corre
The French Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS) - Jun 22, 2016
Interview

‘China’s Offensive in Europe;’ Is There a Master Plan in Beijing?

In their book “China’s Offensive in Europe,” Philippe Le Corre, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and an Associate Research Fellow at IRIS, and Alain Sepulchre, a senior adviser with BCG in Hong Kong, analyze China’s rapidly expanding footprint on the continent — and what it means in global terms. They set out some of their thinking in a written Q&A with China Real Time
Philippe Le Corre
CGTN America - May 31, 2016
Television Interview

The Heat: Trade negotiations between China and EU

Beijing calls the refusal of the European Parliament to grant China market economy status non-constructive. The European Parliament has refused, for now, to grant China Market Economy Status in the World Trade Organization.
Xu Sitao, Keyu Jin, Duncan Freeman, Philippe Le Corre
CNBC Squawk Box Asia - Apr 25, 2016
Television Interview

Why China is cozying up to the EU

China’s ties with individual EU states are less political than its relationship with the U.S., says author Philippe Le Corre.
Philippe Le Corre
Foreign Affairs - Apr 5, 2016
Article

China's Offensive in London

Why Beijing Wants to Invest in the United Kingdom
Phililppe Le Corre
The Brookings Institution Order From Chaos - Mar 17, 2016
Article

Could Brexit bring the end of the new Sino-British "special relationship"?

As Britain prepares itself for the historic June 23 referendum on its membership of the European Union, an unexpected player has entered the debate: China. With Chinese businesses and the government now investing in big, lucrative projects in Britain, they’re clearly worried about the economic implications of Brexit. In recent weeks, Chinese officials and business leaders alike have become more vocal in their support for European unity (and, though they haven’t said it explicitly, for the “stay” campaign).
Philippe Le Corre
Foreign Affairs - Oct 19, 2015
Article

A New Special Relationship

China and the United Kingdom Rekindle Their Ties
Phililppe Le Corre
The Brookings Institution Order from Chaos - Jul 29, 2015
Article

Why China goes to Europe

China and the United Kingdom Rekindle Their Ties
Jonathan Pollack, Phililppe Le Corre
CTGN America - May 5, 2015
Television Interview

High level China-EU talks begin in Beijing

High level talks between China and the European Union have kicked off in Beijing. Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini are leading their delegations. Both sides are calling for closer ties. CCTV’s Hou Na filed this report.
Philippe Le Corre
CNBC Squawk Box Asia - Apr 15, 2015
Television Interview

‘China is conscious that AIIB cannot fail’: Pro

Philippe Le Corre, fellow at The Brookings Institution, discusses the involvement of European nations in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and explains why the new institution is a big challenge for China.
Philippe Le Corre
The Brookings Institution Order From Chaos - Feb 26, 2015
Article

European leaders' dilemma when dealing with Chinese investors

The hunt for foreign investors is a fact of modern times. It is certainly a priority for many cash-strapped governments dealing with a sluggish economy. However, democratically-elected politicians cannot just call in foreign entities to help them rescue their public finances or even some of their industries. At the very least, politics need to be explained and justified, as events in Europe have shown in the past few months.
Philippe Le Corre
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Chinese investment in Europe is booming

China and the European Union do a billion dollars of trade every day and China’s relationship with Europe is growing stronger. Chinese firms invested nearly four billion dollars in European financial companies last year which is ten times more than the year before. France is the top European destination for Chinese tourists attracting two million in 2014.
Philippe Le Corre
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China’s European Shopping Spree

France was once Europe’s last bastion against Chinese takeovers of domestic brands. No longer.
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