In line with issues of trade, exchange rates, and the environment, the issue of international governance is of great importance within our work. Our publications and events deal with the many forums of international cooperation, especially those focused on economic issues (G20/G8, WTO, IMF, WB, UN) and the environment, and follows debates linked to global regulation, international norms, multilateral institutions, and to the many bilateral and multilateral agreements in use today (FTA, international treaties, bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, etc.).

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The challenges facing Southeast Asia: Chinese, transnational and internal

Monday 11 August 2014

In recent months, China and the South China Sea (and the ability of Burma to manage the threats posed ..... read more

Are we Witnessing the Emergence of a Decentralized World?

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Is it utopian to consider a system of global governance that would be accepted by all? The increasingly ..... read more

China and Reforms to the International Monetary System

Thursday 18 October 2012

During the Economic Breakfasts session held on 18 October 2012, Christian de Boissieu (Acting President ..... read more

East Asian fingerprints on the G20

Wednesday 25 July 2012

G20 summits are becoming anchors for a bigger, largely subterranean process for the development of ..... read more

China and the Global Financial Crisis, A Comparison with Europe

Thursday 05 July 2012

This book examines China’s response to the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, and the resulting new ..... read more


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Monday 02 July 2012

Even if some documents have indicated that the term "governance" originated in France during the Middle Ages, it has progressively disappeared from French,  reappeared in English language, which still uses the word. But the concept emerged in a more significant fashion in the 1990s; while globalization was developping. Is governance a purely Western concept, invented by Western countries in order to influence the direction that globalization would take? How do non-Western countries (China and Africa, for example) understand, utilize, and assimilate the concept?


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How Cohesive are the BRICS?

Tuesday 10 April 2012 - Asia Debates

China and India are strategic rivals. India and Brazil denounce China's monetary manipulations (while they pursue a mercantalism that is increasingly important). .....


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Asia Centre Founded in August 2005 by François Godement and a team of researchers and experts in contemporary Asia, Asia Centre aims to conduct research on contemporary Asia, to organize debates and enhance, through publications, the results of this research and encounters.