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    New 10 Years Are Coming

    The 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) National Congress is being held in Beijing these days. The day after tomorrow (November 15th), the member list of the Politburo Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee will be released, and all new members, including the next president of China, will meet the media. This congress is believed to be a turning point for China to summarize the past 10 years and to make plans for the next 10 years under the leadership of new leaders. It’s significantly important for China in political, economic and social fields. Politically speaking, the congress is…

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    Food Culture of France and China

    Someday this August when I was just at Paris for a few days, I sat in a restaurant and ordered a plate of steak, some fruits and a piece of cake. The waitress gave me a bottle of water and a piece of pain, which was the first astonishment to me because in restaurants in China everything is not free and “no free thing” concept is deeply rooted in our mind. The first thing I picked up to eat was the cake. I was going to bite it and a man next to me stared strangely to me. I was…

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    Risk After Fukushima: Crises, Disasters and Governance

    On September 17 and 18, an international conference titled as “Risk After Fukushima: Crises, Disasters and Governance” was held by IDDRI at CERI, 56 Rue Jacob. This conference invited interdisciplinary scholars, policy makers, photographers, publishers to discuss the academic and policy-oriented implications of the Fukushima disaster hitting Japan on 11 March, 2011. The conference is organized by the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI-Sciences Po), in the framework of the DEVAST and Sustainable RIO projects. In the first day, the conference was focused on presenting the disaster in perspective and post-disaster management. In the second day, more efforts…

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    Sun sets in Paris : Parisian subway

    Allie Lang Qin is a chinese exchange student who studied at Fudan University in Shanghai until 2011 which enabled her to spend a year in the US. She starded a Master in sociology at the University of Tsinghua in Beijing and decided to enjoy our french and parisian way of life. She tells what strikes her the most. In chinese, Qin means « sun ». That’s why we entitle this column, Sun sets in Paris – and we appreciate the play on words ! As a newcomer in Paris from China, I have been strongly touched during the first 3 weeks by…