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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2014-02-13

China's Backyard: Beijing and Tapei in Landmark Talks

Senior leaders from China and Taiwan have held their first official talks since nationalists fled the mainland and the advancing Communists back in 1949. Relations have certainly come a long way since the mid 1990s, when Beijing test-fired missiles into Taipei's waters. So why this thaw in tensions? And what do Taiwan’s long-term prospects look like?

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Diaraye Bah

By François PICARD

Our guests

Douglas WEBBER

Professor of Political Science, INSEAD

Antoine BONDAZ

Program Coordinator, Asia Centre

Steve TSANG

Professor of Contemporary Chinese Studies, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham

Alessio PATALANO

Lecturer in East Asian Warfare & Security, Department of War Studies, King's College London

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2014-09-16 Valérie Trierweiler

Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote (part 2)

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande has hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonise the right....

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2014-09-16 Nicolas Sarkozy

Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande has hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonise the right....

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2014-09-15 John Kerry

Fighting the Islamic State group: What coalition against jihadists? (part 2)

With jihadists taking over vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, it's coalition-building time again. Since the first Gulf war, more than two decades ago, there's been the...

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2014-09-15 Syria

Fighting the Islamic State group: What coalition against jihadists?

With jihadists taking over vast swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, it's coalition-building time again. Since the first Gulf war, more than two decades ago, there's been the...

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2014-09-11 Islamic State (IS)

IS organisation, the Obama strategy: Is the US going back to war again?

US President Barack Obama has unveiled his strategy for defeating jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Obama has both an eye to the current threat and the memory of two previous wars in...

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