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THE DEBATE

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

Latest update : 2018-02-26

The new Mao? China to lift term limits for President Xi Jinping

Does China now have a president for life? China's leader Xi Jinping could stay in power indefinitely following the ruling Communist Party's proposal to scrap term limits. The country saw it coming, especially after the president refrained from designating an heir at last fall's Communist Party Congress, which cemented his stature as China's most powerful ruler since Mao. Is China now heading for one-man rule and a new cult of personality?

Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Alessandro XENOS, Perrine DESPLATS.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Andre LOESEKRUG-PIETRI

Founder, ACAPITAL Equity Investment Fund

WU Fei

Professor of Journalism and Communication at Jinan University

SUN Yun

Senior Associate, East Asia Program, Stimson Center

Alice EKMAN

Research Associate, IFRI

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2018-09-19 Debate

Breakthrough In Pyongyang? Kim promises to visit Seoul and dismantle nuclear sites

Those are some big, big promises from Kim Jong-Un.

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2018-09-18 Debate

Syria: What's the deal? Russia, Turkey agree to Idlib buffer zone

Have they avoided the worst, or simply delayed the inevitable? Ten days after airing their differences publicly, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan agree to a buffer zone...

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2018-09-13 Debate

Brewing storm: The politics of extreme weather

After heatwaves, monsoons and forest fires this summer, warming ocean temperatures have Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas and Typhoon Mangkhut soon to batter the...

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2018-09-12 Debate

Battle of values: EU parliament recommends sanctions against Hungary

It started with the Brexit campaign. Now a battle of values is playing out on the continent. The European Parliament, for the first time ever, has voted to sanction Hungary for...

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2018-09-11 Debate

Trump v. the ICC: Does international justice have a future?

Donald Trump's national security advisor is pulling no punches. John Bolton has told conservative legal scholars in Washington that his administration would go so far as to...

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