Politique Internationale - La Revue n°119 - PRINTEMPS - 2008

sommaire du n° 119
LA FRANCE A TAIWAN
Article de Jean-Claude POIMBOEUF
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French culture is highly regarded in Taiwan - mainly thanks to exhibitions and performances by French artists - and Gallic art de vivre is very much appreciated as well. This image of France, while positive, is also somewhat reductive, and does not reflect the breadth and dynamism of Franco-Taiwanese relations in economic, cultural, scientific and educational spheres over the past fifteen years. Taiwan is now France's sixth largest trading partner in Asia. In addition to Airbus commercial jetliners, France's key strengths lie in luxury goods, finance, manufacturing and distribution. One hundred and sixty French companies are present in Taiwan, employing 23,000 people. France is also well positioned for scientific and academic collaboration. The French Institute in Taipei has the responsibility of coordinating and promoting a broad range of initiatives in these areas.
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(1) Fondé en 1966 par des Jésuites français, l'Institut Ricci de Taipei est un centre de réflexion, de publication et de recherches qui opère dans l'ensemble du monde chinois. Spécialisé au départ dans la lexicographie (Grand dictionnaire de la langue chinoise en 7 volumes, publié en 2002), il se consacre aujourd'hui à des problématiques contemporaines et, notamment, à la bonne insertion de la Chine dans la mondialisation. Depuis 2004, il publie en chinois, en liaison avec la revue Études, le magazine Renlai (« la voix humaine »).