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Watching China in Europe with French Diplomat Maurice Gourdault-Montagne

October 05, 2021
Noah Barkin
Maurice Gourdault-Montagne
1 min read

"Watching China in Europe" is a recurring series from the Out of Order team. Hosted by Noah Barkin, a senior visiting fellow at GMF and managing editor at Rhodium Group, WCIE digs into the China-Europe relationship with the people shaping it. 

In this episode, Noah speaks with Maurice Gourdault-Montagne, former French ambassador to China, Germany, the UK and Japan, as well as national security adviser to President Jacques Chirac. Mr. Gourdault-Montagne talks about the “shockwave” that Australia’s submarine deal with the US and UK caused in Paris, French doubts about NATO’s focus on China, and how the German election could affect European policy toward China.

New episodes of the "Watching China in Europe" series will be posted to the Out of Order feed every few weeks. For more on China in Europe, subscribe to Noah's monthly newsletter via the newsletter icon on the right.