Europe’s position in the new world order
Interview by Yang RUI for China Global Television Network (CGTN) at Paris Peace Forum, November 2019
In the wake of Brexit, France and Germany will assume European leadership in handling issues such as collective defense in the absence of the U.S., defending multilateral institutions and facilitating further regional integration despite the rise of popularism. At the same time, trade conflicts between the U.S. and China and changes in power equation cast a shadow on the prospects of globalization and co-prosperity. How will France view the growing rivalry between Washington and Beijing, and will the principle of multilateralism be protected?