Marc Julienne

Marc Julienne

Head of China Research, Center for Asian Studies, French Institute of International Relations

Marc Julienne is Head of China Research at the Center for Asian Studies, French Institute of International Relations (IFRI). His research interests include foreign policy focusing on China and its neighborhood, EU-China relations and US-China relations; defence and security policy with regards to military modernisation, naval strategy, deterrence and counterterrorism; domestic policy and the evolution of the national security apparatus; and China in the space and quantum competition.

Dr Julienne has a PhD in political science and international relations from the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO, Paris), where he now teaches international relations in Northeast Asia (Master’s Degree in International Relations).


French President Emmanuel Macron reviews an honour guard with Chinese President Xi Jinping (not pictured) during the official welcoming ceremony in Beijing, China, on 6 April 2023. (Ludovic Marin/AFP)

EU's China policy staying on track despite intensifying debate

While French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to China is viewed by some to be an exercise in stirring the pot, this does not mean that the European boat has veered off course. The EU is used to robust debate among and within member states, and can take this as another opportunity to affirm their stance on China.