by David Baverez
In creating five fictitious conversations between Xi Jinping and five European experts, David Baverez, who lives and works in Hong Kong, offers up a totally new vision of the relationship between China and Europe. The 20th century was one of intense exchanges between Europe and the USA. The 21st century will be marked by a similar relationship between the Old Continent and China. Throughout these pages, we see this possible new relationship emerging, encompassing economic and technological matters as well as issues relating to culture, history and society. This is a book that fills in the gaps with regard to what we know about China and steers us away from preconceived ideas.
About the author
David Baverez is a private investor. He has been based in Hong Kong since 2012, where he finances and advises various start-ups. Previously, he was a fund manager for 15 years, first at Fidelity Investments in London and Boston, then as the founding partner of KDA Capital, a European equity fund, until 2010.
China and Europe: The Turning Point was first published in France in 2021 as Chine-Europe : le grand tournant (Le Passeur Éditeur). He is also the author of Beijing Express (Westphalia Press, 2017) and is a regular columnist for the French daily newspapers L’Opinion, and Les Echos, and for the weekly news magzazine L’Express.