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Dr Mathieu Duchâtel

Dr Mathieu Duchâtel


Dr Mathieu Duchâtel joined SIPRI’s China and Global Security Project in July 2011 as a Senior Researcher and Head China representative. He has been Head of the project since October 2012. As SIPRI’s representative in Beijing, he develops research cooperation with Chinese institutions and outreach activities.

Subject expertise

foreign and security policy analysis, maritime security

  • Associate Research Fellow, Asia Centre, Paris
  • Association of Chinese Political Studies (ACPS), member
  • European Association of Chinese Studies (EACS), member
  • French Association of Chinese Studies (AFEC), member
  • EU CSCAP Committee, member
External publications
  • Duchâtel, M., 'The Impact of the Sunflower Movement on Cross-Strait relations', SWP/SIIS 11th conference on EU–China relations and the Taiwan issue, Shanghai, 14-16 September 2014
  • Duchâtel, M., 'Tactical Pause in China's Economic Engagement with North Korea', China Brief, vol. 14, no. 9, 7 May 2014
  • Duchâtel, M., Bräuner, O. and Zhou, H., Protecting China’s Overseas Interests: The Slow Shift away from Non-interference, SIPRI Policy Paper no. 41, June 2014
  • Duchâtel, M. and Schell, P., China’s Policy on North Korea: Economic Engagement and Nuclear Disarmament, SIPRI Policy Paper no. 40, Dec. 2013
  • Duchâtel, M., Bromley M. and Holtom, P., China’s Exports of Small Arms and Light Weapons, SIPRI Policy Paper no. 38, Oct. 2013
  • Duchâtel, M., 'The protection of Chinese nationals abroad and EU-China cooperation', Guoji zhengzhi jikan, no. 2 (2013), pp. 36–42 (in Chinese)
  • Duchâtel, M., 'Taiwan’s policy towards the East and South China Sea disputes: implications for cross-strait relations', SWP/SIIS 10th conference on EU-China relations and the Taiwan issue, Shanghai, 29–30 July 2013
  • Duchâtel, M., 'La politique étrangère chinoise sous Xi Jinping' [China’s foreign policy under Xi Jinping], Hérodote, no. 150 (2013)
  • Duchâtel, M., 'Cross-strait relations after the re-election of Ma Ying-jeou: towards political negotiations?', SWP/SIIS 9th conference on EU–China relations and the Taiwan issue, Shanghai, July 2–3, 2012
  • Duchâtel, M. and Sheldon-Duplaix, A., 'La modernisation de la marine chinoise : priorités régionales, ambitions globales?' [The modernization of the PLA Navy: regional priorities, global ambitions],  S. Boisseau du Rocher, Une Asie toujours plus centrale (La documentation française: Paris, 2012), pp. 61–79
  • Duchâtel, M. and Zylberman J., Les nouveaux communistes chinois (Armand Colin: Paris, 2012)
  • Duchâtel, M. and Sheldon-Duplaix, A., 'The European Union and the modernization of the People’s Liberation Army Navy: the limits of Europe’s strategic irrelevance', China Perspectives, 2011/4, pp. 31–43
  • Duchâtel, M., 'The terrorist factor in China’s policy towards Pakistan: strategic reassurance and the united front', The Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 20, no. 71 (Sep. 2011), pp. 543–61