They have become rich thanks to capitalism but live in a communist country. Who are they, these Chinese oligarchs who have enabled their country to become the world's second largest economy?

At a time when the Russian oligarchy is under scrutiny, the Chinese oligarchs remain completely anonymous. In her new book, L’Empereur et les milliardaires rouges*, Christine Ockrent, investigates this impenetrable system and its actors in the face of Xi Jinping’s probable re-election.

Who is behind these technology and real estate giants – from AliBaba to Didi, via Tencent and Huawei – that the government is trying to regain control of, even if it means breaking its springs? Can Xi Jinping succeed without the Red billionaires and impose Chinese supremacy on the world?

Join us and Christine Ockrent, specialist in European issues and the United States, for an engaging conference analyzing the specificities and secrets of Chinese capitalism.

* L’Empereur et les milliardaires rouges, Christine Ockrent — Published by Les Editions de l’Observatoire. Release date: March 15, 2023.


Christine Ockrent began her career as a journalist in 1967 when she joined NBC News, where she spent a year, before becoming a producer for the CBS magazine 60 Minutes in London. She then joined France 3, as a journalist for the regional editions. She became the presenter of the 8 o’clock news on Antenne 2, alternating with Patrick Poivre d’Arvor. She is the first woman to regularly present a television news program in France. In 2013, she joined the radio station France Culture to host a weekly programme; Affaires étrangères. She regularly participates in other programs on RTL; Les grosses têtes and On refait le monde.


  • 18:30 > Welcome
  • 19:00 – 20:00 > Conference and Q&A


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