Pascal Boniface wanted to defend the company he founded 30 years ago on Monday, and today is accused of appeasing China.
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“Iris has no position as a company. My position on China has been clear for a long time. I criticize the regime, realizing the plight of the Uyghurs, in Hong Kong.”Pascal Boniface, founder and director of the Institute of International and Strategic Relations (Iris), reacted in Francinepo on Monday, September 20th. An organization questioned in a report by the Strategic Research Institute of the Military School (Irsem). This document highlights the influential networks used to protect its image in the Chinese regime and to silence any criticism.
In its report, Irsem highlighted three forums organized by Iris in 2017 and 2019. Pascal Boniface wants to qualify: “Iris has actually organized three events with the Chinese embassy because it is organizing with other embassies, including the US embassy.”
Irsem says Iris is releasing “Less favorable ratings for China”. But this is not enough for Pascal Boniface, who wants to reject all complacency. “I stand in solidarity with the French researchers and colleagues who were attacked by the embassy [chinoise, NDLR]. The founder of Iris believes “We can talk to the Chinese. This kind of accusation has little effect on making a conversation with China impossible.” He argued.
In a press release issued by Iris, Says Pascal Boniface is the company he runs “There is a gift that annoys some who are afraid of public debate”. His team Applying now “Read carefully” Report, “Can answer more accurately”.
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