HomeAuthorsFrançois Chimits François Chimits Analyst at Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) Follow François Chimits is an analyst at MERICS and an economist affiliated to the Centre d'Études Prospectives et d'Informations Internationales (CEPII). He focuses his research on the economic development of China, paying special attention to foreign trade and the related level playing field challenges for its trading partners. Before joining MERICS, he worked as a microfinance analyst at the French Embassy in Beijing. After that he was an economist and deputy head of the trade policy department at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance. François received Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Paris Dauphine University, respectively in International Economics and Development and in International Economic Diagnosis and Development.PublicationsMarch 2023China Trends #15 - China’s Diplomacy: A Triumph of Cost-Benefit AnalysisChina Trends #15 by Institut Montaigne.