Donnet Pierre-Antoine is a French journalist and former editor-in-chief of Agence France-Presse (AFP). He received his PhD degree in political science from the Institute of Political Studies in Strasbourg in 1979 and graduated in Chinese language studies from the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations in 1982. He was AFP correspondent in Beijing from 1984 to 1989. A specialist in China , he began to take an interest in Tibet in 1985 , during a first trip to Tibet commissioned by AFP. The extent of the destruction, and the terrifying tales he collects, led him to write a book, “Tibet Dead or Alive”, which received the Alexandra-David-Néel / Lama-Yongden Prize in 1990. Pierre-Antoine Donnet was then appointed AFP Japan correspondent in Tokyo from 1993 to 1998; then director of the Warsaw office in Poland from 1999. He was regional editor-in-chief for the Middle East, then in 2005 was appointed central editor-in-chief of AFP. He was the director of the Strasbourg office from 2006 to 2009; then was appointed the UN Correspondant at the United Nations, New York. In 2012, he was the AFP foreign rights editor in Paris until 2015. He was then appointed as the AFP editor at the French desk, Paris until 2018. He is also the author of around fifteen books devoted to China, Japan, Tibet, India and major Asian challenges. In 2020, he published “World leadership in question, The clash between China and the United States” with Editions de l’Aube. His latest book, “China, the great predator”, was published in 2021 by Éditions de l’Aube.