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  1. Talking points

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the British Olympic team's marathon squad in December, competitors in the London race will be able to compete for two slots for the men and one for the women still open. Hollande in front as France goes to the polls France votes in the first round of a presidential election Sunday with Socialist Francois Hollande (pictured) the favourite over incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, whose personal ...

  2. In control

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Wu A friend mentioned that the year 2012 seems to be a good one for 'political avengers'. It does seem that way: within the last three months, we've seen Aung San Suu Kyi, Francois Hollande and Hong Kong's very own Leung Chun-ying. Leung, who has always been the underdog, from whom Beijing withheld its anointment until the 11th hour, had never been shy ...

  3. Back in the frame?

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lanxin Xiang Many analysts expect a Francois Hollande presidency to bode ill for relations between France and China. That may not come to pass. It is true that Hollande's campaign ... policy. Hollande himself has never visited China, and the last socialist president, Francois Mitterrand, was too preoccupied with European affairs, understandable at a time when the cold war ...

  4. After the thrill is gone

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Susan Sachs

    ... as the Socialist Party's candidate for president. Francois Hollande, an affable political glad-hander, has been the leader of the fractious party for 10 years. For a long time, their professional lives ran on parallel tracks. Mr Hollande used to describe their relationship as 'one couple, each one free'. But all that changed when Ms Royal trespassed on to her companion's ...

  5. Who said it?

    Posted Mar 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a political judgment about French presidential candidate Francois Hollande, on the latest problem for former colleague Dominique Strauss-Kahn (above) ...

  6. Hong Kong's officials must inhabit a parallel universe

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... A spectacularly rude-looking headline on the website of Britain's Guardian newspaper caught my eye the other day. 'Our problem,' it read 'is that this country is run by knobjockeys.' The writer's complaint, it turned out, was ...

  7. Quotes of the week

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Many professionals are dealing with it so the issue... is none of the ICAC's business Henry Tang Ying-yen on the probe into his illegal structures We want to work together with the other countries for the good of the euro French President Francois Hollande after meeting German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel As a university student I often had overnight meetings, ...

  8. Quotes of the week

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Philippine side has not realised that it is making serious mistakes Deputy Foreign Minister Fu Ying on the stand-off at Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea Austerity can no longer be inevitable! Francois Hollande, after the Socialist rode to victory in France's presidential election Hong Kong's economic outlook is highly uncertain City University economist Dr Li Kui-wai, ...

  9. News - World

    French opposition contenders both claim victory

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 10:05am

    ... six months after Sarkozy’s presidential election defeat to Socialist Francois Hollande, who is now battling a slump in his popularity ratings. Whoever finally emerges as the new UMP leader ... candidates claiming victory amid mutual allegations of ballot rigging. Jean-Francois Cope, the party’s populist secretary-general, made an unequivocal claim that he had won, while former prime ...

  10. News - World - FRANCE

    Minister jostled on visit to northern French city of Amiens after riots

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at with buckshot and pelted with missiles. President Francois Hollande said the state would "mobilise all its resources to combat this violence", which has shaken depressed quarters of major ... law and order test for Hollande's Socialists following his May election victory over conservative incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, whose tough policies on crime and immigration some critics ...




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