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  1. Earth And Ashes

    Posted Feb 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Earth And Ashes by Atiq Rahimi Vintage $90 Earth And Ashes was acclaimed in France as a masterpiece when it was first published, and Rahimi, an Afghan political exile, was hailed as a prodigy. In a mere 54 pages Rahimi has condensed centuries of Afghanistan's history into a story about three generations of Afghan men. Set during the Soviet occupation, it follows an old man, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444580/earth-and-ashes
  2. France's civil servants have little to fear

    Posted Jul 04th 2004, 12:00am by Emilie Boyer King

    ... in the next three years didn't cause much of a stir. Is France finally waking up to the fact that its wasteful public sector needs an overhaul? The answer is no, because the proposal is pumped up ... budget deficit, this latest proposal is part of a larger attempt by the French government to cut public spending. But in France the civil service remains a well-respected, almost untouchable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/461829/frances-civil-servants-have-little-fear
  3. Travel trade group accused of organising an illegal trip to France

    Posted Apr 20th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... The Hong Kong Travel Industry Council (TIC) was yesterday accused of illegally organising a six-day tour group to France and inviting a minister to participate. The council was organising ... within the industry. We only charge about $4,900 per person.' He said about 60 people were to go on the tour. A Tourism Commission spokeswoman said: 'The trip to France does not fall ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/452790/travel-trade-group-accused-organising-illegal-trip-france
  4. Island calls France evil for joining in PLA drill

    Posted Mar 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Harry Doran in Beijing A joint naval exercise between France and the PLA Navy only days before the Taiwanese election made front-page news on the mainland, but French officials remained ... Ministry in Paris went unanswered. Chen Shui-bian criticised the drill, which only lasted a few hours. He said France was 'evil-hearted' and trying to influence the election's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/448728/island-calls-france-evil-joining-pla-drill
  5. A taste of France

    Posted Apr 25th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... also performed with them in France.' Avant-garde exhibition Topologies of the Instant, a digital installation by N + N Corsino at the Museum of Art, is another highlight. 'N ... of France. To give you a taste of Le French May, the organisers are offering one pair of tickets to the screening of The Children of Paradise on May 21 at 7.30pm at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. To win ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453430/taste-france
  6. Deep France

    Posted Jun 27th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin Deep France by Celia Brayfield Pan $100 This is the diary of Celia Brayfield's year in a tiny village in Bearn, where she finishes her latest novel, eats ... given that half a million British expats live in the country. It's all idyllic, or so she says. A different story emerges in the glimpses of the real France: old ladies playing poker ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/460973/deep-france
  7. HK gets a Picasso for Year of France festival

    Posted Sep 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Joyce Hor-Chung Lau

    ... and performances over 10 months as part of the $300 million Year of France festival. The festival will be launched on October 12 during a visit to the mainland by French President Jacques Chirac. The Year of France marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties and follows France's hosting of the Year of China festival, which drew more than 1 million visitors, including President Hu Jintao. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/471266/hk-gets-picasso-year-france-festival
  8. Festival's millions prove that China is in fashion in France

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Emilie Boyer King

    ... Emilie Boyer King in Paris After three years of planning and nine months of mutual admiration, France's staging of the Year of China festival has been hailed a record-breaking ... visitors had bought tickets to events and thousands more had participated in street parades and exhibitions throughout France. 'China has now become very fashionable here,' Mr Poivre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462280/festivals-millions-prove-china-fashion-france
  9. Vive la France

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung If you're wondering what to do this afternoon, check out the French Carnival being held from noon to 6pm on the outdoor lawn of the marina at the Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club. Admission is free and there will be booths selling wine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479000/vive-la-france
  10. France's Grand Slam flashers draw hail of missiles

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Maitland

    ... the display might also generate a little more support for France at future Hong Kong Sevens. 'We did it to try and change the mind of the crowd. We wanted to make them smile.' The veteran ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450230/frances-grand-slam-flashers-draw-hail-missiles

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