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  1. France's top honour for Wong Kar-wai

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... a Knight of the Legion of Honour by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. The Legion of Honour, which has five ranks, is France's highest award for outstanding service ... in France, winning best director at Cannes in 1997 for Happy Together. He is the first Chinese president of the festival jury, and a still from his film In the Mood for Love is being used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549854/frances-top-honour-wong-kar-wai
  2. Backtrack on jobs law a backward step for France

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... France has let a valuable opportunity slip past by scrapping a controversial youth employment law that gave employers a freer hand in hiring workers. By caving in to mass protests, ... disadvantaged jobseekers. France is proud of its socialist roots and such laws have solid public support, as the millions of protesters who have taken to the streets over the past month proved. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544364/backtrack-jobs-law-backward-step-france
  3. France searches for an answer to jobs crisis

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Duncan Freeman

    ... for people under the age of 26 was intended to make hiring and firing young employees easier, in the hope that this would help them get a foothold on the employment ladder. In France, youth ... of riots in cities across France last year showed, this is not just an economic problem. The high levels of unemployment in some European countries are widely considered to be the result of failed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549479/france-searches-answer-jobs-crisis
  4. Sacre bleu! HK women lose to France

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Hong Kong suffered mixed feelings at the world team championships in Bremen, Germany after the women's squad were surprisingly defeated by France in their second group ... French side as they lost 3-1, in the biggest upset so far at the world event. Carole Grundisch collected two points for France as she beat Lin Ling and Tie Yana 3-1 and 3-2 respectively, while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546349/sacre-bleu-hk-women-lose-france
  5. HK, France sign prison transfer agreement

    Posted Nov 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 1.27pm: Hong Kong and France have signed an agreement that allows their citizens sentenced to jail to serve their terms in their own country, a government spokesman ... to their rehabilitation,? the spokesman explained. After the agreement comes into force, Hong Kong people jailed in France can apply to serve the remainder of their sentences in Hong Kong, and vice versa. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/570873
  6. France should accept defeat gracefully

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading the news these days, even more than before, it is clear something is wrong in the world of soccer. Italy won the World Cup after a final with France that ended in a draw; the trophy was decided by a penalty shootout. In the semi-final, Italy defeated Germany with two late but valid goals in extra time. Nevertheless, the French do not want to recognise their defeat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556488/france-should-accept-defeat-gracefully
  7. Shanghai-Hong Kong race 'will develop into Asia's Tour de France'

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... become an Asian version of the Tour de France. Announcing the inaugural Tour of Hong Kong-Shanghai, Li Xin, vice-president of the China Cycling Association, said their ultimate goal would ... by the tour and hopefully it will become an Asian version of the Tour de France in future.' The inaugural tour has a budget of six million yuan and offers prize money of $300,000. A total of 18 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544630/shanghai-hong-kong-race-will-develop-asias-tour-de-france
  8. France denies steering renault

    Posted Jul 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reuters French Finance Minister Thierry Breton yesterday reaffirmed the government was not using its 15 per cent stake in Renault to influence a possible alliance with US rival General Motors. 'I want to repeat that it's up to the companies in w ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/555683/france-denies-steering-renault
  9. Bags of style

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun Louis Vuitton relaunched its renovated two-level store inside the Peninsula Arcade last month with a glamorous ribbon-cutting ceremony. Officiating at the inauguration were singer Vivian Chow Wai-man, Louis Vuitton Asia Pacific presid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537683/bags-style
  10. Merited swiss takes order

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... outstanding contributions to the support and advancement of agriculture in France. Sommerau was recognised for his years of promoting French wines, culinary arts and the 'art de table'. The Order of Agricultural Merit is France's oldest civil award, established in 1883. So, if you see Sommerau next time you're dining at the Jockey Club, don't even think about yelling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558849/merited-swiss-takes-order

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