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  1. Still a way to go for true European federation

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the world today. That, however, suits Europe's two powerhouses, Germany and France, fine. From Konrad Adenauer to Gerhard Schroder, Germany was long a champion of European integration; but its ...

  2. France urged to clarify Tibet stance to ease tensions

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao France should clarify its stance on Tibet before strained bilateral ties could be repaired, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday. 'The problems between China and France were ... a China-EU summit and plunged Sino-French ties to new lows. Mr Wen skirted around France on a five-nation European tour, during which he pledged to buy large quantities of European goods as a show ...

  3. History-makers Part 7: Napoleon I of France

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... persecuted, rebels, defeated, brave man Napoleon was born in Corsica. Today Corsica is a part of Italy. But when Napoleon was born, it was part of France. Napoleon?s family was noble. His father lived at the court of the King Louis XVI of France. When Napoleon was nine years old, his family sent him to a military school in France. Napoleon hated school. Because he was small, he was bullied a lot. ...

  4. Auctioning history, France's shame

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is a disgrace for someone in France to make money out of selling another country's ancient relics without the permission of that country. The bid should have been stopped since the historic items ... This is not a reasonable demand, and besides, China's historical legacy should not be mixed up with contemporary politics. I cannot understand France's attitude. I think they have humiliated themselves ...

  5. France sets the stage

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Edited by Andrew Sun World Expo 2010 Shanghai French National Pavilion unveiling reception Where: Pool House, Grand Hyatt When: May 19 What: As part of French May, the French consul general toasted the design model of France's spectacular venue for next year's World Expo- called the Sensual City- which was displayed for guests. Who: Among guests attending the event ...

  6. Vive la musique! Vive la France!

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... in France between 1935 and 1937, when popular fronts, or anti-fascist coalitions, were at the height of their influence. The country's working class were heavily involved with strikes ...

  7. Paradise found for France coach Janeczek

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Dasey

    ... Jason Dasey France coach Thierry Janeczek has been coming to the Sevens since 1986 and declares: 'I'll be here for the next 20 years as well.' The 49-year-old Janeczek, ... said. 'Once I tried it, I knew it was the game for me. It feels like I was reborn at the Hong Kong Sevens.' In the 1992 tournament, playing for the full France national side, he faced ...

  8. Arts lovers cry 'Vive la France'

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... Sunny Tse There's good news for arts lovers: this year's Le French May Arts Festival once again features exciting, high-quality art events from France. Organised by the French Consulate, the festival covers a range of artistic genres, from classical and modern music and dance to theatre, cinema and food. Visit www.frenchmay.com for details. Glass Music (May 26) City ...

  9. France avoided by design on 'tour of confidence', premier admits

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Premier Wen Jiabao said he had deliberately avoided France in what he has dubbed his 'tour of confidence' to Europe, and that French leaders should bear ... the countries I visited in this trip, and I found that I have travelled in an arc outside France,' he said yesterday during a meeting with Hong Kong journalists in London. 'The reason ...

  10. Air France halts cargo link from Baiyun to west

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Air France-KLM, Europe's largest airline, has halted its freighter operation linking Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to Europe and the United States because ... of freighter services by Northwest Airlines in June last year. Aside from reduced demand amid slowing global economic growth, Air France attributed the shutdown to a need to redeploy its fleet because ...




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