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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    When China and France went to war: 130 years since forgotten conflict

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:17pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... A soft-power approach has seen a strong bond develop between Hong Kong and the French, unlike 130 years ago, when France went to war with China. Stuart Heaver looks back at a forgotten ... this weekend, hardly anyone will be marking the 130th anniversary of a little-known war between France and China that created such antipathy towards the European nation that there was a boycott ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1578428/no-charm-intended
  2. News - World - FRANCE

    France battles invasive Asian hornet species, which threatens biodiversity

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Saint-Paul-les-Dax Aggressive predators threaten biodiversity by feeding on local insects France battles invasive Asian hornet species They slipped into southwest France 10 years ago in a pottery shipment from China and have since invaded more than half the country, which is fighting back with drones, poison and even chickens. The Asian hornet, or Vespa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577809/france-battles-invasive-asian-hornet-species-which-threatens-biodiversity
  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION

    Wine Opinion: Britain deserves credit for quality of France's finer products

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by Jane Anson

    ... Bros, Armit, Fine & Rare and Farr Vintners. Less well known is that Britain is the second-largest supplier of wines to the city after France, accounting for US$110 million worth, followed ... of the wines that we buy today. Partly, it's due to politics. From the 12th to 15th centuries, following Eleanor of Aquitaine's marriage to the future Henry II of England, southwest France ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1568403/wine-opinion-britain-deserves-credit-quality-frances-finer
  4. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    Artists create lions to celebrate relations between France and China

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:33pm by Vivian Chen

    ... between France and China, 50 artists created their own interpretations of the lion- the emblem of Lyon city. The artworks are on display in Macau until October 12. Celebrities and socialites from Macau and Hong Kong showed their support for the exhibition opening, joining hosts Arnaud Barthelemy, consul general of France in Hong Kong and Macau, and Andrew Yuen, chairman of the board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1562718/artists-create-lions-celebrate-relations-between-france-and-china
  5. Sport - Rugby

    France to crack down on poorly diagnosed concussion cases

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Marcoussis, France Federation appalled after Toulouse centre Florian Fritz was sent back on to the pitch despite looking dazed after a knock to his head France ... was going on in France," he said. "The president [of the FFR] Pierre Camou also called me from Senegal." Peyrin said that with concussion being one of the dominant issues in the sport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1567111/france-crack-down-poorly-diagnosed-concussion-cases
  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    'Frances Ha', a comedy about the misadventures of a dance student, taps 1980s indie films for its look and feel

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:28am by James Mottram

    ... exactly what he wanted when he set out to make Frances Ha. "I wanted to make a movie like a first-time director might try to make," the independent filmmaker says. With a career ... they first worked together on Greenberg- the result is a beguiling indie comedy chronicling the misadventures of a struggling dance student, Frances (Gerwig). "I think she came from both ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1564213/frances-ha-comedy-about-misadventures-dance-student-taps
  7. News - China

    Chinese state media calls for ‘de-Americanised’ world after US shutdown

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 01:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Xinhua says 'new world order should be put in place' where all nations can have interests respected on equal footing While US politicians grapple with how to reopen their shuttered government and avoid a potentially disastrous default on their debt, the world should consider ‘de-Americanising’, a commentary on China’s official news agency ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1330873/chinese-state-media-calls-de-americanised-world-after-us-shutdown
  8. Sport - Other Sport - Commonwealth Games

    English cyclist Alex Dowsett turns Tour de France snub into Commonwealth Games gold

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 11:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Glasgow Alex Dowsett said the disappointment of not being selected for the Tour de France spurred him on to claim Commonwealth Games gold in the individual time ... “The Commonwealth Games was a big target for me anyway, but it suddenly became a huge target because I really wanted to do something big after the disappointment of the Tour de France. “I’ve ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1564049/english-cyclist-alex-dowsett-turns-tour-de-france-snub
  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Three killed in Taiwan helicopter crash

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 01:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Two crew members and a weather station employee were killed on Wednesday when a helicopter crashed into a mountain in central Taiwan, officials said. The Sunrise Airlines helicopter was carrying supplies to a weather station on Yushan, the island’s highest mountain, when it crashed into the mountain’s north peak, the National Fire Agency said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1332951/three-killed-taiwan-helicopter-crash
  10. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Typhoon Nari kills five in Vietnam

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 02:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hanoi Typhoon Nari slammed into central Vietnam early on Tuesday killing five people, ripping roofs of homes and damaging roads, state media reported. The storm, which claimed 13 lives in the Philippines over the weekend, tore through the communist country’s central region - from the tourist town of Hue to Quang Ngai to the south, Vietnam Television ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1332196/typhoon-nari-kills-five-vietnam

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