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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Smog in Pearl River Delta 'worse than in Beijing'

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI, Agence France-Presse

    ... Shoe and cosmetic factories the main factors behind higher levels of dangerous organic compounds, says mainland dust expert Pollutants in the Pearl River Delta are more dangerous than those choking the capital because they contain higher levels of hazardo ...

  2. France is keen to cash in on opportunities from Cepa

    Posted Jul 30th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Cepa, France's foreign trade minister said yesterday. The free-trade accord between Hong Kong and the mainland will also lift the city's slumping economy, said Francois Loos, ... trade between the two countries. China and Hong Kong only account for about 2 per cent of France's total trade, a figure the French government wants to increase. ...

  3. Depressing obsession with what other people think

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... of external endorsement with, say, France's lack of anxiety over whether it is considered to be the world's finest wine-producing nation. When this status is questioned outside France, most ...

  4. Setting sights on foreign shores

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Most people will tell you that the French know how to drink, eat and appreciate art, but not many will tell you of the high academic levels in France because this is little known. Every year, the country attracts 260,000 international students, making it the fourth most popular destination for overseas students in the world. France has also become a popular choice ...

  5. Gallic masterclass

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has reached an arrangement with France to gain expertise in wine-related trade. Do you back the initiatives the government has taken to try and make the city a regional wine hub? Write to us ...

  6. Links built over time

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the linchpin in the strong trade links between the two territories. Swiss watch exports to Hong Kong were worth 1.6billion Swiss francs ($9.6 billion) last year, up 40 per cent. This number was likely ... is Switzerland's second-largest Asian market after Japan, with a total export value of 4billion Swiss francs last year. Hong Kong also bought jewellery and precious metal from Switzerland worth 1.3billion ...

  7. A whole new boules game

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... decide which reason finally convinced him to leave France and settle in Hong Kong in 2002. The 45-year-old entrepreneur, who used to run bookshops in Paris and in the northern French city ... the city's only indoor p?tanque cafe. 'I don't see myself going back to France,' Masson said. Whatever their reasons for leaving France and starting again in Hong Kong, it seems more ...

  8. French expats get to vote in legislative elections

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Helene Franchineau helene.franchineau@scmp.com French expatriates living in Hong Kong will soon be able to vote in France's June legislative elections after Paris extended voting rights to 1.5 million citizens living abroad. France has segmented the world into 11 constituencies, each of which will have its own parliamentary representative in Paris. Hong Kong is included ...

  9. Business - Money

    Chinese to become biggest spending tourists

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to choose 10 days in Greece, or Britain, France and Switzerland." While Chinese tourists do more shopping than others- partly because of the sky-high luxury taxes at home- scenery and culture ... Asian, Australian and European destinations still top the list; officially, Britain is more popular than France and Germany. But Israel, Tahiti and the Maldives are appearing on itineraries, too. ...

  10. Soft touch, global reach

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... HK$6.7 billion worth of cultural exports, a unique example of France's soft power. 'We want to maintain our international presence through culture,' says Xavier Darcos, a former ... will hopefully increase the city's influence. Darcos' Institut Francais is a statutory body established in July, 2010 that operates under France's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, ...




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