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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

    ... Lo Wei and Agence France-Presse Shoe and cosmetic factories the main factors behind higher levels of dangerous organic compounds, says mainland dust expert SMOG IN PEARL DELTA ‘WORSE THAN BEIJING’ Pollutants in the Pearl River Delta are more dangerous than those choking the capital because they contain higher levels of hazardous nitrogenous organic compounds, an expert said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1154950/smog-pearl-river-delta-worse-beijing
  2. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/spending/article/1022598/chinese-become-biggest-spending-tourists
  3. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... France, Greece and Portugal. The total reached 6,168 last year, up from 5,513 in 2010. The increase in Spanish and Irish people gaining work visas was especially marked. The Spanish figures have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007893/expats-rush-escape-euro-woes
  4. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005893/soft-touch-global-reach
  5. Letters

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the United Nations are made by five permanent members of the Security Council, namely, the US, Britain, France, Russia and China, who have veto powers to block any resolution or decision. It is, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006990/letters
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992109/setting-sights-foreign-shores
  7. Victims of the tourist squeeze

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China, France, the United States and Spain. 'The ratio of tourists to locals in Hong Kong is very high,' said Terence Chong Tai-leung, associate professor of economics at the Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006012/victims-tourist-squeeze
  8. Letters

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their personal images. Michael Ko, Sham Shui Po Herbalists' beliefs are outdated The Agence France-Presse article about the decimation of yarchagumba, a traditional aphrodisiac from northern Nepal, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004021/letters
  9. Spirit of '64 still lives on

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... two years later. They were on the reserve list behind France and Poland. 'Even though we were on the reserve list, our president [of the Hong Kong Olympic Committee] Sonny [A de O] Sales ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001474/spirit-64-still-lives
  10. Paris biennale eyes HK

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com France's oldest decorative and fine arts fair, the Biennale des Antiquaires, is planning to create a mini version in Hong Kong as the thriving art market in Asia, notably in China, is the world's biggest. The biennale is also strengthening its Asian connection by inviting Hong Kong's Wallace Chan Sai-ying to be the first Asian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998802/paris-biennale-eyes-hk

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