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Bienvenue! France welcomes Hong Kong youth in new working-holiday scheme

Young Hongkongers will get a chance to spend up to a year in France, thanks to a new working-holiday scheme starting in July. The bilateral programme will open 200 places each year to applicants aged between 18 and 30. It allows them to take up employment in their host region to finance their stay.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 5:47am 1 comment

Paris bids for top spot in Europe's yuan business

French Minister of the Economy and Finance Pierre Moscovici spoke to the South China Morning Post on Friday during a visit to Hong Kong after he joined a delegation led by President Francois Hollande to Beijing. Moscovici said France would be the most suitable location for an offshore yuan trading centre in Europe because many big international companies were based there.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:16am

Two killed in France's Reims city as apartment block collapses after blast

Two people died and 14 were injured yesterday when part of an apartment block in the French city of Reims collapsed after an explosion, just three weeks after a similar tragedy not far away.

Authorities in the Champagne region said the "probable" cause of the accident, which saw the extremity of a four-storey building containing some 10 flats crash down, was a gas blast.

29 Apr 2013 - 3:29am

China news round-up: French president in Beijing, Xinjiang officials urged to be vigilant

French President in BeijingLe Figaronotes that François Hollande's visit is his first trip to China and the first formal state visit in Beijing of Xi Jinping's presidency.Le Monde

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

China, France stress a multipolar world as Hollande visits Beijing

China and France pledged yesterday to promote a new international order that was not dominated by any single superpower. President Xi Jinping told his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, he was confident they could develop a new type of comprehensive strategic partnership. 

26 Apr 2013 - 4:53am 7 comments

French police hunt for armed robber who held guards hostage in jail break

French police were yesterday hunting a notorious armed robber, nicknamed "The Writer", who staged a dramatic jailbreak in northern France after briefly taking several guards hostage.

15 Apr 2013 - 4:33am

French robber takes hostages and blasts way out of jail

A robber with links to organised crime blasted his way out of jail with explosives yesterday as he took prison wardens hostage in northern France, officials said.

14 Apr 2013 - 8:09am

France launches major offensive on Mali Islamists

A French force of 1,000 soldiers in a major offensive has swept a valley thought to be a logistics base for Al-Qaeda-linked Islamists near the Malian city of Gao.

9 Apr 2013 - 12:58pm

Man held for sawing off tusk of elephant skeleton at Paris museum

A man was arrested for allegedly breaking into Paris' Museum of Natural History and using a chainsaw to cut off a tusk from a centuries-old elephant skeleton.

Police said a neighbour of the Left Bank museum alerted authorities after hearing the sawing sound in the early hours at the weekend.

1 Apr 2013 - 4:34am

Eiffel Tower evacuated after bomb threat

Nearly 1,400 people were sent away from the tourist attraction following a request from tower operators after the warning, a Paris police official said. 

31 Mar 2013 - 12:27pm