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It's Disney language. The word 'repair' would damage the aesthetic of the Disney story

Hong Kong Disneyland's Andrew Kam Min-ho explains why the word 'refurbished'' was used on a sign telling visitors of a broken ride

Friday, 4 November, 2011, 12:00am

A good week for ...

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Libya and Europe on agenda for Hu and Sarkozy

The latest developments in war-torn Libya, as well as assistance measures to help Europe stave off the lingering sovereign debt crisis, will be the main focal points of a suddenly convened meeting this week between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, analysts said.

23 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Climate a priority for EU presidency

Combating climate change and other environmental challenges are among the tasks France has set itself to address as the nation commences its presidency of the European Union.

French nationals in Hong Kong will recognise the importance President Nicolas Sarkozy has placed on these and other issues as concerns that are shared across the world.

14 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Testimony - France, Europe and the World in the 21st Century

Testimony - France, Europe and the World in the 21st Century

by Nicolas Sarkozy (translated by Philip K. Gordon)

Harper Perennial, HK$150

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

A Europe split on US foreign policy

Does Europe have a common foreign policy - one that can be regarded as equal in weight to America's? Everyone knows the answer is 'no'. Maybe the problem is not the people of Europe, but the so-called elites of Europe - senior European Union officials, mainstream political leaders and press commentators.

1 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


Ignorance and blind faith poor partners for life's journey

I was addled by reader David Eason's letter (April 29). Winnowing his mass of statements and analogies entails considerable effort and I hope I did not misinterpret his viewpoint. Overall, he seems to disapprove of idolatry on one hand but extols the virtues of worshipping a Christian God on the other.

6 May 2007 - 12:00am

Cosmopolitan British capital a breath of fresh air for young French people


There's much talk of the Polish plumber or barmaid in London, but there has been one ethnic influx overlooked - the French. So many, in fact, the centre-right candidate Nicolas Sarkozy held an election rally here in January.

There are 300,000 French now in the London area - making it France's sixth-biggest city.

25 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Flooded by desperate people

The European Union is readying a rapid reaction team and naval patrols to deal with boatloads of migrants washing up on its shores. But that must be seen against the warning by French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy that 'zero immigration' is a myth - in other words, Europe mustn't turn itself into a fortress to keep out migrants.

25 Jul 2006 - 12:00am