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France’s new passion: all things Chinese

France’s new passion: all things Chinese

Not so long ago, Americans and Japanese tourists were the major spenders in France. During these summer months, France’s tourism industry now is courting additional clients with major purchasing power:…

Bright Food to buy 70% stake of Bordeaux wine exporter Diva

Bright Food to buy 70% stake of Bordeaux wine exporter Diva

The independent trader of Bordeaux wines, DIVA, and Shanghai Sugar Cigarette & Wine (SSCW), a subsidiary of China’s Bright Food signed an agreement for an alliance to accelerate the International…

China urges Cambodia to extradite a French architect linked to Bo Xilai’s family

China urges Cambodia to extradite a French architect linked to Bo Xilai’s family

The Chinese government has requested Cambodia to extradite a French architect Henri Patrick Devillers, who linked to former Chinese communist leader Bo Xilai and his family, after the French citizen…

Four French soldiers killed and five injured in Afghanistan

Four French soldiers killed and five injured in Afghanistan

Four French soldiers were killed and five injured by rebels in Kapisa province, eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, said the Elysee. The last deadly attack against French troops was in January,…

The predominance of the Chinese market for Bordeaux wines unabated

The predominance of the Chinese market for Bordeaux wines unabated

The predominance of Bordeaux wines in the Chinese market has not weakened, but still leaves us to expect significant market share after the Vinexpo Asia-Pacific 2012 — wine and spirits…

Hollande sworn in as French president

Hollande sworn in as French president

Francois Hollande is sworn in on Tuesday morning in Elysee Palace as the French president, the first Socialist head of state after Francois Mitterand quit power in 1995. The Constitutional…

Hollande meets Chinese ambassador, calls for closer ties

Hollande meets Chinese ambassador, calls for closer ties

French president-elect Francois Hollande on Monday vowed to further the Sino-French exchange and cooperation in a meeting with Kong Quan (孔泉), the Chinese Ambassador to France. Hollande said France recognizes…

European leaders congratulate Hollande over French election victory

European leaders congratulate Hollande over French election victory

European leaders scrambled to congratulate Francois Hollande following the French socialist party leader’s victory in the country’s presidential runoff on Sunday. According to initial results published by the French interior…

China launches French-made communication satellite

China launches French-made communication satellite

China successfully sent a French-made communication satellite “APSTAR-7” into orbit with a Long March-3B carrier rocket launched from the southwest Xichang Satellite Launch Center Saturday evening. Monitoring data indicated that…

Red alert in the North Sea around the Elgin Franklin Platform

Red alert in the North Sea around the Elgin Franklin Platform

The gas leak will eventually stop by itself? Technicians will work on the platform for plugging the wells, it’s dangerous operation because of the risk of explosion of natural gas…

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