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French President Francois Hollande and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 30 June 2015
30/06/2015 - France - China

China looking to learn from France about Africa

Trade is the focus of a three-day visit to France that Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang started on Tuesday.
Tyson Gay will compete in his first World Championships since 2011.
27/06/2015 - athletics

Gay's wisdom sees off young pretenders on his road to redemption

Tyson Gay claimed experience was the key to his victory on Friday night in the US trials for the World Championships in Beijing in August.
Hong Kong parliament rejects 'democracy' plan
20/06/2015 - Spotlight on Asia

Hong Kong parliament rejects 'democracy' plan

After an historic political vote in Hong Kong's parliament this week, RFI asks what happens next...

The 36-year-old pop violinist and longtime skier, Vanessa Mae, represented Thailand, in Krvavec, Slovenia, in January.
20/06/2015 - Thailand, China

Violinist Vanessa Mae' ski ban lifted

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday overturned a four-year ban from competing in skiing imposed on renowned violinist Vanessa Mae when she was accused of manipulating results.

Ong Keng Sen's Lear Dreaming mixes Asian traditions and modern style
17/06/2015 - Culture in France

Ong Keng Sen's Lear Dreaming mixes Asian traditions and modern style

King Lear wears different robes but is just as blind in Ong Keng Sen's multi-cultural stage play which condenses one of William Shakespeare's most famous,and most internationally appreciated ...
An Airbus factory
14/06/2015 - FRANCE - Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia to be first client for Airbus A330 Regional, report

Saudi Arabia is to be the first customer for European planemaker Airbus's A330 Regional medium-haul passenger jet, according to French business paper La Tribune.
Fabien Degoulet (centre) won the title of the world's best cheesemonger on Sunday in Tours.
08/06/2015 - France

Frenchman crowned as the world's best cheesemonger

Fabien Degoulet won the title at the second edition of the International Best Cheesemonger Competition which was held in the French city of Tours on Sunday.

China and Pakistan make a deal
30/05/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

China and Pakistan make a deal

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the Chinese investment plan in Pakistan.
21/05/2015 - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Two distinct worlds in Chinese-language cinema meet in Cannes

Both are leading film makers in Chinese. Both are vying for the Golden Palm at the 68th Festival.

Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh: China "welcome"
11/05/2015 - DJIBOUTI

'Historic' Chinese military base to open in Horn of Africa

China is negotiating a military base in the strategic port of Djibouti, an historic development that would see the US and China each have bases in the small nation that guards the entrance to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal.