France outstripped both Germany and the UK in the annual Fortune 500 list of the world's largest companies this year. Top of the list was the US but China is catching up fast.
What does Arnold Schwarzenagger have in common with photographer Sebastião Salgado, anti-globalisation advocate Vandana Shiva and the president of the Confucian academy, Dr Yun Kai Tong?
In Spotlight on Asia this week RFI considers possible benefits and handicaps of China's economic slowdown.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting world leaders today including China's Xi Jingping and India's Narendra Modi ahead of the start of a summit of emerging economies.
After an historic political vote in Hong Kong's parliament this week, RFI asks what happens next...