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Lettre de Vaison-la-Romaine: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Julian Crandall Hollick examines taxation in Provence in his latest piece. In a nutshell: all is not well outside Paris. “Vaisonnais, like everyone else in the world, are convinced they are overtaxed. They look at the new high school, the … Continue reading

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China impressed by French austerity

Francois Hollande is practicing what he preaches. The new French President lit up the Chinese blogosphere recently, when it was revealed that his automobile of choice is the Citroen DS5. Chinese Car News reported that Chinese bloggers were more than … Continue reading

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Up and away: Dassault looking for new hope in China

The Financial Times is reporting that French jet company Dassault, coming off a rather disastrous 2010/2011, might be seeking new opportunities in China” “Reporting financial results recently, the company said: ‘China is the most dynamic market, while a recovery is … Continue reading

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China and France: New BFFs?

Check out this intriguing editorial from our friends at the China Daily Europe. According to commentator Cui Hongjian, the French presidential election drew unprecedented interest from China. But new French President Francois Hollande may want to do his homework and … Continue reading

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Hollande to China: Let’s be friends

Newly minted French President Francois Hollande started things off with a strategic visit to China, discussing bilateral trade as the Eurozone braces for another round of economic unrest. China Daily News reports that Hollande flew East on Monday: “Hollande met … Continue reading

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Sarkozy makes a hard right

Desperation is a stinky cologne, but what can he do? His chips are down. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, currently in serious danger of losing the election to Socialist leader Francois Hollande, is now attempting to woo the far-right. Well duh. … Continue reading

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Elections! Eeeeeee!

Here we go… April 22 will be a Very Big Day for French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Have a look at this article from the Sydney Herald to get a sense of the political climate in France at the moment: “French … Continue reading

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