Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

Party polizei: German cops expelled for pre-G20 summit debauchery

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Power Play? Emmanuel Macron one-ups his PM, Edouard Philippe

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South African court bars schools from promoting one religion over another

Read more

THE DEBATE

Wannacry more: How vulnerable are we to cyberattacks?

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Time to remove fake Trump 'Time' covers from display!

Read more

FOCUS

Spain struggles to tackle violence against women

Read more

MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

How drones are transforming the battleground in Syria

Read more

ENCORE!

Film show: The Netflix debate, 'Faces Places' and 'Marnie'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Over 8,000 migrants rescued from Mediterranean in 48 hours

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2009-11-16

Chinese pronunciation of Obama: "Ao-ba-ma" or "Ou-ba-ma"?

In today’s international press review, we look at Barack Obama’s first official visit to Asia.

 

The US President Barack Obama has made most front pages in China this morning.
 
The China Daily says Obama is likely to cooperate more than any of his predecessors.
 
George Bush for example, criticized China for its currency rate and Bill Clinton
questioned Human Rights there. According to the paper, it seems China is ready to build new relations with the US thanks to Barack Obama.
 
Meanwhile, the South China Morning Post reports about the pronunciation of Obama’s name in Chinese.
 
Until now, Chinese media have always pronounced it AO-BA-MA. But the US embassy has now decided to change it to OU-BA-MA, saying it sounds more accurate.
 
This has caused outrage in China because the new pronunciation, is the same as the one used in Taiwan.
 
 
Obama is expected to give a decision, on whether to send more troops to Afghanistan, on his return from Asia.

 

 

 
The LA Times says “Obama must rethink rethinking Afghanistan”. According to the paper, Obama is taking too long to make up his mind.
 
His “indecision” is also portrayed in a cartoon in the International Herald Tribune.
 
 
In other news, the Guardian talks about growing calls to end the death penalty. The paper reports from Texas, where most executions occur.
 
 
And finally in football, the Irish Independent tries to “cheer up” its team after it lost against France in the first leg of the World Cup Qualifiers on Saturday.
 
The second leg will take place on Wednesday. Egypt is also expected to play against Algeria on that day. The Algerian newspaper Al Watan accuses its opponent of being “a bad loser”.
 
 

 

By Aurore Cloe DUPUIS

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2017-06-29 Australia

Party polizei: German cops expelled for pre-G20 summit debauchery

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Thursday, June 29: We take a look at the life and times of George Pell, a senior Vatican figure, who is charged with historical sexual abuse. Hong Kong...

Read more

2017-06-29 France

Power Play? Emmanuel Macron one-ups his PM, Edouard Philippe

IN THE FRENCH PAPERS - Thursday, June 29: Emmanuel Macron has 'one-upped' his Prime Minister but organizing a congress the day before him in what some papers see as a power play....

Read more

2017-06-28 Syria

Angela Merkel softens resistance to gay marriage

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 28.06.17: Donald Trump warns Syria over new chemical attacks, drawing outrage from Russia and raising questions about the US's intensions in the...

Read more

2017-06-28 labour law

'Medically assisted procreation for everyone?'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 28.06.17: The French government is set to outline its bill to reform France's notoriously complex labour laws - but what will that mean for workers? Also,...

Read more

2017-06-27 Brazil

Poll suggests Trump presidency takes toll on US image abroad

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 27.06.17: In Brazil, the chief prosecutor has charged Michel Temer with corruption. Temer claims his innocence, but it's the first time a sitting...

Read more