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Is China exporting its pollution?

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The mixed legacy of 'Abenomics' in Japan

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Contemporary art takes over the French capital and the countryside

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'China's Silicon Valley' symbolises high tech, prosperity and social inequality

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An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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François Hollande: portrait of a president

France has elected a left-wing president. It's goodbye to "bling bling" and hello to "Mr. Normal". The Socialist François Hollande promises to boost growth instead of making more cuts. Nicolas Sarkozy, meanwhile, will pack his bags and make way for Hollande at the Elysée Palace next week.

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2017-10-13 traffic

Paris, the city of love, lights and... traffic jams

The French capital may be known as the city of lights, but for many who live here it’s also the city of "embouteillages", or traffic jams. And that's nothing new. Cars first...

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2017-10-06 Vaccine

Vaccinations: Separating fact from fiction

This week we’re examining a new French government initiative, which is set to see the policy of immunisation tightened. France is making it a legal requirement for parents to...

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2017-09-29 health

Facing up to the challenges of autism

This week we're looking into France’s attitude to a complex issue: autism. Around 1 in 100 children are diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders in France and the...

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2017-09-15 Brexit

France vs Brexit Britain: Who will come out on top?

This week, we bring you a special edition on what Brexit means for France. How will it affect the tens of thousands of British people living in France, and the many more French...

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2017-09-08 France

Backstage at France's busiest airports

In this edition we're going behind the scenes of France's biggest air transport hubs. We meet air traffic controllers and police at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, and chat to...

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