Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

11th hour: Scientists say primates are facing 'imminent extinction'

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Regional troops gather at Gambian border amid political standoff

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Online reactions to former French PM Valls being slapped in face

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Davos 2017: "Donald Trump could be the entrepreneurs' entrepreneur"

Read more

THE DEBATE

Hard Brexit, here we come: The blowback against globalisation (part 2)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Hard Brexit, here we come: UK to leave EU common market (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Pardon my whistleblower: Obama commutes Chelsea Manning sentence (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Pardon my whistleblower: Obama, security and surveillance (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

CAR citizens reluctantly leave makeshift camp

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 : 2012-11-09

China, the Middle East and the night owl

The People's Daily reports on the 'Historic Leap on the Chinese Road', while Le Monde talks to Chinese intellectuals who say they fear for China's future. We also look at Assad's warning the West should back off, and at Barack Obama who has launched a diplomatic push in Burma. Does he get any sleep? We look at sleep patterns of US presidents past. Watch this edition of the world press review for Friday 9th November, 2012.

The People's Daily gives the official line on “The Historic Leap on the Chinese Road”.

The Shanghai Daily does too, with the headlines that China aims high. It wants to double its GDP and people's incomes in 10 years.

The French paper Le Monde interviews Chinese intellectuals who are asking whether China is indeed on the right road. They say they are worried for the future.

The Daily Beast headlines: "I am tougher than Gaddafi", reporting on Assad’s interview with Russian television in which he tells the West to back off.

A comment piece in The Guardian says King Abdullah of Jordan is trapped in the current situation. If Assad survives, with at least the perceived connivance of Jordan, that will fuel Islamist opposition hostility to him. And if Assad falls, then Jordan's opposition will have the full support of the new powers that be in Syria.

And Barack Obama has announced his first diplomatic mission. It will not be in the Middle East but in Asia. He goes to Burma on 17th November, prompting me to wonder just how he copes with a punishing schedule after a 24/7 campaign.

The Huffington Post looks at sleeping habits of past presidents and suggests Obama copes pretty well. He is a night owl.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2017-01-18 Brexit

French papers: A small slap for Valls, a major PR blow for his campaign

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 18.01.17: French papers react with alarm to the British prime minister's highly anticipated speech in which Theresa May clarified her government's "hard...

Read more

2017-01-18 Theresa May

Theresa May: 'It's my way or the highway'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - 18.01.17: British papers react to PM Theresa May's highly anticipated speech in which she clarified the government’s "hard Brexit" plans. Also, the world...

Read more

2017-01-17 Brexit

'Great Brexpectations'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 17.01.17: In the UK, Theresa May is set to give a speech in which she will present a 12-point plan for Brexit. British papers are calling it her most...

Read more

2017-01-17 Donald Trump

Trump's anti-European 'attack'

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 17.01.17: French papers react to comments US President-elect Donald Trump made in interviews with European papers published this weekend. Papers across the...

Read more

2017-01-16 Donald Trump

Donald Trump's busy weekend

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Monday, January 16: Donald Trump has had a busy weekend. He was criticised by CIA Director John Brennan and he gave multiple interviews, including one of...

Read more