Category Archives: Change

#France back to the Stones Age w. the Yellow Vests ? #GiletsJaunes

Too bad the French can’t (and never could) understand English (neither the Brits), otherwise it would not have taken them 50 years to decide to try and abolish the privileges that they believed gone for more than two centuries, and evils no healthy, even French, brains can have sympathy for …

Sous les Stones, la plage ?

Renaud Favier – December 10th, 2018

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(Changing) Soft Power …

No doubt Washington (and/or Silicon Valley) is the world’s master of soft power.

President Trump is a global leader of the Twitter video game …

America is great at regulatory and financial arms-twisting …

And GAFAS are of course yet to be challenged masters of the internet …

As is Hollywood for movies influence.

But, try to type “G20 Argentina”, or “protectionism” in Google … chances are you will reach the (Chinese) “Global Times”, not the Financial, the London, or event the Strait Times …

Soft Power China credit Financial Times

And search Youtube for the G20 in Buenos Aires, and you will find a bunch of videos from (Chinese, english speaking) CGTN, (and to a lesser extent Russian, based in Berlin, Germany, but english speaking RUPTLY channel, or Al Jazeera) …

China Super Soft Power credit China Daily

How effective is China’s soft power strategy remains to be seen …

But things are changing fast.

More :

RF – November 29th, 2018

PS : power is good, but soft is better …

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#Paris #Fashion in a yellow mood ?

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Emmanuel Macron – Crédit : NordLittoral.fr

Some yellows are well known …

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Jean Lassalle – Crédit : LCP / Le Parisien

Some are more anonymous …

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To Yellow or not to Yellow ? Crédit : TV5 Monde Info

But many French are in a yellow mood, theses days …

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Mme Sigaut et un Gaulois en gilet jaune – Crédit : Medias-Presse Info

And the French fashion influences the rest of the world …

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The Trump – Credit : Sipa Press / L’Opinion

To yellow, or not to yellow ?

Paris, November 2018

Things are getting better in France, at least from a fashion viewpoint, aren’t they ?

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François Hollande – Crédit : Le Point

#Brexit What the f… is going on ?

“It’s hard to say …”, but may be quite funny to watch.

Thx Channel 4.

RF – Mid-October 2018

Cows and Boys

Be it (said) in English, or in French, (most) people love (eating) cows, and (more or less) righteously so.

In a (big) nutshell, and in French : https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/grand-bien-vous-fasse/grand-bien-vous-fasse-28-septembre-2018

RF – October 1st, 2018

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Elon, please come back from Paris

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Credit : Twitter

Elon Musk loves city of romantic dream(er)s Paris, and Paris loves man of dreams Elon Musk …

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Credit : Web

But real life is no place for romantic dream(er)s …

Elon, please come back to earth …

Starman Tesla to Mars credit Le Quotidien AFP

Credit : Le Quotidien / AFP

Elon, please come back from … Paris long Holiday.

RF – August 20th, 2018

Ich bin ein Amerikaner #HappyIndependenceDay Happy #July4

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Credit : Gallica

Happy (American Independence and French Bastille) July Days !

More (in French, sorry) http://renaudfavier.com/2017/07/04/joyeux-quatorze-juillet-14juillet-happy-bastille-independence-day-july4/

Renaud – July 4th, 2017