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The New Chinese Arsene Wenger

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Depending on who you to talk to, China has either the biggest or second biggest economy in the world. However there is still one area where China is far behind - professional football. But even that is now a top priority for Beijing and they are looking to the French to get there. Could the next Chinese Arsene Wenger be among them. A report for France 24 By Chris Bockman

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On the Right Wing in France

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It's a well-worn phrase. "Politics and sport don't mix" At least one small football club in France would agree. Their budget has been cut by the Mayor who belongs to the right-wing National Front party. The club claim its because they have lots of ethnic minority players in their squad. So is it racist politics from far-right politicians, or just a necessary step, given the continuing economic uncertainty around the world?

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Wine Robots

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This week is the most important event in the French wine industry calendar. Hundreds of exporters and importers meet in Bordeaux to examine the latest wines and industry trends. The French wine industry is considered conservative but even in the traditional Bordeaux vineyards a technological revolution is underway that could transform the landscape. Chris Bockman reports from the famous wine growing area of St Emilion.

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