Vinexpo: Chinese liquor Baiju targets European market

Turkey and Vietnam are represented for the first time at Vinexpo in Bordeaux. The world wine and spirits exhibition welcomes a total of 1,600 exhibitors from some 30 countries. Among them, China, which is trying to convert Europe to Baiju, the alcohol most consumed by the Chinese.

Bordeaux unveils rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossing

The French city of Bordeaux unveils a rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossing, specially created to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia as a “symbol in the fight against discrimination”. It is part of a series of initiatives by city authorities to promote awareness of the discrimination suffered daily by the LGBTQ community. A recent study of greater Bordeaux revealed that 83% of the community claimed to have suffered discrimination or aggression in the past 12 months.

RAW: Toulouse police fires tear gas at Yellow Vest protesters

Sporadic clashes with police marred Yellow Vests protests in Toulouse, the city chosen as the ‘capital’ of this week’s anti-government marches in France. Act 22 is the first since a controversial anti-rioting law took effect.

This Saturday marked the 22nd consecutive week of the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ movement as France once again saw anti-government protests, which were held in cities such as Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseilles, and Strasbourg. In the French capital of Paris alone, some 5,000 demonstrators took to the streets, according to the French Interior Ministry.

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