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The Decline of French Culture

With the French wine industry in a slump, French culture has received another devastating blow.

A French author promoting her novel in Hong Kong suffered the embarrassment of holding a book-signing that nobody attended, a media report said.

Writer Pierrette Fleutiaux, who won China’s literature prize for best foreign novelist in 2001, had to cancel the signing session Sunday because no one wanted her autograph, the South China Morning Post reported.

“It was the first day I arrived and nobody knew me,” Fleutiaux, who is promoting her “Short Sentences, My Darling”, told the paper.

The novelist is in the southern Chinese city as part of the first-ever French exhibit at the annual Hong Kong Book Fair.

The report said organisers blamed the no-show on a lack of promotion by the French consulate here and by the Alliance Francaise, which promotes French culture overseas.

Or perhaps French culture bores Hong Kong people..

Update:..as well as chimps in Japan.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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