Ho spent the summer in Paris trying to lock in the agreement, but the French government was purposely evasive, as it was conspiring to undermine Vietnamese independence. Ho was nevertheless well received in the French media. A French reporter who met him noted his “engaging manner and extraordinary gift for making contact,” which “at once brought a warm and direct exchange of views and gave a startlingly fresh ring to commonplace words.”  Ho returned to Vietnam in October and appealed to the Vietnamese people for patience. The French, however, showed their hand on November 22, 1946. Using a dispute over control of customs in Haiphong as a pretext, French warships bombarded the unprotected port city, killing at least 6,000 and wounding some 25,000. On December 19, Ho issued a call for “nationwide resistance”:
However, I do not think it should be banned completely. There might be some positive effects of extreme sports. First, extreme sports play a very important role in some inventions and progresses in our life. For example, modern plane and aviation industry would be impossible if without the courage and risk taking spirts of Wright Brother around one hundred years ago. World class motor racing also contribute greatly to the technology development of car industry which have been improving our daily life. Second, extreme sports are the best example of Olympic spirits which is faster, higher and stronger. Third, I think we should find ways to control the risks instead of total prohibition.