domingo, julio 01, 2007

No news is bad news

Against all odds, Spanish mass-media has barely covered the events of the 10th handover anniversary. To make things even worse, official visit of Spanish King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia to mainland China have eclipsed all news from Asia. For instance, on Friday's evening as I was stick to my TV set to see if I could catch any information about the 10th anniversary, the most remarkable new which came from Asia was the gift from China's government to Queen Sofia of two new pandas! No comments.

Luckily, Informe Semanal, one of the most laureated and most veteran TV news programs in Spain, featured a report last Saturday about the anniversary. In "Las dos Almas de Hong Kong" (The two souls of Hong Kong), Asia-based reporter Rosa Maria Calaf, gives us a brief but extensive perspective of Hong Kong nowadays, how it has changed since its return to China, the daily life, what is still left to be done, and what the future has in store for it. I did not miss a thing, great job, although I would like it longer.

Anyway, here is it. My friend and former workmate Steffi shows up on the report, as well as my former boss, Mr. Jose Luis Garcia-Tapia, current Spanish Trade Commissioner in Hong Kong.

PS: Many thanks to Steffi for telling me in beforehand about the report, otherwise I think I had missed it.

1 comentario:

iurgir dijo...

Sepa usted que le voy a robar el video para ponerlo en mi blog. Ya he contado todo lo dicho por él, pero con voz de la Sra. Calaf suena distinto.