Monday, 16 June 2008
One more country on the world map 台灣國際觀
Last week, Straits Exchange Foundation Chairman Chiang Pin-kung (江丙坤) met Chinese President Hu Jintao (胡錦濤) and other officials to closer Taiwan-China relations. This is a historic event, for talks on this level haven't happened for nearly ten years. For now, they've signed an agreement to open up weekend direct charter flights and ease travel restrictions of Chinese to come to Taiwan.
As this historic event happened, "international" news increased dramatically. Sometimes I would anchor an entire hour without presenting one international story. Well, OK, we do have MLB news, since we have exclusive broadcast rights in Taiwan. But in the past two days I was anchoring, there was quite a bit of news from China. Aside from the government meetings, there was also news from Sichuan that normally wouldn't make it on the rundown, like panda bears running out of bamboos to munch on. So now the world according to FTV is Taiwan+MLB+China. At least we now have China on the list. I'm quite happy. Did you know that Danes are the happiest people on earth because they have the lowest expectations?
Now I'm hoping that the Diaoyutai islands dispute will bring more Japan news to air. Background info: a Japanese coast guard vessel deliberately rammed and sunk a Taiwanese fishing vessel and detained the captain for three days. Taiwan, Japan and China all assert sovereignty over the Diaoyutai's.
On another note, Amy left a comment on another blog article the other day saying:
I couldn't help but stand up and clap.
(picture via fjumonkey，謝謝祐子寶貝的介紹！)