China Radio International
is the government organization that brings the world EZ FM. They
run foreign language shows, generally in English, but also in French
and other languages. When it's time, they stop whatever they're
doing and run a short news report, read by an English-speaking Chinese
These days there are
many exciting current events. Some revolve around China. But no
matter how much news, the CR1 English language news always has time
to mention the most recent declaration of friendship between the
People's Republic of China and some other nation at length.
Just the other day for
instance, while the world was watching Iraq with great care to see
if war was about to break out, listeners of the English language
service of CR1 were greeted with the top story of the day: Poland
and China had just signed a joint declaration of mutual friendship.
Such signings of declarations always come after noting that the
other nation is committed to a One-China policy.
Our Very own English
language news service of CRI informs the English-listening citizens
of China that the government has broken oft relations with another
land. The only reason for such bold action is simple: the other
nation has entered some trade or diplomatic relationship with Taiwan,
thus failing to conform to the basic tenets of a One-China policy.
While you out there
are hearing the sordid details of the Clinton sex harassment trial
or the au pair verdict, we are cruising around Beijing learning
that El Salvador is out while Ghana is in.
So...who won the World
Mark Levine and family