Friday, November 25, 2005

Paraphrase of the Day

From the Taipei Times: [Premier Frank Hsieh] added that since people abroad generally pay no attention to local newspaper coverage or TV talk shows, they have a better perspective on what's really happening in the country.

What a startling statement by the premier. I can't decide if he's thoroughly correct or thoroughly incorrect.

1 comment:

Rank Beginner said...

Yes. That's true. I've been following the local media far too closely (including the local English-language media, which in my experience are quite accessible) and my understanding of what's really going on in this country has decreased proportionately.

In other words, I knew a lot more about Taiwan when I arrived here a decade or so ago than I do now.