Thursday, March 3, 2011
Watching the news in German
Interesting evening at the German School watching a public screening of China news reports by the Beijing bureau of ZDF, where our friend Diana is one of their reporters. (Actually there are only two, so it's a tight ship). Two hours of investigative, hard-hitting news items about the environment, migrant workers, Liu Xiabo etc, interspersed with a few lighter pieces, including a great one on Japanese capsule hotels. Hats off to them and the school for putting this on. Although I struggled with the German, it was pretty obvious that it was no-holds-barred stuff.