"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Re-Colonizing China

Yes, China took over Hong Kong, but it may well be that Hong Kong's former colonizer, Great Britain, is about to take over China—through the media.

Variety reports that the BBC has established a content-provision deal with Chinese broadcasters, through which the Beeb will provide drama programs to more than 300 local and regional channels, including outlets in Beijing and Shanghai. In addition, the latest season of David Attenborough's BBC program Life in the Undergrowth, which will be shown on the national network China Central Television.

The Chinese will be playing cricket and stopping for afternoon tea before you know it.

From Karnick on Culture.

1 comment:

Tom Van Dyke said...

Oh, the Chinese are playing cricket, all right. In fact, (no surprise), they want to take over the cricketing world.

Whether they'll enjoy it is another question:

“The English, not being a spiritual people, invented cricket to give themselves some idea of eternity.”---GBS