Mon, Nov 21, 2005 - Page 10 News List

Looking for the real story at APEC

By Jessie Ho  /  STAFF REPORTER , IN BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA

On the day Lin arrived, the organizer several times aired his picture and profile at the international media center, where all reporters could see it. Other leaders were not given this treatment.

Later the Korea Times, the official paper covering APEC, published interviews with Lin, who talked about cross-strait relations, and Minister of Economic Affairs Ho Mei-yueh (何美玥).

While the media should be critical of the government, the performance of some Taiwanese journalists simply went too far this time in Busan. If they find it hard to support President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) and his government on domestic affairs, they should at least extend support to Lin and his delegation in the fight to expand Taiwan's international visibility.

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