|China Myths Debunked|
|WE all know the facts: In
1949 when the Communist
Party took over, China had
been mired in civil wars
and dismembered by foreign
aggressions; its people had suffered
widespread famine; average lifeexpectancy
was a mere 41 years.
Today, it is the second largest economy
in the world, a great power with global
influence, and its people live in
increasing prosperity; average life
expectancy has reached 74 years.
But the assessment has to go deeper
than that, for reasons none other than
the apparent discomfort, if not outright
disapproval, Western political
and intellectual elites feel toward the
Communist Party´s leadership. Five
|PETER Oborne, writing in
the conservative Daily
Telegraph, recently suggested
Conservative British Prime
Minister, David Cameron, was not
merely in a mess, he "is in a sewer."
That seems about right. Cameron
lost it over Rupert Murdoch. He
showed staggering lack of judgment
in hiring Andy Coulson, the former
News of the World editor, as his first
director of communications at
Downing Street, a hubristic decision
made against the best advice and
apparently with a dual aim: to show
he was not an old Etonian "toff" and
to get favourable treatment from the
37 percent of the British print media
owned by Murdoch.
He then spent a fair chunk of time
during his first year in office in 26
meetings with various News Corp
honchos, including Rebekah
Brooks, who was...
Excitement galore at Hyatt Plaza summer festival
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
IT was a treat for the shoppers at Hyatt Plaza this month.
The shoppers were filled with fun and joy as the Hyatt Plaza summer festival entered its final days.
The 14-day long entertainment extravaganza offered a memorable shopping experience for the families.
Popular cartoon characters like SpongeBob, Barney, The Smurfs and Lulu Caty entertained the children and families with a variety of activities, including plays, dances, interactive games and gifts.
The Hyatt Plaza summer festival was received by the customers with unprecedented enthusiasm.
The festival took place at Hyatt Plaza, a family-oriented city shopping mall which offers 74 local and international retail, entertainment and food outlets, including Giant Stores, Homes R Us, Pari Gallery, Highland and Kiddy Zone.
“We are delighted by the marvellous responses received from our customers,” said Feroz Moideen, general manager at Hyatt Plaza.
Activities were not confined to the food court.
The entire mall was wrapped up in a festive atmosphere by daily mascot parades.
Aminah, a mother of 12- year-old Nasser, said, “My son is so thrilled.
I took a photograph of him with his favourite ‘Spongebob’.
We had great fun.” “At Hyatt Plaza, we always believed it as our duty to provide a fun-filled environment for the families,” said Fuad Shaqadan, assistant marketing manager (events and promotions).
“We shall always strive to fulfill our commitment as a family shopping destination in the coming years as well,” Shaqadan said.
The Hyatt Plaza summer festival started on July 7. Children were provided with opportunities to win gifts through the widely participated interactive games.
The characters also showcased a special ‘final show’.
Naseem thanked the customers for their amazing support.
“We hope that people who chose to visit the summer festival at Hyatt Plaza were not disappointed.
We are planning to organise more exciting events for our customers during the month of Ramadan,” Naseem said.