|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...
Qtel adds Fox Movies on Mozaic TV
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
DOHA QTEL has announced the addition of Fox Movies and FOX to the Prime Asia and Prime Arabia packages of its Mozaic TV service.
Fox Movies offers entertainment throughout the week, where every night is a theme night, with a bunch of blockbusters screening in July.
Popular family movies in the month include The Kite Runner, You’ve Got Mail, The Simpsons Movie, Robots, Mulan and Around the World in 80 Days.
The channel number is 471 on the Mozaic TV service.
Fox also carries a full range of entertainment, with hit movies from Bollywood every Friday.
It also offers a host of hit series, available in English and Arabic, including Raising the Bar, ER, Castle, Glee and CSI Miami.
The channel number is 422 on the Mozaic TV service.
By offering the free-to-air Fox Channels on Prime Asia and Prime Arabia, Qtel said it is expanding the wealth of content available to its Mozaic TV customers.
More than 200 TV channels are available for customers’ viewing pleasure on Mozaic TV, which offers no external cables and doesn’t require a dish installation.
Customers who select the Qtel Mozaic TV option also get Broadband Internet (either 1Mbps or 2 Mbps) and their home telephone included, along with a free Wi-Fi router.