02 February 2009

Confessions of a News Junkie - Part 1 癮君子的自白-上卷

I am addicted to news.

Everyday I devour The International Herald Tribune more enthusiastically than I do my lunch. At the gym I work out to 60 Minutes and CBC’s World At Six instead of the Black Eyed Peas or Beyoncé. After a day’s work, I risk motion sickness on the minibus to watch Katie Couric and Brian Williams at their anchor desks on my 3.5 inch iPhone screen. And when I finally get home, I change out of my work clothes in front of the television playing pre-recorded evening news on TVB, a local television channel…

Read the rest of this article in HONG KONG State of Mind, published by Blacksmith Books, available at major bookstores in in Hong Kong, on Amazon and at Blacksmith Books.


  1. Fundamentalist groups such as the Society for Truth and Light also contribute to the self-censorship of HK media. Discussions on the unjust homosexuals face may be believed to be "encouraging" homosexuality.

    God Bless Hong Kong

  2. Don't get me started on church hypocrisy! There'll be a article on that, I promise you. Stay tuned!


  3. LOL you may find this video very interesting then

  4. I totally relate to ur comments on the Economist. The analysis is less sharp than before, and they tend to put in a whole pile of academic content to give the article a tone of authority, but it's really not that much more beyond it. I think this is especially apparent when you are familiar with the subject matter. But still, it's still one of my favourite magazines, for lack of a better choice. Have you tried The New Republic? I quite like it.

  5. Thanks for the comment, Wanshi.

    I have seen The New Republic on newsstand but never actually read one. I will definitely try it now! Thanks for the suggestion!

  6. i read "This Week" from the person whose place i stayed at for a few weeks last Jan in PRC. i think it's a UK magazine that re-produces articles and quotes opinions from other sources to give the readers a rough idea about what happen around the world in the past week. i think it's for Western people who live in places where news and information are not so easily accessible.