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The Challenges of Being A Foreign Reporter In China

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发表于 9-3-2019 15:06:58 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
(1) Frank Langfitt, Opinion: The Challenges of Being A Foreign Reporter In China. NPR, Sept 3, 2019
https://www.npr.org/2019/09/03/7 ... n-reporter-in-china

Note:
(a) the book:
Frank Langfitt, The Shanghai Free Taxi; Journeys with the hustlers and rebels of the New China. PublicAffairs, June 11, 2019 (in English).
https://www.publicaffairsbooks.c ... taxi/9781610398145/
, whose cover explains the sentence in the Opinion: "I drove my taxi around the city with magnetic signs in Mandarin [免费♥️车  交上海朋友 聊上海生活] explaining what I was doing."
(b) Fifi
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifi
(may refer to: "Fifi, diminutive form of Josephine")

(2) Gabino Iglesias, 'The Shanghai Free Taxi' Delves Deep Into China's Troubles. NPR, June 16, 2019
https://www.npr.org/2019/06/16/7 ... nto-chinas-troubles
("The Shanghai Free Taxi works mainly for two reasons: Langfitt's educated, simple reporting — and the cast of characters that populate the book. * * * his purpose: to report the inner workings of a world power facing slowing economic growth, inequality, corruption, political oppression, and a crisis of uzhi, meaning poor character or inner quality")
is a review on this book.

My comment:
(a) I have no idea what "uzhi" means. My guess is the reviewer know little or no Chinese.
(b)
(i) The very common Spanish surname Iglesias is name of many places in Spain.
(ii) Spanish-English name meaning:
* iglesia (noun feminine; plural iglesias): "(Christianity) church"

(3) Mr Langfitt does not use a Chiese name. A sample of his reporting os

NPR记者驱车800公里送中国新人赴乡村婚礼. NPR. Apr 6, 2016 (in Chinese).
https://www.npr.org/2015/04/06/397293205/npr-800

Because he wrote in Chinese in China, I have not heard of him until today.
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