China, India, Korea, Australia, and, Japan: ASEAN summit stories missed

January 14, 2007 at 7:17 pm 1 comment

Although there is coverage on this topic in international media – the face to face meeting between governments and major geopolitical discussions are not that talked about like events including the major issues that affect global trade and security and the regional economy have limited value to local commercial TV networks which seem to be more interested in covering a few hundred protesters than discussions that do have major impact on lives of 2.5 billion people in the world.

The Meeting between China and Japan comes amidst some tension between Asia’s leading economies – the issue of North Koran nuclear weapons, the bilateral discussions on the development of a Japanese Ministry of Defense.

South Korea’s new found leadership in many areas of trade make a visit by its leaders major business and economy news. Australia’s Howard coming even in the face of terror threats saying – leaders must not give in to terror threats also is another story.

Items that do carry more than the usual importance – and – happening here. But to some in TV they prefer the report of the price of dried fish and mangoes being brought home as gifts. No information is given viewers on topics like there on Major network TV whose agenda seems only to highlight groups they themselves in the editorial departments of many news organizations are part and of – which is why they losing viewers.

For example: I just saw tonight on leading newscast. One of their best business news reporters seemed to be doing an early morning TV marketplace price report. And ignoring the news items like these in their newscast.

Chinese, Japanese leaders meet in summit in Philippines
International Herald Tribune, France – CEBU: China’s Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met for talks as part of an Asian regional summit Sunday,
10th China-ASEAN Summit opens in Cebu, Philippines People’s Daily Online
Chinese premier leaves for Philippines tour People’s Daily Online
Premier Wen arrives in Philippines for China-ASEAN summit Xinhua

Manmohan arrives in Philippines
Indian Muslims, CA – Cebu , Jan 13 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here Saturday on a three-day visit to attend the India-ASEAN and East Asian
Manmohan arrives in Philippines India eNews.com
PM arrives in Philippines, to push free trade pact Zee News
Indian PM departs for Philippines to attend ASEAN Summit Islamic Republic News Agency

ASEAN: Leaders Seek Stronger Union
Stratfor During the first day of discussions at the summit meeting in the sea resort of Cebu in the Philippines, ASEAN leaders signed a counterterrorism agreement Summit of Southeast Asian Leaders Opens Voice of America
Poverty, regional security, & trade are top priorities BIMPEAGA Manila Bulletin
Blasts a message ahead of ASEAN meet: Police chief NDTV.com

Roh Proposes Kimpo-Shanghai Air Shuttle
Korea Times, South Korea – 2 hours ago
In a meeting with Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao in Cebu, the Philippines, on the sidelines of the ASEAN+3 summit, Roh also asked for Beijing’s support
Roh leaves for Philippines to attend regional summit Yonhap News
South Korea, Indon leaders cut short trips to ASEAN Summit Asianjournal.com
President to Attend ASEAN+3 Summit Korea Times

Howard to meet ASEAN leaders in Philippines
The Age, Australia – 10 hours ago
Mr Howard today flies out to attend the East Asia Summit in the central Philippine city of Cebu. The meeting will include 10 ASEAN (Association of
Howard in Philippines for East Asia summit Radio Australia
Howard to meet China’s Premier Wen The Age

Considering this network is supposedly headed by a pair of International news persons who claim to be working on improving the level of information and education to local viewers.

But little or no mention is made on this topic. At least NBN is trying its best with limited resources to bring in some context on issues and sideline meetings of the major players. Also well put together is Net 25’s coverage and that of even GKN TV seems to be working harder to make an effort to discuss topics and be more informative than another local cable news channel.

It is sad that considering so much happening not being reported in part because of personal bias and blind criticism causing them to lose sight of media primary role of information – rather – than allowing people to see major events happening in their own backyard.

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