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Letters To The Editor, July 21, 2015

China Power Amenatave Yaconisau Delainavesi The Fijian Prime Minister’s state visit to China is one of the many  taken by Government delegations  since China established its embassy way back in
21 Jul 2015 09:01
Letters To The Editor, July 21, 2015

China Power

Amenatave Yaconisau Delainavesi

The Fijian Prime Minister’s state visit to China is one of the many  taken by Government delegations  since China established its embassy way back in 1976.

I also agree with your reporter  Maika Bolatiki that the visit underlies the strength  of China- Fiji relations (FS 16/7/15).

It is inevitable  that China’s influence  in the Pacific is increasing due to western power withdrawal since decolonisation.

Its also good to see closer economic co-operation  and cultural exchanges  between the two countries.

This sincere show of goodwill and understanding  by the Chinese state is most welcomed.

China is an old genuine friend amongst the superpowers.

We cannot be ignored anymore and must co-exist as equal partners.

 

Dog debarkle

Christopher Griffin, Rakiraki

Johnny Depp’s dogs are Yorkshire terriers not Afghan hounds or Saudi whip-pets so presumably present no immediate threat to Australian security.

But as a “fair-go”, dog-fearing Australian myself, I believe it better Canberra risk putting a diplomatic foot in it now rather than sole-search later about an unpleasant scrape.

So either deport the scallywags immediately or send them to Papua New Guinea for processing.Market pride

Allen Lockington, Nadi

I frequent both the Lautoka and Nadi markets.

The Nadi market is so much cleaner than the Lautoka market.

I spot vendors doing their civic duty and cleaning around their table and putting the rubbish in the bins provided.

However, I can’t say much for the vendors at the Lautoka market.

They leave rubbish under the table and simply sweep them into the isle for the cleaners to pick up. But okay, that’s what the cleaners are there for.

But the Lautoka vendors can learn a little housekeeping from the Nadi vendors and be good citizens and keep the market really clean.

The authority could do a competition for the municipal markets around Fiji.

 

Sunny Leone

Kirti Patel, Lautoka

After several debates and disagreements, Sunny Leone is finally coming to our shores.

For someone who is not going to be a positive effect for our country, will it be better to take the survey of all those going to view this show?

Will be good to know if these same people including the organisers are one of them going around complaining about the high cost of living and the effects of pornography in our country?

 

Content analysis

Osea Naisau Ba

In his 1980’s international best seller Megatrends, John Naisbitt recounted that the best way to monitor a country’s social change. Is through a method known as content analysis.

It goes back to World War Two where the radical ideas of monitoring social change were birthed under the guidance of two well-known communication theorists Paul Lazarsfield and Harold Lasswell.

A thorough analysis of German daily newspapers was conducted resulting in the thorough knowledge of the do’s and don’t of the nation’s psyche.

Such intelligence gathering was also successfully applied on the Japanese.

According to Mr Naisbitt, his company The Naisbitt Group was the only organisation using such a method to analysis the American society back in the eighties.

Locally, our two dailies Fiji Times and the Fiji Sun, seem to be on a crossroad as to who is the best favoured by Government and the public.

The Government is paying taxpayers money for advertisements to the Fiji Sun annually.

The Fiji Times should also be entitled to such a deal by the Government simply because they also deserve it.

Professors Warden Narsey and Biman Prasad have recently shown their personal opinions on issues affecting our dailies (FT 18/7).

Most readers like quality stories from our journalists in both dailies.

Hopefully we will be getting quality in the near future because it was been proven that newspapers and other media outlets are the heartbeat of a nation’s psyche.

 




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