The World Isn't Flat Enough

Obama announced his presidential candidacy yesterday.

The lady, whose name is Lv-Qiu Lu Wei, where Lv-Qiu is her last name, must be writing something about this in her column on The Bund. She was born in Shanghai, graduated from the Fudan University, moved to Hong Kong for a job of journalist/reporter, later moved to the states and now studying in the Harvard University. Apart from the most recent studentship in the states, her profile looks interestingly familiar to me: girl, born in Shanghai, Fudan University, job in Hong Kong.

Be honest, I have totally no feeling with her articles, though some other ones may say her column is informative. She writes once every week, mainly regarding the political stuffs happening in the states. Say for example, last fall, she wrote a couple articles about the election. I happened to read a lot things about the election on USA Today in those days when I was in Redmond and then saw her articles on the same topic right after coming back to Shanghai. But by reading those pieces of work, I didn’t get any fresh idea or see any inclination of her.

My guess was that she must be intensively reading the mainstream newspapers in states every day, such as The New York Times and USA Today, which is not surprising, considering that she is studying in the Harvard University in major of international relationship. However, she should not write her column on a Shanghai newspaper by "repeating" what she has read from the newspapers over there in states, which is my impression though. The tone and the facts in her article sound so much like mashup of the articles on those newspapers.

Doesn’t she have any thoughts and insights of her own?

Comments on “The World Isn't Flat Enough

  1. stella February 12, 2007 11:36 PM

    she may make a living just like you, flow with the life...

    she's runnning her own life though.

    anyway, you have the right to comment on her...
    like i leave words here.

  2. Ding Feng February 13, 2007 12:37 AM

    First, I think there should be distinction between one reporter and one columnist. Reporter could have no thoughts of his/her own (He/She just reports the facts), but columnist should have his/her own thoughts.

    Second, I believe most entries in Lv-Qiu Lu Wei's Blog are written by her own. I am a regular reader of her blog.

    But I am not a regular reader of The Bund, so my voice is not loud enough to comment on anything related to The Bund.

  3. derek February 13, 2007 10:20 AM


  4. irislovelife February 13, 2007 11:46 AM



  5. Lily February 13, 2007 05:20 PM

    She has her own way of writing and composing views, just like you.
    Everybody likes doing what he is familiar with.

  6. straight February 13, 2007 11:53 PM

    >>>girl, born in Shanghai, Fudan University, job in Hong Kong.

    hey, u have a crush on her?? simply because she has got something similar with minji????

  7. supernova February 14, 2007 07:00 AM

    I hope MVM is not affected by some not-so-favorable comment posted recently. I like your blog, so please don't let other people keep you from sharing your thougths.

  8. derek February 14, 2007 10:43 AM



    让我做那个other people吧,瓦卡卡

  9. kimo February 15, 2007 12:22 PM

    看了你的这篇文章,尤其是最后一句话的语气,让我着实想起了sex and city.

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