Ever since I spent a month in India the winter before last, the little tablet which I took with me has assumed I am Indian. Every time I log on, I get MSN’s Indian news, so if you want to know about the latest political scandal in the Congress Party, or hear about Bollywood’s latest, I am your woman. (Yes I know I could probably tinker a bit so I get updates of EastEnders or the weather forecast for Guildford when I log on, but the To Do list is long enough as it is, and it doesn’t really bother me that much.)
Today, though, the tablet was offering me a picture-story about Crete. A very interesting one as it happens, relating as it does to the island-wide water shortage.
Of separate interest is the source of the story, which I haven’t seen in any of the usual-suspect Crete news sources. Not from India: It comes from the English-language version of Xinhuanet (sic) which turns out to be the national news agency of the People’s Republic.
Funny old world, eh, when local news comes from so far away? I told you the Chinese were coming....http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-0 ... 4816_2.htm