We’re 127 days away from the 2012 US Presidential election. This means there are still 3,024 hour of cable television news to fill between now and 06 November. While outrage machines will pump out material 24/7… we’re taking a break. From close of business this Friday until Monday the 23rd, you will need to busy yourself in the site archive (worth doing to see how we covered the ’08 campaign).
Simply, I’ve been given a once-in-a lifetime invitation to be part of China Radio International’s 5th Anniversary Celebration. 15 commentators and special guests have been invited to tour Beijing and the Xianjing Autonomous Region as thanks for four years of 3x per month 3:00 am local time live commentary on their Today programme.
It is an enormous and humbling honour. For 10-days we will meet with government and business leaders across the region and tour a part of the Silk Road few get to see. This far western region of China touches nine separate nations from Mongolia and Russia to the North, India and Pakistan to the south and most of the ‘stans. We will be exposed to dozens of fascinating cultures within this melting pot of a region.
As a result, UK Progressive Magazine will do something it has only done once before in our 5-year history, shut-down for two weeks.
As of this coming Friday afternoon, we will take two full weeks to create our own China notebook stories about life in this region. Unless enormous breaking news occurs, we will return Monday morning the 23rd.
As always, we thank you for your support.
Denis G. Campbell
Denis G Campbell is the author of 6 books including 'Billionaire Boys Election Freak Show,' 'The Vagina Wars' & 'Egypt Unsh@ckled.' He is the editor of UK Progressive Magazine and provides commentary to the BBC, itv Al Jazeera English, CNN, MSNBC and others. His weekly 'World View with Denis Campbell' segment can be heard every Thursday on the globally syndicated The David Pakman Show. You can follow him on Twitter via @UKProgressive and on Facebook.
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