Hong Kong On Air
By (author) Muhammad Cohen
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Hong Kong On Air by Muhammad Cohen
Book DescriptionAs the Hong Kong hand-over boom fizzles into the Asian economic bust, a young expat couple's marriage and careers tumble into a maze of television news, betrayal, high finance, and cheap lingerie. For newspaper reporter turned TV producer Laura Wellesley, the morning show at Franklin Global Networks Asia means going to bed before dark and swallowing the first rule of broadcast news: the anchor is always right, especially when it's American-born Chinese egomaniac Deng Jiang Mao. The station's fortunes and Laura's outlook improve with the arrival of Peter Franklin, the 28-year-old son of FGN's billionaire founder. But Franklin's eye falls on China-born graphics drone Pussy, Laura's control room nemesis, and a butterfly emerges from the web he spins. For Laura's husband Jeff Golden, the production line for his Golden Beauties lingerie runs through a cagey mother minding their stores on Long Island, cookie tins stuffed with cash smuggled over the border, and hot tubs in Hong Kong's Jewish Community Club and mainland brothels. Cut out of his own multi-million dollar deal, Jeff's consolation prize is Yogi, a Japanese banker with a yen for "Jew food" and men raised on it. During Hong Kong's pre-hand-over boom, FGN Asia becomes a hit, a star is born, and mistakes are easy to overlook. But the economic crisis ripens relationships for treachery, creates opportunities for revenge, and moves China centre stage, triggering a great leap forward for some, a long march to failure for others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789889979973
(130mm x 200mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Blacksmith Books
Publisher: Blacksmith Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: Hong Kong
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Author Biography - Muhammad Cohen
Native New Yorker Muhammad Cohen moved to Hong Kong for six months in 1995 to work on the start-up of CNBC Asia. He stayed and became a permanent resident in 2004. His reporting on the region has appeared in Time, Columbia Journalism Review, Bloomberg News and the International Herald Tribune. Before Hong Kong, Cohen was a TV news producer at CNN in Washington and a US diplomat in Africa.
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