Commissioner Lee's Interview With Croatian State Media Reporters
Commissioner Lee pointed out in an interview on April 2nd with three senior reporters from Croatia National Broadcast Company, Mr. Zeljko Valcis et al, that Kinmen was the frontline during the civil war between KMT and Chinese communists, and the tension aroused by the battle between both sides has allayed(1) as time went by. Cross straight relationship alleviating.(2) Mini-Three-Links is under way,(3) and the close neighbors, Kinmen and Xiamen, have become Kinmen-Xiamen life circle, regaining(4) a peaceful and friendly relationship.
Commissioner Lee pointed out that Kinmen used to be the anti-communism springboard. After the opening of policies between cross-straights, Kinmen has become the bridge of peace connecting China and Taiwan. A Predictable regain of past peace and prosperity can be expected as the situation develops, because both sides consider war as horrible and not a solution to solving problems. The only way an opportunity for peace is to come out of grieving.(5)
The Croatian trio(6) came to Taiwan during March 27th to April 3rd to film a movie named "Taiwan experience." They were in Kinmen to shoot on-the-spot(7) and do some interviews on April 2nd. The shootings here will be used as a contrast to show how Kinmen has turned from an important military base into a tourist sightseeing spot and a critical part of the Mini-Three-Links. The film will be shown during their TV programs. Because of the high audience rating of the challenl on the Balkan Pneesula, the effectiveness of this story can be expected.
Croatian National Broadcast Company is a public organization which is supported by the money collected from audience by the government. It has a long history. It has some 3,600 or more employees. The headquarter is based in the capital Zagreb, and it supervises(8) three main branches, radio broadcast, TV channels, and music production programming companies. There are two permanent TV channels.
Croatia used to be the hardcore(9) of the former Yugoslavia. Its culture, economy and industry were closely related to that of the Austria's, and it was part of the Austro-Hungary empire. At the present day, Austria is the main investing country of Croatia.
■3. be under way-正在進行中。
■9. hardcore-(n)或拼為hard core，骨幹、中堅。