Blog: Kofi Annan
Dave Leggett | 29 September 2003
Mind you, I can't help thinking that the UN has become a rather moribund organisation these days. I'm not sure what the answers are though. Any club reflects its membership. Talking of which, I heard the other day about the level of fraud that's just been detected within the EU commission's statistical body, Eurostat. It really is quite shocking to think about the scale of the fraud that's been going on with European taxpayers' money. Accountability? Almost non-existent. Food for thought next time I delve into Eurostat numbers (many of which are rubbish - especially the cross-border trade volume figures, but that's another story..)
I'm starting to get a small idea of the scale of things here in China, but really, I'm only scratching the surface of this vast country....
Given the startling complexity of obtaining a journalist visa for China - the code 'J2' is now indelibly stamped on my mind - it was with some surprise how swiftly I managed to sail through airport im...