The first female president of Honduras took office, and several German media reported it. Honduras is called "Honduras" in Hong Kong, but Honduras is the stage name of veteran actor Hong Shengde in Taiwan. Since the two characters Hong Hong are homophones in Chinese, his stage name is easy to remember. A young Taiwanese actor said that when he was a child, he heard news reports about Honduras and thought it was entertainment news. What happened to this actor and so on. However, in Hong Kong, the two characters Hong and Hong are completely different in pronunciation and have different vowels and finals. Naturally, there is no such thing as a pun. Female President Xiomara Castro took office and Taiwan sent Lai Qingde to attend, which attracted a lot of attention. In Germany, of course, this is not the main international news, and the focus of media coverage is on her left-wing politics, as well as the incident of her ex-presidential husband being overthrown in a coup d'état. The news also mentioned the Central American country as one of the largest sources of illegal immigration into the United States and Mexico, reports that the new president is a leftist Catholic, and that poverty and corruption at home have made many people want to leave the country. This angle may reflect that Germans are concerned about immigration and refugee policies, because they all resonate and see many foreigners come to Germany for asylum and seek new development.
RTS4VMX2 Photo Credit: Reuters / Dazhi Image Lai Qingde Honduras has a population of more than 9 million, and the population in Germany is very small, and I don't know it either. In the few years I came to Germany, I met a young girl from El Salvador, a neighboring country, who was studying in a German secondary school there, and then came to Germany to study media design with a German government scholarship. When she came to Germany, she was fluent in English and German, and had an American accent in English, which made me think she was American at first. In addition, wedding photo retouching services I also know a few thousands of miles from the former British colony in the Caribbean Sea, which made me have a little understanding of China and the United States. Honduran is called Honduras in German, and Hondurans are called Honduraner (female plus suffix -in). This name may also be used by many Germans, because its translation is irregular and not as straightforward as many nationalities (in fact, the English name Hondurans is not known to many people). Besides, Germans have very little understanding of China and the United States, so it is not surprising that many people have not heard of this country. Know the oriental people in Honduras, or Taiwanese, because they have diplomatic relations. People often ask, do Germans care about Hong Kong and Taiwan?
It is common to see it in the news, will it make them particularly concerned? In fact, this question is the same as whether they care about Honduras in particular. Talking to most Germans about Hong Kong is like talking to them about Honduras. It is a place out of reach and has nothing to do with their daily life. Hong Kong is nearly 9,000 kilometers away from Germany, and Germany and Honduras are 9,100 kilometers away. They care about the 7 million people in Hong Kong no more than the 9 million people who care about Honduras, even though the economy of Hong Kong is much more developed than that of Hong Kong. But I can't blame them, just like the people of Hong Kong and Syria and Iraq in Asia pay little attention, let alone Central America? People who can speak German, in addition to watching German news, can also watch more international news in Germany, and see what angle is used to report, so as to get a glimpse of the German world view. (Postscript: Hong Kong people most remember Honduras, it should be the Lunar New Year Lunar New Year Cup football game 20 years ago, "Chinese No. 1 center" Au Weilun made a single-handed cross against Hong Guoshi.)