Apparently one of the most important things in our world today was that Key cracked a joke:
“You can now convert New Zealand dollars into renminbi, if you are of such a mind to do so. So, life after politics, I might go back to the foreign exchange markets and smack around the renminbi. Maybe not.”
But he wasn’t finished yet:
“I did meet with Cathay Pacific this afternoon who said I’m the only foreigner in the world who’s come to Hong Kong the week before the Sevens.”
My sides are splitting! This is important news! Thank goodness we had Claire Trevett there to cover it.
Despite appearances, it may not be just that Claire is a complete JK fan-girl. In a stretched media environment, her editors may be requiring her to file at least one story every day – and with a lack of any news, this was the most interesting thing that happened.
But surely then the story should be “John Key achieves f#k all in Hong Kong.”
And given the story, the more important decision was taken by the editors to put it up high, when it didn’t contain news, just puff about John.