Monthly Archives: November 2005

The Harbin water crisis

A couple of days ago, in response to a link I posted to his roundup of articles on the Harbin water crisis ESWN put this comment up on my site: As you are the PR expert, how would you have … Continue reading

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How to write a generic China bird flu story

Bird flu may not be sweeping through the human population, but it’s sure sweeping through the media. It seems that every newspaper and wire service has packed their Beijing reporter off to the poultry-infested boonies of China (which begin right … Continue reading

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How not to alarm people, lesson one: Don’t mention the nukes

Continuing a streak of poorly-timed Chinese public statements, a Chinese general has discussed the situations under which China would use nuclear weapons against the United States before an audience of foreign journalists. I have to imagine this wasn’t in his … Continue reading

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American Internet firms in Chinese peril

I like talking with journalists because, naturally, they have a way of asking interesting questions. The same journalist who got me thinking about corruption in PR hit me with a poser while we were talking: “Name a successful American Internet … Continue reading

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Are PR and MNCs corrupting Chinese media?

The week before last I had lunch with a foreign correspondent who asked me if there was corruption in PR in China. Although I was only providing background, and not speaking to him on the record, I was, to put … Continue reading

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