Monthly Archives: April 2010

Great interview with one of the definitive modern China writers

I recently finished listening to a podcast of a long interview of writer Peter Hessler by Ken Pomeranz, China Beat contributor and UC Irvine history professor. It’s nearly an hour and a half long, and a few weeks old, but … Continue reading

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So, you want to work in PR in China…

From time to time Imagethief gets a note from an American or English student who thinks that a career in PR in China would be just the ticket and wants some advice as to how to get into the field. … Continue reading

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Sinica Podcast 3: Talking Han Han and Ai Weiwei

The third Sinica podcast is online now. Hosted once again by Kaiser Kuo, this installment features me and Time correspondent Austin Ramzy (@austinramzy), with guest comments from Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei, Forbes Beijing bureau chief Gady Epstein (@gadyepstein) and Chinageeks … Continue reading

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Better video of last month’s NewsMorphosis conference

You may recall that I made something of an ill-starred trip to Hawaii last month to speak on a panel at the ThinkTech Hawaii NewsMorphosis event. I had previously posted video of all the panels at the event. Jay Fidell, … Continue reading

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Sinica: Talking Iran and the Shanxi vaccination scandals

The latest Sinica podcast is online now: This week: how should we interpret signs that China may be preparing for an about-turn on Iranian sanctions? Have recent Israeli visits hardened Beijing’s position, or are we seeing quid pro quo linked … Continue reading

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Shanghai has the BMW police cars, just needs the zombies

A couple of weeks ago I squeezed a meager few yucks out of a toy Chinese police car that someone gave my son that happened to a) be a BMW and b) feature the seal of the Raccoon City police … Continue reading

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