Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sinica podcast: China as bogeyman plus scandalous PR

This week’s Sinica is now live. After a long absence I was back on the podcast this week, which was great fun as both topics played to my interests pretty solidly. We talked about the current cycle of China as … Continue reading

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Further to the dairy industry and naughty PR in China

I’ve always wanted to use the words “naughty” and “dairy” in the same sentence. But more on that some other time. I put a link to Gady Epstein’s excellent post on the recent dairy industry PR meltdown in my own earlier … Continue reading

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Congratulations! China milk industry assumes bogeyman status

Continuing the reputational implosion of the Chinese milk industry, I was interested to see this pithy remark in a People’s Daily (English) article about inaccurate school textbooks in Shanghai: Ye Kai, a writer, denounced that reading such textbooks is like … Continue reading

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And you thought the milk business was so wholesome…

The milk business in China just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. A couple of months ago baby formula maker Synutra found itself the victim of allegations that its product was linked to early puberty in girls. Its shares … Continue reading

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It’s official: I’m an idiot

Some readers may have suspected as much, but now we have scientific confirmation. A couple of days ago I moaned about the loss of my 2009 posts, the only year that I didn’t archive before the server hosting the old … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to that Imagethief guy?

So, regular readers will have noticed that posting on this blog has been reduced to approximately zero over the past few weeks. I thought a bit of an explanation was in order, if only to forestall the stampede of people … Continue reading

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Monetize this!

I hate the word “monetize.” I don’t mind the idea of “monetization”, in the sense of making money or making a business profitable. I like a paycheck and a profitable business as much as the next capitalist (within limits – … Continue reading

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