Monthly Archives: November 2010

Russians show how brush off a sensitive situation

Unless you live in refrigerator box behind Longtan Amusement Park and get all your news by cranial signal from space aliens in orbit around Jupiter (admittedly, a possible part of the Imagethief demographic), you’ve probably heard about the latest batch … Continue reading

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Capital M Trialogues: On “brand China” and soft power

On Sunday I had the pleasure of participating in an excellent discussion at the Capital-M Trialogue alongside my good friends David Wolf, of Wolf Group Asia, and Kaiser Kuo, of Baidu but probably better known to Imagethief readers as the … Continue reading

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The Sinica that wasn’t

If you’re wondering what happened to last week’s Sinica, it was eaten by Gremlins. Kaiser, Gady, Jeremy and I recorded a nice, tight show on a range of topics –Korea, crazybad, the Shanghai apartment fire, and the woman who was … Continue reading

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Sinica: Qihoo vs. Tencent, the plague and British groveling

Apologies – I’m late getting this one posted, but there was no Sinica last week, so you haven’t missed anything, and you’ve already subscribed in iTunes, right? So you don’t even need this? I thought so. Anyway, the week before … Continue reading

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Seoul and the fermented stingray of perdition

I’ll say this for Korea: Recently I’ve had reason to evaluate, and at a national level they have by far the nicest, softest bathroom paper towels I have encountered. Fluffy, soft and absorbent, neither the splinter-bearing roughage nor the instantly-disintegrating … Continue reading

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Oops

So it didn’t take long for my “restoring the archives” plan to run into trouble. Over the weekend I reposted this old post, but forgot to backdate it, immediately earning me a bunch of comments from readers who though had … Continue reading

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Restoring the archives, one post at a time

Our regular reader (that’s not a typo) will have noticed some recent pissing and moaning about the vanishing of the old Imagethief blog with the 2004-2009 archives. I have offline versions of the whole shebang, but I can’t really be … Continue reading

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Sinica: The most harmonious general plus Li Gang and more

An omnibus installment of Sinica this week as guest host Jeremy Goldkorn, Gady Epstein, David Moser and I dig into virtually every significant (by which I mean, “entertaining”) bit of China news from the last week, including the “Li Gang … Continue reading

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Getting your hopes up for news liberalization?

Don’t buy the keg just yet. Here’s a translation of an article from Party journal Seeking Truth from the excellent China Media Project. The thesis is that relaxation of media and news controls lead more or less directly to collapse … Continue reading

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