Monthly Archives: December 2010

I suck at Christmas trees

So I’m back in the US of A for Christmas and based on a sample size of two (my parents), I can report that the political mood here is bleak. My mom’s dog of many years died a week or … Continue reading

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Not enough radiation in your skull and other problems with retail

Modern Beijing, as distinct from the leafy, 1960s loufang neighborhoods and the hutongs, is an unlovely town at the best of times. No acreage of hanging glass curtain walls can make up for the viscerally alienating nature of the razor-edged, … Continue reading

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Blessed are the suits

The other day Mrs. Imagethief found herself being proselytized to in the elevator of our apartment building by a Chinese woman who is a member of the Beijing Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The woman handed my wife a flyer which is … Continue reading

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The Nobel situation

I am not in a position to comment upon this at length, but a few quick thoughts. First, one of the best reads on the Nobel situation is a short post from former China-resident and Atlantic Monthly journalist James Fallows. … Continue reading

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Sinica: Wikileaks, dangerous tweets and Shanghai heat

We at the Sinica podcast know how to roll with the punches. When a technical glitch resulted in what should have been last week’s show being irretrievably lost to the ether, we simply went back into the studio and recorded … Continue reading

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PR slime – in color! Imagethief talks PR scandals on BonLive

Last month I appeared on Blue Ocean Network’s “Chinalogue” program along with Alistair Nicholas of AC Capital Consulting to discuss…PR slime! By which the producers of the show meant the recent Mengniu vs. Yili vs. Synutra PR sockpuppet slagfest. The … Continue reading

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