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Rectified.name: Coverup? Huawei Should Send Its PR Bill to ZTE

I’ve never been much for conspiracy theories. Not that I don’t like a touch of the fantastic in my daily life (I live in China, after all). But when you think about the sheer logistics involved in most of the … Continue reading

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Rectified.Name: Good News! The Press is Out to Get You!

A couple of weeks ago I gave a talk about PR in China to a journalism class at Beijing Foreign Studies University. In any student talk the Q&A is always the most fun, and this group was no exception. Among … Continue reading

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Sinica: Muckraking with Chinese characteristics

Another Sinica podcast this week, this time focusing mostly on a favorite topic of mine: Media corruption in China. We were lucky to have Caixin editor Li Xin as a guest. Caixin is one of the handful of Chinese publications … Continue reading

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Sinica: Weibo comment shutdown and end of the expat package

After a longish break I was back on Sinica to discuss this week’s three-day comment moratorium on the Chinese microblogging services and the evergreen “death of the expat” topic. David Wolf was the other guest, with Jeremy Goldkorn and Kaiser … Continue reading

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Sinica: The gutter oil podcast (and props from City Weekend!)

I was back on Sinica this week for a lively discussion of China’s serial and apparently unsolvable food quality problems as well as SARFT’s recent ban on Hunan TV’s smash hit performance competition show, “Super Girl.” As usual, the guests … Continue reading

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Four lessons from the Burson-Facebook fiasco

I’m ridiculously late to this, as usual, but people keep asking me about the Burson-Facebook thing because of my years at Burson, so I thought I’d post the gist of the response I’ve been giving. If you’re not familiar with … Continue reading

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Sinica: Osama, Saab goes Chinese, regulatory fun and May 4th

The latest Sinica is up, hosted by Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei with yours truly participating for the first time in a couple of months along with repeat offenders Gady Epstein, Charlie Custer and Jeremiah Jenne. Topics for the week included … Continue reading

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Spamtastic use of Mao Zedong Thought

One of the fringe benefits of my job and of having my e-mail on the corporate website as a media contact has been a Cambrian explosion in the variety of spam e-mails I get. Notable among them is this machine-translated … Continue reading

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Goodbye GMIC, hello CHINICT

It must be technology conference season in Beijing! Imagethief found himself at the Global Mobile Internet Conference last Wednesday as I was escorting one of our vice presidents who was participating in a panel on the future of mobile devices. … 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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