Tag Archives: China in the News

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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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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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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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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We all live in (fear of) a yellow submarine

Imagethief’s undergraduate degree is marine biology. This is, as most people know, the usual pathway to a career in PR. It works something like this: Become interested in fish Pass organic chemistry Get a marine biology degree Find out how … Continue reading

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Sinica 7: Schoolyard violence with Chinese characteristics

The latest Sinica podcast is up. In this episode, hosted by Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei.org, Forbes Beijing bureau chief Gady Epstein, Chinese journalist Qin Liwen and I discuss the recent rash of school attacks in China. It was great to … Continue reading

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Unsolicited advice for Xinhua’s new CNC TV news outfit

To listen to people moan about the fact that China has sixty “Confucius Centers” in the US to America’s zilch-nada in China you’d think the Chinese were wrapping up hearts and minds around the planet while America gets relegated to … Continue reading

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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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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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A handy cheat sheet for interpreting the Google China story

Should Google have been in China? Did they make the right move in pulling out? Will this influence the Chinese government? What does it mean for foreign businesses in China? Are they evil or not? Who knows? Not me. And … Continue reading

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