Tag Archives: Coverups

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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Sinica returns! Train wrecks, Weibo and the enigma of David Sedaris

After a couple of months off, Sinica was back last week. It was hard to pass up something as interesting as the high-speed rail disaster on the Wenzhou line, a story that is still unfolding and that I suspect we … 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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The mysterious undead tiger conspiracy of the Wanda mountains

As an observer of PR, one of the things I like about China is that the threshold for launching a cover-up is rock bottom. Sure, they can go big, as with the Songhua river benzene spill or the great melamine … Continue reading

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Sanlu melamine milk powder crisis becomes a national issue

Like on the top-forty radio show Imagethief used to listen to as a thirteen-year old, the hits keep coming in the Sanlu milk powder crisis. Over the past thirty-six hours the situation has evolved from a company-specific Sanlu crisis to … Continue reading

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Melamine in Sanlu milk powder? Now that’s a crisis!

If you want to get people mad –I mean fired-up, torch-and-pitchfork enraged– screw with their pets or their babies. That’s what we’ve learned over the past year thanks to the unfortunate tendency of the plastic melamine to pop up in … Continue reading

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China’s food crisis PR strategy: Blame everyone else

Note: This is a republishing of a post published on the original Imagethief blog on June 4, 2007. Original comments and external links are not included. A few weeks into China’s rippling food quality crisis a PR strategy is coming … Continue reading

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How to turn one terrible scandal into two

Note: This includes two posts originally published on back-to-back days. Part 1: How to turn one terrible scandal into two Imagethief loves watching companies hang themselves. Unless they are his clients, in which case he has fits watching them hang … Continue reading

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The Harbin water crisis

A couple of days ago, in response to a link I posted to his roundup of articles on the Harbin water crisis ESWN put this comment up on my site: As you are the PR expert, how would you have … Continue reading

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