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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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Sinica podcast: China as bogeyman plus scandalous PR

This week’s Sinica is now live. After a long absence I was back on the podcast this week, which was great fun as both topics played to my interests pretty solidly. We talked about the current cycle of China as … Continue reading

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Your sinister ship names are all wrong

I’ve been paying pretty close attention to the long-running BP disaster. As a PR professional, most of my reactions to the spill boil (or refine) down to the following: Better them than me. Still, while I am mindful of the … Continue reading

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What if the BP spill had happened in China?

I read many things and enjoy them. I don’t read many things and say, man, I wish I had written that. Man, I wish I had written this. Forbes Beijing Bureau chief (and fellow Sinica repeat-offender) Gady Epstein with a … Continue reading

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Imagethief movie minute: Wolverines, oil wells and balls of marine brass

For sheer surreality you gotta love Hollywood. And I’m not even talking about the films. Two PR-worthy Hollywood moments to remark upon today. First, the imminent arrival of the needless remake of cold war teen action flick Red Dawn has … 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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Sinica Podcast 3: Talking Han Han and Ai Weiwei

The third Sinica podcast is online now. Hosted once again by Kaiser Kuo, this installment features me and Time correspondent Austin Ramzy (@austinramzy), with guest comments from Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei, Forbes Beijing bureau chief Gady Epstein (@gadyepstein) and Chinageeks … 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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Positive posts, negative posts, and bad PR

A couple of days ago the China Daily ran an interesting story on the issue of companies paying for positive posts and paying to delete negative posts: An underground business, that charges companies high fees to delete negative news or … Continue reading

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