Tag Archives: Media

Rectified.name: Godzilla vs. the SARFT Monster

I’ve been watching a lot of Godzilla movies recently. This isn’t some kind of weird Cable TV accident, like stumbling onto “Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy” at 2AM when you have a microwave burrito in one hand and a vodka cranberry … 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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What I learned from Dashan

I don’t have much time for social Q&A site Quora, I confess. It seems to combine the narcissism of blogging (I should know!) with the politics of Wikipedia editing in all sorts of odd ways. I signed up early, lurked … 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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Sinica: Libya, Zhao Liang sells out, and slaking North China’s terrible thirst

I was back on Sinica this week for our discussion on China’s reaction to the Libya uprising, the evolving work of documentary film-maker Zhao Liang, and the state of the immense south-north water diversion project. We didn’t have too much … 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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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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Getting your hopes up for news liberalization?

Don’t buy the keg just yet. Here’s a translation of an article from Party journal Seeking Truth from the excellent China Media Project. The thesis is that relaxation of media and news controls lead more or less directly to collapse … Continue reading

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