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Sinica: Turmoil in Egypt, Groupon’s China woes, beggar children

The Sinica podcast is back following a long holiday break, and I was back on the show to help kick off the year with a lively discussion. Topics included the impact of developments in Egypt and the rest of the … Continue reading

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I suck at Christmas trees

So I’m back in the US of A for Christmas and based on a sample size of two (my parents), I can report that the political mood here is bleak. My mom’s dog of many years died a week or … Continue reading

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Russians show how brush off a sensitive situation

Unless you live in refrigerator box behind Longtan Amusement Park and get all your news by cranial signal from space aliens in orbit around Jupiter (admittedly, a possible part of the Imagethief demographic), you’ve probably heard about the latest batch … 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 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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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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Better video of last month’s NewsMorphosis conference

You may recall that I made something of an ill-starred trip to Hawaii last month to speak on a panel at the ThinkTech Hawaii NewsMorphosis event. I had previously posted video of all the panels at the event. Jay Fidell, … Continue reading

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Video from the NewsMorphosis conference

Note: While this post explains the background of the conference and includes the original video, a better video of the panel was later posted here. The week before last Imagethief was in Hawaii to participate in the NewsMorphosis panel organized by … Continue reading

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Communication drives America’s “China-scare” meme

There’s an interesting article in the Washington Post from former Beijing bureau chief (and author of the good book Chinese Lessons) John Pomfret and his colleague, Steven Mufson looking at the rising “red scare” meme in the US. The two … Continue reading

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General alarm!

Another day, another soldier shooting his mouth off (metaphorically). Or, more accurately, publishing a book calling for China to work toward military primacy. From Reuters: China should build the world’s strongest military and move swiftly to topple the United States … Continue reading

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