Category Archives: media

How China´s media became a winner, against all odds – Tom Doctoroff

China´s media and entertainment industry has long been watched with pity: boring, curtailed by the Communist Party and part of moribund state-owned molochs. But China veteran Tom Doctoroff discovered this observation needs urgent correction and he tells in the Huffington Post how the industry became a winner.

Cultural Revolution: still no-go area – Zhang Lijia

The 50-year anniversary of the Cultural Revolution has passed mostly in silence. China media mentioned briefly the event was with hindsight not a good idea, much of the families of Chinese leader – including the Xi family – suffered from it, but talking to victims is not easy discovered the Globe&Mail. Author Zhang Lijia comments.

Expanding China´s information horizon – Kaiser Kuo

Kaiser Kuo is leaving China after twenty years, and internet giant Baidu after six year. On May 4 he will get an award of the Asia Society Northern California, where he will settle down to work professionally on his Sinica Podcast. For Asia Society Kaiser looks back, on the internet and foreign correspondents.

Naming-and-Shaming TV programs loose their effect – Ben Cavender

Today China celebrates the World Consumer Day with the traditional naming and shaming of companies who have – according to the TV program – let down their consumers. But the effect of the show, once compulsory for fearful foreign executives, is slowly beginning to lose its luster, says retail expert Ben Cavender to Bloomberg.

Who more are going to suffer from China´s online media laws? – Paul Gillis

Not only foreign media companies, but anybody who publishes online might suffer under the new online media restrictions, says accounting professor Paul Gillis, including financial companies, he explains in the New York Times.

Zhang Lijia to visit London in February

Author Zhang Lijia will visit London for most of the month February She is currently finishing her novel about prostitution in China, and a frequent commentators on social affairs in China. Your can read some of her stories here.

How Rupert Hoogewerf makes it as a celebrity in China

When you look at western media report about Rupert Hoogewerf, the founder of the almost two decades old Hurun rich list, following the Chinese super rich, you have to be impressed. But this is just the top of an iceberg, as he attracts even more attention from the Chinese media, as this poster shows (with Rupert on the right).

The SCMP buy does not make sense for Alibaba – Shaun Rein

For more than a decade the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post has been destroying its image as a quality paper it still was in the 1990. Key journalists were fired or walked away voluntarily. The purchase by Alibaba gives observers new reason for worry. It does not make sense, says business analyst Shaun Rein in the Star Beacon Herald.

Why Alibaba is buying the South China Morning Post – Wei Gu

Alibaba is looking for content to sell more products, and building influence among its future markets, explains WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu. The news paper might not make as much profit as in the past, it still has a huge influence in Hong Kong.

Mobile innovation, coming from China – William Bao Bean

Are you still looking for ways to monetize quality content? Watch China, says managing director William Bao Bean of the ChinaAccelerator in Analyse Asia. Mobile applications in China are on average 2 to 3 years ahead of the US, he tells. Mobile commerce 3.0 is highly social, very competitive and does away with the classic ways of making money through advertising. China can focus on mobile innovation, because it has a home-base of 700 million mobile users.