Lunch with the FT: China’s Oprah – Richard McGregor
From the Financial Times:
Hung (pronounced “Hong”) Huang is sometimes labelled as China’s Oprah Winfrey, a description that both flatters and underestimates her. She has an agony column in her listings magazine; an internet blog offering advice that is a little racy – at least by local standards; an expanding stable of magazines; and a television show, all cleverly leveraged by her own high-profile personality.
But she has neither the power nor the income of a US talkshow host. Hung stands out from the crowd for other reasons: her outspokenness in a country where stiff self-censorship in public is the norm on most issues, and her political pedigree. [Full text]