public relations

Corrupt Officials Turn to ‘Black’ PR

The Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore reports on China’s thriving web-scrubbing industry, which offers to polish the online reputations of companies, celebrities and especially officials. “We recently helped the head...

Dirty Business for China’s Internet Scrubbers

A recent Southern People Weekly article translated by CDT revealed the world of official espionage in China: officials bugging rivals to gather ammunition, and allies to assess their loyalty. A report at Caixin describes another...

Is Public Opinion the Problem, or the Solution?

China Media Project continues their reporting on and analysis of official efforts in China to “channel” public opinion, which authorities tend to view as a “crisis.” From their latest post on the topic:...

Why Should State Enterprises “Channel” Public Opinion?

As a follow-up to their earlier post about efforts to “channel” public opinion, China Media Project translates an editorial by writer Xiao Hanjie (肖汉杰) which responds to this line of thinking, especially by...

China Military Trains First Public Relations Team

Christopher Bodeen of the Associated Press reports that Chinese officers are being trained in public relations as the military has more global engagements: An initial class of 51 officers graduated this week in an effort to...

A Reader: Protests and Public Relations

From China Beat blog: This morning the Los Angeles Times reported on a riot in Gansu that was touched off over disagreements on city planning issues. The report comes on the heels of an uptick in news in the last week on local...

Jeff Ruffolo Competed to Do Olympic PR for China and Won

The Los Angeles Times profiles Jeff Ruffolo who is acting as a public relations sdvisor for the Chinese government during the Olympics: At 51, Ruffolo is old enough to have spent his formative years steeped in anti-communism. He...

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