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China tale of thwarted ambition stirs controversy – Richard McGregor

From The Financial Times (link): (registration required) When Mark Kitto received a draft contract late last year from Wiley, the US-listed publishing house, he had every reason to feel confident that his book about doing business in China would soon be released for sale.With China’s rise gripping global business, the British entrepreneur had a topical […]

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Testing Beijing’s Limits -Matthew Forney

From Rupert Murdoch‘s relationship with Beijing started on the wrong foot. The Australian-born mogul declared in 1993 that satellite-television networks, like the Hong Kong–based Star TV venture that he had purchased, would pose “an unambiguous threat to totalitarian regimes everywhere.” Since then he has danced more carefully to Beijing’s tune. Soon after his provocative […]

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Guy de Jonquières: How piracy pays

From The Financial Times (subscription required): When western businessmen in China and other emerging Asian markets meet, the talk soon turns to pirates. Not the seafaring kind but the armies of imitators, counterfeiters, criminal syndicates and corrupt officials who profit by violating the rights of intellectual property owners. Almost every company has a story of […]

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Propaganda vs. profit

Jonathan Watts wrote about the latest media reform move: ” China opens up one of its last closed markets as newspapers multiply — piquing the interest of media tycoons like Rupert Murdoch. ” “The founders of the Beijing Youth Daily would not have believed it, but their paper — the mouthpiece of the Communist youth […]

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Chinese Media and the Information Revolution

Chinese Media and the Information Revolution by Shanthi Kalathil In July 2001, a small tin mine in Guangxi province flooded, trapping and killing scores of miners. What followed became emblematic of a growing trend in China. Amplified by the information revolution, the story itself became the story. Neighborhood media outlets, cowed into silence by local […]

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