What Chinese and US PR people can learn from each other

My recent interview, over here.

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

The Discussion: 12 Comments

Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

By the way, I think you should release a different picture for use on articles – maybe one where you’re looking at the camera and smiling. :)

November 3, 2009 @ 3:25 am | Comment

I like that profile picture :-)

November 3, 2009 @ 3:52 am | Comment

“What Chinese and US PR people can learn from each other”

Going by the antics of my former employers (Taiwanese company, mainland employees) the answer for Chinese PR people is “I can learn how to do my job without making my company one of the most hated in China”. Seriously, Foxconn were and are a ceaseless source of PR disasters – just what kind of company could think that a) suing the hell out of anyone who criticises you and b) accusing them of the most ridiculous things (a Chinese reporter who claimed that Foxconn were employing sick people was accused of ‘slandering Chinese youth’).

November 3, 2009 @ 9:45 pm | Comment

As I say in my piece, they have some catching up to do.

November 3, 2009 @ 11:29 pm | Comment

I like that profile picture

Hehe, then you should consider going into politics – it looks like something that would go on a manifesto. :D

November 3, 2009 @ 11:35 pm | Comment

“a) suing the hell out of anyone who criticises you”

FOARP, youre joking right, would you rather be sued or taken to a placwe where no one will ever hear from you again, where the “authorities” can get away with inflicting on you the most cruel punishments for your daring to subvert…….

November 4, 2009 @ 12:13 am | Comment

@Snow – Not sure quite what you’re talking about. Foxconn is a private company, not a government, and I was referring to the whole China Business kerfuffle from 2006.

November 4, 2009 @ 10:56 pm | Comment

Hey, I just read the last thread (I’ve been hangin’ with the boys, smokin’ weed and watching cricket for the last few days) did Merp get banned? He doesn’t seem to be in this thread.

I liked Merp, under his unexplained anger and authoritarianism there seemed to be a Ok guy, and he was up for a fight. C’est la vie.

Anyhoo, Rich. Great photo, very noble – the strong leader staring off into the future.

Yes, that was flip. I agree with Raj.

November 5, 2009 @ 7:04 pm | Comment

Medvedev: Russia to use troops abroad only in “extreme emergency”

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-11/05/content_12394893.htm

Tic, Tic, Tic…

November 7, 2009 @ 2:29 am | Comment

Don’t worry, it will be “legal”…

November 7, 2009 @ 2:37 am | Comment

Bao, you’re ranting again. It’s okay to rant – but let readers know what it is you’re trying to say. We shouldn’t have to guess.

November 7, 2009 @ 9:37 am | Comment

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