Thomas Crampton

Social Media in China and across Asia

Olympics

2 Parent Policy for Chinese Olympic Athlete

Aug 9, 2008

2 Parent Policy for Chinese Olympic Athlete

Funny story by Geoffrey Fowler in the Wall Street Journal revealing an official Olympic sponsor with advertisements that are not entirely truthful (Cue: sounds of pained shock and horror). Turns out that the “parents” pictured here with hurdler and gold-medal hopeful Liu Xiang’s are fake. The ad, for the milk drink Satine, reads: “A delicacy

UBS Economist: Olympics “No Big Deal”

Aug 8, 2008

UBS Economist: Olympics “No Big Deal”

Jonathan Anderson, an economist at UBS, today released a study using Olympic history and population to assess likely economic impact of the Beijing Olympics on China’s economy. His conclusion: The Olympics are “no big deal”. We published this chart twice before in our Asian economics coverage – but with the continued flood of interest around

Beijing Olympics Advice from ex-CNN journalist

Jul 27, 2008

Journalists coming to cover the Beijing Olympics must balance convenience and paranoia when it comes to their digital security, according to Rebecca MacKinnon, former Beijing Bureau Chief of CNN who now teaches digital journalism at Hong Kong University. In this video Rebecca offers tips on how to: 1- Get behind the Great Firewall The Beijing

CNN seeks freelance reporters on Digital China

Jun 6, 2008

CNN seeks freelance reporters on Digital China

Kevin Drew, supervising editor Asia Pacific for CNN International’s website, is looking for good freelancers out of China to report for the CNN Olympics microsite. He is particularly keen for stories about how new technologies are being used to cover the Olympics, but is also interested in great stories on other Olympic-related topics. Contact Kevin

Mao meets Web 2.0: China’s User Generated Propaganda

May 16, 2008

The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs invited me to join a panel today on Business, Civil Society, and Politics During the Beijing Games. New York was a little far for lunch, so I joined via YouTube to discuss the fascinating phenomenon of China’s User Generated Propaganda. Mao meets Web 2.0. Below extract shows

Sexy User Generated Propaganda Hero for China

Apr 27, 2008

Sexy User Generated Propaganda Hero for China

Lei Feng, icon of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, please meet Second Right Brother, your Web 2.0 counterpart. Lei Feng was a selfless and modest soldier devoted to Chairman Mao who was killed by a truck backing up. Created by Mao’s government the old fashioned way – fiat of the propaganda department – Lei Feng was intended

CNN, now a four-letter word in China

Apr 27, 2008

CNN, now a four-letter word in China

In continuing fallout from the travails of the Olympic torch, CNN now appears to be entering the Chinese vocabulary in a less than complimentary manner. A university teacher here in Hong Kong reports that his Chinese students now use the expression “so CNN” to mean something that is subjective, lying and deceitful. One student admonished

Related Posts with Thumbnails