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Media Editor — The Economist

Media Editor, The Economist, writing on TV, film, newspapers, music and other media worldwide. Formerly China.

Shanghaied - Forbes — How do you say "irrational exuberance" in Chinese? Two years ago investors had no use for Jilin Aodong Medicine Industry Group or the Liaoning Cheng Da Co., two of the many clunker state-owned companies with publicly traded shares. The shares change hands on the Shenzhen and Shanghai exchanges, respectively.
Jun 16, 2015

China co's playing stocks instead of core biz = deja vu all over again. My first Forbes story was on the 2007 bubble:…

Psst! Wanna Buy Harvard? — S ome schools are named for presidents. Others take the name of their founders. Harvard, though, is named for some rich guy. For œ779 in books and property, John Harvard unwittingly bought himself immortality. The College was for sale in those days--at least its name was.
Jun 04, 2015

How much $ to rename Harvard? A grad school sold for $400m… John Harvard himself paid only £779…

Chinese reforms yet to register at local levels — Law: The Chinese constitution guarantees both individual and property rights - on paper. BEIJING - In this city of continuous demolition and construction, Huang Zhenyun was just another person fighting for his family home, until China's top propaganda outlets decided to make him a hero.

Flat Earth Society — Before the Chinese hosted the Olympics, they discovered America and sparked the Renaissance-if you believe Gavin Menzies. If history is indeed written by the victors, what are we to make of Gavin Menzies?
Oct 09, 2013

@GraniteStudio My personal favorite in his ouevre is 1434, in which da Vinci copied Chinese inventions (obviously):…

Nov 21, 2015

RT @tomstandage: Is VR the future of history? How @TheEconomist and @ProjectMosul are rebuilding the Mosul museum, destroyed by IS…

Nov 21, 2015

RT @TheEconomist: In 1692, bored teenage girls began accusing village women of witchcraft. Why?

Nov 21, 2015

RT @hoganem: Obituary of Cédric Mauduit, one of 129 people who died in Paris. By the peerless Ann Wroe:…

Nov 20, 2015

@hofrench Fair point. I'd say there is no shortage of as-yet-unwritten comparative studies of Western journalism that we'd all like to see.

Nov 20, 2015

Up against the paywall: I wrote this week on how newspapers make $$$ (or don't). Mostly I'm proud of the headline.…

Nov 20, 2015

Dream of the bed chamber… Our story this week on China's sexual revolution, by @RosieBlau

Nov 15, 2015

RT @AdamBrookesWord: Top review for #SPYGAMES in Sunday TImes! Find this John Dugdale and bring him to my tent.

Nov 14, 2015

"The killers were quiet, calm. Jerome Lorenzi decided he had to be the same"—… by @HenryHChu on survivors of Bataclan

Nov 14, 2015

On health, nutrition, education, "left-behind children [did] as well or better than children living w/ both parents"…

Nov 14, 2015

A thought-provoking, informative short essay on ISIS by Scott Atran, whose work in this field is unparalleled:…

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