CIC, the leading company in following the word-of-mouth at the internet in China, has been bought by Kantar Media, a WPP group, CIC owner Sam Flemming announces at his website.Read More →

Companies have started to invest heavily in social media, including mobile application. But the results are often disappointing, tells William Bao Bean in this presentation on ROI on social media. Understanding your customers, and their differences, is more important than getting tools in place. Read More →

Wendell Minnick by Fantake via Flickr Taiwan plans to build its first prototype of a stealthy 500-ton catamaran corvette in 2012 under the Hsun Hai (Swift Sea) program, Deputy Defense Minister Lin Yu-pao told legislators in April, according to Wendell Minnick on his weblog. A Taiwan defense source said thereRead More →

Wendell Minnickvia Flickr Two high-profile arrests in Taiwan show that China has thoroughly infiltrated Taiwan’s Military Intelligence Bureau (MIB), writes Wendell Minnick in Defense News. Col. Lo Chi-cheng of the MIB and Taiwanese businessman Lo Pin are accused of supplying Beijing with the identities of MIB agents working in China.Read More →

Andy Mok is a senior fellow at the Center for China and Globalization, the managing director of Red Pagoda Resources, a Beijing-based executive search firm. Travels from BeijingRead More →

Writer focusing on civil society, culture and religion. Awarded with a Pulitzer prize, Ian Johnson worked for twelve years for the Wall Street Journal as feature writer and bureau chief. He is now a regular contributor to the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, and National Geographic. He travels from Beijing and Berlin.Read More →