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  • China’s Advertising Law isn’t a Paper Tiger! How to Stay Creative and in Compliance

    Since its introduction in 2015, China’s Advertising Law has been gaining greater “bite” with the most recent revision in 2018 expanding the coverage and potential penalties of the relevant statutes for false and misleading advertisements. Against this backdrop, companies need to pay greater attention to their advertising copy to avoid incurring sky-high penalties and the associated negative brand impact. On November 15, 2018, Beijing Bureau of Industry and Commerce (Haidian branch) penalized “Guazi”, a digital marketplace specializing in second-hand cars, for making a false advertising claim, “One year after establishment,…

    Asia Specials May 21, 2019
  • PR Newswire’s Lynn Liu: Only Quality Content can Break Through Chinese Media’s Information Silos

    Lynn Liu is the Director of Audience Development and Distribution Services in PR Newswire, responsible for developing media relations and online distribution network in Mainland China, including social and mobile channels. Lynn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Public Relations, both from the Communication University of China.  He was in Singapore on March 15, 2019, and accepted an interview request to share his insights on an evolving Chinese media landscape and its impact on PR professionals. In your opinion, what were the key changes to…

    Asia Specials March 25, 2019
  • Guest Post: China’s Key Six Public Relations Trends in 2018

    A worker takes down the sign at Dolce & Gabbana fashion show in Shanghai on Nov. 21. Photo: IC Trusted brands, corporate stock values and the reputations of chief executives were weighed down by serious challenges in 2018 that eventually landed squarely on the shoulders of Chinese public relations professionals and senior management. Here’s a summary of six public relations trends and lessons from the past year that stand out as important references for future strategizing to guide your business decisions in 2019. Trend 1: Frequent political and social incidents…

    Asia Specials January 7, 2019
  • 5 Developments in China in That Will Affect Your Branding in 2018

    A look back at 2017 As we proceed towards the new year, I thought it appropriate, if somewhat late, to do a lookback at China in 2017. This is definitely not an exhaustive list, rather a random selection of news items that have stuck in my hazy, post-Christmas, pre-New Year brain. New buildings and new toilets The Chinese government has made a push in recent months to address domestic health and safety issues. Much has been reported on China’s drive to install better toilets across the nation. While mundane to…

    Asia Specials December 29, 2017
  • Media landscape in China: social media as the most important source of collecting information

    China, a record-holding country: They constructed the longest bridge in the world and they also hold the record for having the most citizens living in one country with the same surname.  Chinese journalists use mobile websites for their research and social media as a form of communication with the PR-Pros more than any other country. TREIBSTOFF (blog site of news aktuell, a subsidiary of German Press Agency to distribute press releases) a spoke with Lynn Liu, Director of Audience Development and Distribution Services at PR Newswire Asia. He explains which changes need…

    China Comprehensive October 6, 2017