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If the Chinese can sell their BBC why can’t we sell ours?
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Grumpy Old Man
// Apr 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm
Because our government can’t send men in ninja suits round at 4 am if they don’t like what you’ve reported. (yet).
// Apr 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm
“If the Chinese can sell their BBC…”
Xinhuanet and China’s People.cn are internet portals not state broadcasters.
CCTV is the nearest Chinese equivalent to the BBC. It is not being sold.
As someone once said, “If they’re getting this sort of stuff wrong then, well, what weight to place on the bits I don’t know in such detail?”
// Apr 29, 2012 at 7:32 pm
Why would anyone want to buy the Chinese broadcaster, being subject to arbitrary censorship from the nomenklatura?
// Apr 29, 2012 at 10:39 pm
A right-wing blogger I used to follow wrote about his experiences working in China. He called it “oddly libertarian”.
// Apr 29, 2012 at 10:52 pm
Matthew L, can you link to the blogger or give a name, his comments sound interesting.
So Much For Subtlety
// Apr 30, 2012 at 2:48 am
Rub-a-dub – “Why would anyone want to buy the Chinese broadcaster, being subject to arbitrary censorship from the nomenklatura?”
Because as a quid pro quo they will exclude any and all competition allowing you to make massive monopoly profits from a quarter of mankind.
// Apr 30, 2012 at 6:37 am
On some measure, I found that in Russia and Kuwait. They might have had stricter rules than the UK, but there were a fraction of the number.
So Much For Subtlety
// Apr 30, 2012 at 9:55 am
Matthew L – “A right-wing blogger I used to follow wrote about his experiences working in China. He called it “oddly libertarian”.”
You hit someone’s car with your car in China you are expected to negotiate a settlement on the spot. If you don’t, the police come and help you negotiate a solution. If that does not work they will lock one or other of you up until you do.
Not to mention the “throw your garbage out the window” policy.
// Apr 30, 2012 at 12:37 pm
Eddy: Unfortunately, he died (natural causes) and his domain (leeinchina.com) has been allowed to lapse. He founded http://right-thinking.com which does still exist, but has unfortunately morphed into a cliched right-wing “Obama wrong Republicans right” circle jerk.
// Apr 30, 2012 at 12:41 pm
This query gets a handful of posts on the subject.
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