Flattering News Coverage Has a Price in China – NYTimes.com

April 4, 2012 – The Price is Right:  China is notorious for censoring politically delicate news coverage. But it is more than willing to let flattering news about Western and Asian businesses appear in print and broadcast media if the price is right.  Pictured above, Chinese Esquire officials said the magazine had been paid to publish this feature about Bang & Olufsen, an audio company.

Want a profile of your chief executive to appear in the Chinese version of Esquire? That will be about $20,000 a page, according to the advertising department of the magazine, which has a licensing agreement with the Hearst Corporation in the United States.

Pictured above, “Corruption has become a lifestyle,” in China said Sun Xupei, a journalism fellow who writes about ethics.

Need to get your top executive on a news program by state-run China Central Television? Pay $4,000 a minute, says a network consultant who arranges such appearances.

Need to get your top executive on a news program by state-run China Central Television? Pay $4,000 a minute, says a network consultant who arranges such appearances.       

A flattering article about your company in Workers’ Daily, the Communist Party’s propaganda newspaper? About $1 per Chinese character, the paper’s advertising agent said.  Follow the link below for the complete story.

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Flattering News Coverage Has a Price in China – NYTimes.com.

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2 Responses to Flattering News Coverage Has a Price in China – NYTimes.com

  1. Craig Hill says:

    Why am I not surprised? 🙂

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