Muckraking with Chinese Characteristics

In one of the juicier quotes making the rounds on social networks this week, a private equity investor in Shanghai savaged the Chinese media for its unblinking corruption, quipping to The New York Times that “if one of my companies came up with a cure for cancer, I still couldn’t get any journalists to come to the press conference without promising them a huge envelope filled with cash.”

Exactly how bad is this problem and where does it cross the line? On a show that splits cleanly along industry lines this week, Sinica dives into the question of how Chinese journalism works in practice. Joining host Jeremy Goldkorn and representing the journalism and public relations industries in turn are Sinica friends Li Xin, Managing Editor of Caixin magazine, and Will Moss, China PR expert and blogger of Imagethief fame.