Danwei, a China-based blogger, mocks a recent CNN story about doing business in China. He writes:
It appears that journalists writing for CNN's website have been doing their research by buying cheap "Doing Business in China" guidebooks at some of Asia's less reputable airports.
What Danwei doesn't realize is that this calibre of reporting is actually prefered by CNN's management. Soon before resigning from CNN, I was told that my expertise about the region was "getting in the way" of doing the kind of stories they wanted, and that I should cover my beat (mainly Japan at the time) more from a tourist's perspective.