Wonderful parody post over at Sinocidal on how to write a China feature – specifically targeted at established journalists on their first trip to China.
It’s an easy target, obviously. But it does hint at the more important point: namely, why do major media insist on the expense and trouble of sending correspondents to China … who have no experience here? It’s one thing to take a great writer and see how he/she perceives China. But it’s another altogether to take a middling writer who maybe gets the assignment on the basis of seniority, and send him/her. More on this in an upcoming post.