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Unfortunately I missed this year’s Super Bowl XLV, (logo designed by Landor) which was by all accounts a thrilling game. But I didn’t miss the furor over Groupon’s “Tibetan” ad, as Jo Kent from CNN called me soon after for comment. With advertisers paying up to US $100,000 per second, Groupon’s 30 second ad was […]

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Tough Love For 24 Million Chinese Men

by Ray Ally on June 25, 2010

Chinese boys 119, Chinese girls 100. No this isn’t a basketball score, but the imbalance of the sexes of babies being born in China. In rural areas this number raises to 140 boys to 100 girls. In western countries, a normal ratio should be around 107 boys to 100 girls. In China this is becoming […]

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Beijing Boy Racers

by Ray Ally on November 8, 2009

On Friday I briefly appeared on CNN, as I was quoted in a video story called Life in the Fast Lane. CNN’s Emily Chang was reporting on China’s super rich kids, that race cars for pleasure. However, these are not your usual boy racers, as these guys only drive Ferraris, Porsches and Lamborghinis. If the […]

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iPhone Trick or Treat Launch in China

by Ray Ally on November 2, 2009

Photos: Ray Ally Apple’s long awaited official iPhone, finally launched last Friday in China. The phone is only available to work with China Unicom’s network, which is compatible with Apple’s 3G and 3GS phones. The iPhone handsets starts at RMB 4,999 (US$ 730) with the top of the range 3GS 32 GB, costing RMB 6,999 […]

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25 Blogs Chinese Advertisers Should Read

by Ray Ally on October 31, 2009

Last week Ad Age China (part of Advertising Age) listed this blog, X-RAY China, as one of the 25 blogs Chinese advertisers should read. The special report written by Normandy Madden, featured some of the best-known bloggers in China. I was very proud and honoured to be on the list, which contained heavyweight journalists including […]

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1 out of 200,000,000 and Rising

by Ray Ally on May 1, 2008

Well I suppose it was inevitable that I would eventually jump on the digital bandwagon and embrace the new web 2.0 age. I read recently there are now well over 200,000,000 internet users in China, a number growing by tens of thousands every day. So someone once said that you are never too old or […]

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