The Wall Street Journal spoke with two real estate moguls in Beijing; the interview had an interesting note about the power of blogging:
WSJ: Mr. Pan keeps a very popular blog which he uses to comment on China’s real estate industry. Whose idea was that?
Ms. Zhang: His idea. I should give credit to him because when he started it I said this was such a waste of time and he should be running a company, not writing a blog. But he kept writing and it came to a point where the blog has become an important speaking place for us.
You can see the blog here, although it is in Chinese.
The couple regularly use the media as an outlet for feedback to their government, and the blog seems to be a direct source for this purpse.