If China really wants to clear the air, some foreign firms might clean up in the process.
Countries without a strong international media presence may welcome Xinhua, not just quotes from it seen in the Western press.
Foreign firms get to be pickier, for now, about those they hire, and without major pay increases.
These local companies are becoming more popular with China's status-conscious consumers.
The no-banquet, no-booze edicts are old tools to change perception of corruption and antigovernment cynicism.
North Korea feels like China 30 years ago when foreign companies were getting a feel for what it took to make it there
More than a decade after joining the World Trade Organization, China is still holding out on a follow-up agreement that would open up government contracts to foreign firms.
It may sound harsh but reports of abuses have done little to dent the earnings of multinationals invested in China.
China's consumers want foreign-made goods and that means opportunity for foreign firms invested in China.
With China committed to doubling incomes, Hong Kong's famed retail districts are a big beneficiary.