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Bloomberg: “Revolution to Riches”

Back in June, an in-depth report on the accumulated fortune of those acquainted with newly appointed CCP general secretary Xi Jinping prompted China’s infamous Internet custodians to block the Bloomberg website....

China’s Fight Against Bribery and Corruption

High-level corruption is in the news with the recent downfall of former Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai. But bribery on a much smaller scale is sometimes part of the risk of doing business in China. As part of an effort to stamp...

George Orwell’s China?

Hu Jintao has been keen to emphasize ‘fairness’ in China. But has the message reached the ears of many of the country’s officials?  Read the article in The Diplomat here: Over the Chinese New Year holiday, a crowd of passengers...

Who Needs Guanxi? Dial 962288 to Find Out! – Shanghaiist

From Shanghaiist: The first rule that many foreigners hear about doing anything in China is that you will need guanxi – relationships that help you clear the jungly bureaucracy, receive preferential tax treatment, or “free” land. Of course, the follow-up rule that is never stated in polite company is that guanxi means money, a greased […]

The Mintz Dynasty – Jamie Bryan

From Fast Company (link): Like many people, Dan Mintz takes the time to meet his business associates at the airport; unlike most, he does it in a chauffeured Mercedes S600, escorted by a Shanghai police car. The Benz pulls right to the belly of the 747 inching its way to the gate, and the Staten […]

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