ZHONG GUO - THE MIDDLE KINGDOM

ZHONG GUO - THE MIDDLE KINGDOM
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Mar 31, 2009

More research on Guanxi and differences between US and Chinese manager

http://www.people.hbs.edu/rchua/Guanxi%20vs%20Networking%20JIBS.pdf

http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/6129.html

When I first starting blogging, I posted many articles on what guanxi entailed and how the differences between US and Chinese managers affect business. These articles provide additional insights.

Check out my first posts for more information:

http://www.chinabizstrategy.com/2008/01/culture-effect.html

Mar 21, 2009

Corruption in China--from covert to overt

http://tinyurl.com/cqdk9a

I am a huge fan of massages and in China, you just can't get much better than a $10 massage. However, using public funds to support this habit is absolutely ridiculous. The CCP has done some pretty amazing things for China. Bringing a majority of its citizens out of absolute poverty is HIGHLY impressive. Checks and balances on deliberate abuses of power need to be put in place. Much like they need to be put in place in the States. Outrageous bonuses to incompetent executives comes to mind. So many have lost so much all due to incompetent individuals being put in positions of power. If we, as US citizens, aren't able to control gross abuse of power, why is it that expect authoritarian regimes to do the same? Are China's systems and US systems really that much different? It all seems like different colors on the same cat, if you ask me.

Mar 18, 2009

China still uncomfortable with foreign ownership or antitrust?

http://tinyurl.com/d6h6b5

China recently rejected Coke's move to acquire its largest beverage makers siting anti-trust reasons. Many think this is due to fear of foreign ownership. However, would the US allow Coke to overtake another large beverage maker? I doubt it. Although, it would've likely resulted in a lucrative business deal--doesn't it prevent some element of competition?

Mar 8, 2009

Interesting Asian fashion

http://tinyurl.com/3dhfm6


Seriously, what is up with Japanese fashion??

Mar 6, 2009

US and Chinese habits--Need to change to turn around the economy?

http://burnurl.com/pBXL3s

http://tinyurl.com/c2vsur





A couple of interesting articles regarding stimulus packages, US and Chinese habits, and how it is necessary for both to change.