Monthly Archives: October 2008

The Chinese Communist Party = The Harvard Alumni Association, With An Army, On Steroids?

Will China succeed in it’s attempt to move more from a manufacturing economy to a services economy? (My numbers could be off, here, and don’t hold me to this — but as I remember services currently make up roughly 80 … Continue reading

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Visiting a Trade Show in China

In China trade shows are a much, much more prominent marketing and promotion channel than in the US. And a number of the good, attractive and ‘higher caliber’ and higher visibility trade shows in China often take place in October … Continue reading

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The Link Between Capitalism … and Contracts and Property Rights

I am struck by how little Americans at all levels know and understand the foundations of capitalism, how little or rarely they think deeply about them, and how little they have thought about the different types or shades of capitalism … Continue reading

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Pirated Economy

Submitted by: Eric White A small article in the back of the Wall Street Journal, Sites Battle for Chinese Web Users (found in section B4 of the Marketplace section October 9, 2008) tells of the competition between two Chinese on-line … Continue reading

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Locked and Loaded in the PRC

Ah, guns. Nothing better to fuel passionate debates, politics, judicial appointments, family fights, litigation and plaintiff lawsuits than guns and the good ol’ US of A Second Amendment. Guns, and all that relate to them are handled a bit differently … Continue reading

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Rock Chalk … Jay-hawk … Shenzhen (?)

One of our students from last year’s class and trip was able to leverage the trip and one of our firm visits into a post-graduation job at a Hong Kong owned company with factories in southern China (Shenzhen). Click HERE … Continue reading

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Blue Devils in India

Nice piece in the 10/16/08 WSJ re Duke University, including its MBA program, trying to break into the heavy regulated and currently very protectionist educational market in India (Duke Expands India Offerings As U.S. Schools Seek Foothold). Note their unconventional … Continue reading

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Arms and Economies

Submitted by: Morgan O’Hara Many of you probably know that the U.S. has vowed to protect Taiwan against Chinese aggression – and that China has vowed to re-establish Chinese rule on the island. Fortunately, China has pursued a ‘soft’ approach, … Continue reading

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Exit Strategy: Get Your MBA

At our orientation this year I commented on how, in light of the current financial debacle, this year’s class was fortunate from a timing standpoint in that they were embarking on their MBA, MS in Tax and/or MS in Industrial … Continue reading

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Shanghai Maglev

Thanks to Dan Harris at the China Law Blog for this lead. Last year we rode the maglev train in Shanghai to get to the airport. Students loved the whiz bang of the thing. Click HERE to see a post … Continue reading

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