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Q: Does this mean that its no longer “when in Rome...”

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23332521

 

I just assume that bribing and wasting money is status quo for doing any type of business. 

 

7 years 20 weeks ago in  Business & Jobs - Beijing

 
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....except if you are becoming too successful wink

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The economy is crashing and foreign investment is decreasing, so the government deflects to things like this to take attention and blame away from itself.

 

Additionally, many foreign companies are planning on moving out of China, so the government is trying to seize as much of their assets as they can, if not all. I suspect this is the case with the drug companies and the milk companies at present.

 

I also suspect that most international companies will face the same allegations in the near future, and the Chinese executives forced to make voluntary confessions on TV. No doubt they will devise some way to confiscate all foreign assets as "proceeds of crime."

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Meanwhile, actual corruption by government officials will be completely ignored... nothing new there :(

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More like "When in Rome (if you're a Roman and know the emperor)"

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It was never "when in rome".  It was "there are different laws for us and different laws for you - but we'll pretend to be friends for as long as it benefits me".  Well the powers that be have decided it no longer benefits them.  And now a few things are happening - China's economy isn't as good as it was so the uber-masters need to be seen overcompensating in their protectionism (without regard to long-term consequences).  And local companies are competing in most fields so it helps to remove foreign competition.  Once a local company is big in China it has sufficient revenue to go international (backed by govt loans that never need paying back).  All part of the world take-over bid.

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Go and take a dump in the street and see if 'when in Rome' works.

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