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What Today's Cross Strait Leaders Can Learn From Sun Yat-Sen
Wang Zhongfang shares his views on cross straits relations and discusses whether Sun Yat-Sen's Three Principles of the People have been forgotten on both sides.
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Frank Ching - Independent Columnist ,
Hong Kong has experienced less than 20 years of popular suffrage. After inheriting few democratic institutions from the British, Hong Kong residents have struggled to assert themselves in the governance of their territory. With vague promises of...
miao chen The Rationale for Taiwan as the Management Hub for Greater China
Miao Chen - TIER, Macroeconomic Forecasting Centre, Director
China's increasingly dominant position in the world economy makes it an undeniably important component of any company's global business strategy.  Unfortunately, doing business in China still requires players to run a gauntlet of bureaucratic...
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Yu-Shan Wu - Academia Sinica, Director, Institute of Political Science
Cross Strait policy-making has more to do with local politics than international politics. In Taiwan’s open democracy as well as China’s more centralized polity, public opinion plays an important role when making policy.  Professor Wu discusses...

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Michael Kurtz Understanding Chinese Market Forces
Michael Kurtz - Macquarie Securities, Head of China Research
China is more efficient and open than it has ever been, but the government still has a heavy hand in the market.  No analysis of China’s financial markets is realistic unless it accounts for...
victor nee Proper Mindset for Doing Deals in China
Victor W. Nee - Beijing Innovative Consulting Inc., Director
Victor W. Nee talks about the importance of building synergy in China, whether it is with the government or your local partner. Since confidence and personal trust are even more important than any...
Wang Wei China M&A: Understanding Government Mentality
Wang Wei - China Merger and Acquisition Group, Chairman
China is embarking on its own path to globalization and increasing its presence in international markets as it continues to evolve its companies and society. Wang Wei shares his perspectives on the M...

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