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David Levy
Modern, ethical & highly-effective change leadership supporting manufacturing & product development in China
Modern, ethical & highly-effective change leadership supporting manufacturing & product development in China
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I like this approach to hiring! Probably worth a try.

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Here's the strange part of this story. From the WSJ article:
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"The agency, known as the FSB, also alleged he had been carrying a Russian-language recruitment note explaining how to set up a secure Gmail account..."
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So the the American spies use "secure" Gmail? Even after David Pataeus got caught?

...really?

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Who cares?

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Gordon Chang reads a bit like pornography for those frustrated China-watchers who are hot & bothered to see China fail, and fail spectacularly. As usual, he downplays the financial and political power to the central government to mitigate problems in the economy. 

And look at the naïveté of this passage:
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"It’s hard to see how manufacturing will recover soon.  Manufactured goods are stockpiled at record highs across China.  “My supplier’s inventory is huge because he cannot cut production—he doesn’t want to miss out on sales when the demand comes back,” said Wu Weiqing to the New York Times.

Perhaps that explanation makes sense, but it’s far more likely that Wu’s supplier, which makes sinks and faucets, had been told by the local government to keep production lines going no matter what. "
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So he really thinks that in the China of  2012, the local governments tell us manufacturers how much to produce, and to disregard market demand.

Really?

And he seems to know that his explanation of why Mr. Wu's supplier is keeping so much stock is more likely true than Mr. Wu's explanation.

Really?  How does he know that his explanation-- based on pure supposition-- is the more likely one? 

I don't pretend to know the future of China's economy. I'm pretty sure Chang doesn't know any better than I do.

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Akin's biggest problem was not "using the wrong words". It wasn't just a gaffe.  

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China, Manufacturing, etc.

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I used to really dislike the Dalai Lama. Then I learned more about him, and learned to hate him outright. Now I just hate the media and actors who seem to promote him unquestioningly.

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Note that the (translated) name of group planning these meetings is "Union of Communities for the Purity of the Camp".

Great idea-- let's all rally for the purity of our communities! Where we heard this type of rhetoric before?

And these are the very same communities who's leaders maintained a kind of "purity" by covering up child-molestation and bullying child-rape victims to into shutting up, lest the "outside world" of crime investigation pollute their blessed and holy community.

The internet can be challenging for many communities, as it's inclusive rather than exclusive, and inclusion means community members have access to all sorts negative inputs (some of which are evil). I get it, and addressing this in some way may make sense. But this group, rather than obsess about how to keep the outside world (and CSI) out of their communities, should be working to address their most obvious and pressing issue: the need to better integrate with civil society in an increasingly connected and tolerant world. After that, they should tackle some sartorial issues.

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