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An American in China

China, The Communist Party and Amway

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 12, 2011

This excerpt speaks to the problems Amway had in coming to China. The communists thought that the FG, the prohibited religion wouild use Amway to spread their religion. And as the communists rule China, this is what they mandated.
from here The Party- (Richard Mcgregor)

When the direct sales industry was reopened, the government ordered each local branch to operate out of a shop, to ensure their trade was done in the open, rather than out of sight in private homes. Sales people could only be compensated for their own sales and not earn commission from recruiting others. For any meetings of more than twenty-five to fifty people (the limit varies from district to district), approval was needed from the police two weeks to one month in advance. The conditions laid down were aimed squarely at preventing them from becoming political Trojan horses outside of state control. The initial fervour of the government crackdown had died down by 2008 and about two dozen foreign firms have been issued licences.

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