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Corruption in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 22, 2011

Excellent comment from a man who shall remain nameless….brew…..

Here is an article he found from this site http://www.topsecretwriters.com/2011/12/guanxi-contract-gifts-china/

“My First Experience With Chinese Corruption

A friend needed to outsource a project and asked if I could help.

For me, it was easy, as I knew of just the right person for the job. They had the experience, the ability and integrity.

Based upon these things, I assumed it would be an easy task for the friend to contract this person. In China, however, such a task is not as easy as it may sound.

The truth is that here, one has to analyze not only the obvious – the office politics – but also other unseen and unexpected factors.

When doing business in China, one of the most influential factors is guanxi – writ large “corruption”. Working in places like Mexico, Brazil and Paraguay has inculcated upon me the idea that business is about money, and often-times the law be damned.

But nothing I’ve ever experienced could have prepared me for China.

China, a country where 8-14% of her GDP is impacted by corruption, redefines the word itself, at least to me. China is a country that is quite frankly bloated with corruption.

China is the world’s leading consumer of luxury goods, half of which wind up as “gifts” to corrupt officials. Fantastic as it may seem, business in china is not at all as it appears.

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2 Responses to “Corruption in China”

  1. Brewskie said

    Sonofabitch, you actually got in the site? Thought that was one the Chinese blacklisted. I’d wouldn’t touch the other writers’ crazy conspiracy theories if I was in a hazmat suit, but that guy WC, he seems to have his shit together. One time, I linked an essay about the crappy Chinese infrastructure; probably the best written material I’ve seen by one guy on the subject, with lots of links.

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