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In 1986, Tony Wang was Vice President of the Southeast Asia division of KFC. He had an opportunity of bringing the world's largest chicken restaurant company into the world's largest populated country. Wang was an experienced entrepreneur and had been working for KFC for seven years. No other fast food companies were currently operating in the People's Republic, so Wang did not have anything to go by and nothing to help him evaluate the attractiveness of the Chinese market. The main downsides of operating in China were huge demand on managerial resources and the low prospects of significant hard currency repatriation. The first decision that Wang was faced with was where to open the location ...
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China A High Performing Economy - 566 words
The purpose of this paper is to present China as a nation that has gone through several economic phases until it reach a point that has made several consider this country as a promising future power in the region. While Japan is falling into recession and much of Europe mired in one, greater China has the fastest-growing regional economy in the world. Growth rates in greater China look fantastic by U.S., European or Japanese standards. China today offers a new look and its transformation into a high performing economy is affecting its population. Some think that the reforms are painful but necessary. Private sector Chinese leaders hope to increase the pool of middle class. The purging of mos ...
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China - 1,462 words
The Chinese have long since been an enterprising group of people. Long before the introduction of Western technologies and ideas, this country has had a history of local industry dating back some 2000 years. These innovative people, from an early time, produced paper, gunpowder, and silk, and printing with one of the first movable type. In all, the manufacture of luxury items, fine handcrafts, metal crafting and the manufacture of tools were all well established businesses long before the onset of western entrepreneurs. (Comptons Interactive). One of the first goals of the Communists, after 1949, was to develop the growth of heavy industry. The practice, following the model of the Soviet Uni ...
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Aticide In China - 1,163 words
Killing your baby, what could be more depraved. For a woman to destroy the fruit of her womb would seem like an ultimate violation of the natural order. But every year, hundreds of women commit neonaticide: they kill their newborns or let them die. Most neonaticides remain undiscovered, but every once in a while a janitor follows a trail of blood to a tiny body in a trash bin, or a woman faints and doctors find the remains of a placenta inside her. In China, babies are often abondoned near orphanages and found decaying along the streets. The Chinese government established population controls that increased the pressure on families to limit reproduction and the religious establishment has fai ...
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... f this program was an increase in infanticide. Female babies were most at risk because of the desire for a male heir to carry on the ancestor line placed a great value on male children. In 1984, China's birth rate was down to the replacement level of 2.1 births per woman. By 1986, China's growth rate had fallen to 1% which is far below the 2.4% growth rate that many less developed countries were reporting. China's birth rate stood at 18 per 1000, its population was projected to be 1.2 billion people by the year 2000. However, in 1987 the birth rate jumped to 21 per 1000 with a population growth rate of 1.4%. Controls had been relaxed and the age of marriage was changed. China still has a ...
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China Reforms - 536 words
1.) There have been numerous attempts to reform China in the late 19th century to build up China's strength and make it a world power once again. There have been many prestigious intellectuals and organizations that have attempted to do this. One of these intellectuals who had a great influence on other reformers was Yan Fu. Yan presented his ideas many people throughout China through his series of reform essays. Yan spoke of the foreign powers that invaded China and were controlling and changing the traditional Chinese way of life. Yan said that these changes to China were quite unfortunate but to cope with them and possibly overcome them, China must reform and modernize. This meant that Ch ...
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Engagement and Human Rights in China With the great advancement of China's economy and foreign trade relations within the last twenty years, one cannot help notice a simultaneous increase in Chinese human rights. Naturally, the question of whether the rights have stemmed from trade relations or the trade relations have developed out of greater human rights in China has come up for debate. The prevalent view of the country's stance is that foreign nations' humanitarian concerns for China have resulted from the obligations of all the investors in China. In other words, the human rights issue has been used as a bargaining chip by other countries after developing a strong economic tie. China has ...
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When China Ruled The Seas - 1,946 words
For nearly three decades in the early 15th century China was the most powerful force in the world. They had fine artisans who crafted the most beautiful, delicate porcelains and silks in the known world. They had the technologies of firepower, astronomy, and oceanic navigation. They had the belief that they were the center of the world, the Middle Kingdom, and that the Son of Heaven ruled them. But most importantly, they had the means to bring their influences and culture to the rest of the world: the treasure ships. These massive ocean-going junks, led by the eunuch Zheng He, launched China from a rich, expansive, yet introverted land, to the ruler of the Indian Ocean. Emissaries from as fa ...
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China Society - 1,573 words
Even since the dramatic post-1949 changes in China regarding the role of women, China has remained paternalistic in it's attitudes and social reality. The land reform, which was intended to create a more balanced economic force in marriage, was the beginning of governmental efforts to pacify women, with no real social effect. Communist China needed to address the "woman question". Since women wanted more equality, and equality is doled out from the hands of those in power, capitalism was examined. The economic issues of repressed Chinese women were focused on the Land Act and the Marriage Act of 1950. The Land reform succeeded in eliminating the extended family's material basis and hence, it ...
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China Revolution - 578 words
Many aspects of Chinas history attributed to Chinas revolution in 1911. These aspects were both long term and short term. Chinas 1911 revolution was somewhat different from those in other countries in that the factors leading up to it were not mainly short termEhey were part of Chinas long term and inbred culture. It was because of these established roots and ideas that the 1911 revolution did not completely succeed in changing the outlook of many people in China and is often seen in accordance with the effects of the communist revolution in 1949 and then again with the Cultural revolution of the 1960s. Generally there is not one source that makes a revolution transpire. Chinas 1911 revoluti ...
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The Red Book And The Power Structure Of Communist China - 410 words
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Taiwan Vs China - 601 words
China Says Taiwan Cannot Continue Delaying Reunion China has issued an 11,000 word report entitled The One-China Principle and the Taiwan Issue. The report sends a signal to the Taiwanese government that the powers in Beijing are growing impatient with recent delays in the reunification negotiations. Although the report mentions no formal timeline for official reunification, it has become clear China is not about to give up on effort to bring Taiwan firmly under the Chinese flag. China has offered to allow differing political systems under one united country. Despite this, Taiwans President, Lee Teng-hui, continues to meet Chinese government officials on a separated state-to-state basis. By ...
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China The Past - 1,850 words
For most of its 3,500 years of history, China led the world in agriculture, crafts and science, then fell behind in the 19th century when the Industrial Revolution gave the West clear superiority in military and economic affairs. In the first half of the 20th century, China continued to suffer from major famines, civil unrest, military defeat, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the Communists under MAO Zedong established a dictatorship that, while ensuring China's autonomy, imposed strict controls over all aspects of life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people. After 1978, his successor DENG Xiaoping decentralized economic decision making; output quadrupled in the next 20 ...
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Religion In England And China - 1,330 words
Throughout history, the civilizations of both England and China have been deeply impacted by religion. In England, two main religions were practiced: Catholicism and Protestantism. While these two religions were practiced somewhat in China, especially Catholicism, they were not the major religions. Conversely, Chinas main religions over time have been Buddhism and Confucianism. Along with Taoism and Islam, these religions have helped to shape China. A major driving force behind the culture of England was the Church of England. Henry VIII founded the Church of England in the 1500s as a result of his dispute with the Roman Catholic Church. The Church was a very powerful political force (http:/ ...
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Footbinding In Traditional China - 1,847 words
In the beginning of Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind, the heroine, Scarlet O'Hara grips a bedpost while her maid squeezes her torso into a corset, so that her waist will be 17 inches. During the late Nineteenth century, in the United States, it was the fashion for women to have tiny waists. Unfortunately, this fashion came at the cost of broken ribs and damaged internal organs. The corset compresses the stomach, as well as dislocating the kidneys, crushing the liver, squeezing the heart and hampering healthy children. Throughout history, fashion and style has come at great costs to many women. However, there are few modes of attaining the prescribed image of beauty at any particular ti ...
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Footbinding In Traditional China - 1,820 words
... o longer subordinate to men. Kang Youwzi, a late Qing reformer was correct in his belief that women's emancipation must go through three stages of social evolutions. First there would be disorder, then increasing peace with equality, and finally complete peace and equality. It took the chaos of the nationalist revolution, and once they took power women had increasing peace and equality. When the communists finally took over they achieved total equality. Once women finally had total equality footbinding was able to come to an end and women were able to live a life free of that physical torture. The Social Implications of Footbinding "Women from time immemorial and throughout the world sho ...
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Trade With China - 604 words
There are many factors to consider when opening the United States doors to trade with China. In the past, Unites States and Chinese relations have been separated by differences in culture and animosity between the two countries. However, now Chinas participation in the World Trade Organization raises even more questions, such as the benefits of trade, the compromising of human rights, and the question of security. Trading with China can provide both benefits and barriers for smaller and medium sized companies, and for the high-tech industries as well. For example, Boeing purchases their supplies from more than 28,000 suppliers in the United States and these suppliers employ almost 200,000 wo ...
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Warring States Of China - 1,009 words
In the Chinese language the word tao means "way," indicating a way of thought or life. There have been several such ways in China's long history, including Confucianism and Buddhism. In about the 6th century BC, under the influence of the ideas credited to a man named Lao-tzu and the peoples exhauststion with the constant war-like state of China, Taoism became "the way". Like Confucianism, it has influenced every aspect of Chinese culture. A lot could be said of the diverse tradition we call Taoism. Taoism was understood and practiced in many ways, each reflecting the historical, social, or personal situation of its believers. While this diversity may confuse and puzzle the outside observer, ...
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Nuclear Nonproliferation And China - 857 words
This paper will examine Nuclear Nonproliferation and China. I will also discuss the land, climate, and history of China. At 3,705,751 square miles, China is just larger than the United States. Because mountains or desert covers much of China, the majority of people live in the east, where rivers and plains allow for productive agriculture. While summers are warmer and winters are colder, China's climate is much like the United States. Monsoons cause frequent summer floods. China's geographic features are vastly different between regions, ranging from the Himalayan Mountains to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (the "roof of the world) to subtropical islands (Peoples 65) (Geography 320). The Chinese ...
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Communism In China - 1,926 words
To say that the Chinese Communist revolution is a non-Western revolution is more than a clich. That revolution has been primarily directed, not like the French Revolution but against alien Western influences that approached the level of domination and drastically altered China's traditional relationship with the world. Hence the Chinese Communist attitude toward China's traditional past is selectively critical, but by no means totally hostile. The Chinese Communist revolution, and the foreign policy of the regime to which it has given rise, have several roots, each of which is embedded in the past more deeply than one would tend to expect of a movement seemingly The Chinese superiority compl ...
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