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small_Depp Mad Hatter.jpgTurning now to the world of entertainment, we look at the Conan O’Brien/Da Peng exchange, which over the past weeks has offered an entertaining look and a chance to laugh at a serious problem for business in China. To summarize, U.S.

//julieblaustein.com/home.htmlIntellectual property is in the China news again, and now celebrities and athletes are joining the fracas.

The Jeremy Lin phenomenon grows more fascinating by the day. While Mr. Lin is staking his claim as a unique cultural icon, and covering his legal bases by registering for trademark protection for the term “linsanity”, his admirers on the other side of the Pacific in his ancestral homeland are...

As China steps up its efforts to export Chinese culture and enhance China’s soft power around the world, a conflict is brewing behind the Great Firewall that could have profound effects on China’s development and the role that the country plays in the global community for generations. Culturally and socially, China is in a transitional period, with all the uncertainty and risk that entails.

Already the world’s largest brand, and set to continue as such of it can hold off hard-charging Google, Coca-Cola works to maintain its lead as the soft drink king in the world’s biggest consumer battleground. Since signing with Coca-Cola, Liu Xiang, China’s world champion hurdler...

With the passing of the baton in North Korea from Kim Jung Il to his 28 year-old son, we are now entering one of those occasional “silly seasons” during which the tone and content of conversations veer from the sane and informed toward the distorted and crackpot. And, I’m not talking about the “National Enquirer” or “The Onion” here. If history is any guide, media from across the world will...

As the fog/smog/snog hangs over Beijing, we, the residents of the capitol are confronted daily by the reality of our plight. China’s economic miracle has been built on shaky foundations, with casual disregard for the systemic effects the changes are having on the environment and public health. And, despite the documented efforts of the more well-to-do residents to safeguard their future with...

Quick … name the world’s second largest manufacturer of telecoms hardware, with 2010 revenues of close to $30 billion. Nokia, Siemens, Nortel … all wrong. Huawei, a company best known outside of China for bitter patent disputes with Cisco Systems, claims the mantle. How about the world’s fifth largest mobile phone manufacturer with an operating income of $11 billion? Motorola, Samsung, Apple?...

In honor of the various National Day celebrations, I thought it appropriate to visit one of the most brazenly nationalistic advertisements I’ve seen in some time. This video, which was recently running on the Focus Media electronic poster loop in the elevator of my apartment, is flogging a brand of “baijiu” Chinese spirits. I realize I’m not the intended target audience for this commercial...

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