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Post time 2006-6-21 17:37:16 |Display all floors

Should Anyone Be Humble Before A Lawbreaker?

Should law breaking be glorified?  

Society has to make a decision - is the law to be honored, or should success at all cost and at all harm to society be justified?  Which model is normatively "better"?

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Post time 2006-6-21 19:02:27 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tongluren at 2006-6-21 17:37
Should law breaking be glorified?  

Society has to make a decision - is the law to be honored, or should success at all cost and at all harm to society be justified?  Which model is normatively  ...



Tong - the point is yr President sat beside him!!!
What's on your mind now........ooooooooooooooo la la....Kind Regards

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Post time 2006-6-26 13:07:07 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tongluren at 6-21-2006 17:37
Should law breaking be glorified?  

Society has to make a decision - is the law to be honored, or should success at all cost and at all harm to society be justified?  Which model is normatively  ...



H_u said 'Microsoft is a friend of China'....do you disagree?


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By JOSH FUNK, AP Business Writer

OMAHA, Neb. - The world's second-richest man,
Warren Buffett, became one of the world's biggest philanthropists Sunday with the announcement that he would bequeath the bulk of his roughly $44 billion fortune to the foundation established by billionaire
Bill Gates and his wife. "

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060 ... ffett_s_benevolence

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Post time 2006-6-26 14:18:07 |Display all floors

The Jury Is Still Out

All businessmen who bring investment and jobs to China are friends of China.  

Those businessmen who then break the law or take steps to act contrary to China's national interest would not remain friends of China.

Microsoft had been found to be a lawbreaker in more than one major jurisdiction in the world, for its unfair competitive tactics.  It has been fined hundreds of millions of Euros in the EU.  

Too bad China does not yet have a anti-monopoly law.  So it is unlikely Bill Gates will be caught even if one is enacted, since he is phasing out in 2008.  But the jury is still out on whether Microsoft is good or bad for China, which has a rather late blooming software industry.

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Post time 2006-6-26 14:31:28 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tongluren at 6-26-2006 14:18
All businessmen who bring investment and jobs to China are friends of China.  

Those businessmen who then break the law or take steps to act contrary to China's national interest would not remai ...



Ohhh, then China has lots of Western friends.  :)

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Post time 2006-6-26 15:10:09 |Display all floors

Isn't That The Idea?

Why else would China allow in the foreign companies to take 60% of import/export trade?  To the extent that they are law abiding (Chinese laws, mind you), and pay taxes, they are welcome to make money and prosper.

Can't say that for American attitudes towards Chinese companies trying to operate in the U.S.

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Post time 2006-7-5 15:00:41 |Display all floors
Tong...
Is there another kind of person that can do ANYTHING right? Only the Chinese are allowed to make anything, charge a tariff, be good businessmen, own missiles, or enforce the law, right?
You are so pathetically outraged at the prospect that some Chinese guy somewhere is not the biggest, baddest, mostest, holiest, coolest in every avenue that you start to froth at the mouth everytime someone 'non-Chinese' is praised. Take your shortman's complex and shove it.

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