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qwerty south
01-02-2006, 10:29 AM
Am I right in saying there is more diplomatic pressure on the subject of intellectual property (bootlegging) than human rights?

Omaar
02-02-2006, 11:05 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if the Chinese government is more concerned with cracking down on intellectual property issues, at least in Beijing, in order to 'clean up' before the Olympics. I would guess Human rights are not something that's going to be a visible issue 'cept perhaps in the media or if there are any protests, whereas the IP violations are going to be clearly visible to anyone visiting.

Interesting question anyway, hopefully someone know's something more about this and can answer ...

qwerty south
02-02-2006, 04:38 PM
http://www.briefing.wsj.com/article.html?id=0100270000

Sectionfive
10-12-2010, 07:31 PM
Madness.


Some firms would have been put off by the fact that non-Muslims are barred from working in Mecca, so China simply converted hundreds of railway workers to Islam.


http://www.economist.com/node/17680668?story_id=17680668&fsrc=rss