Should Singapore Firms Invest in China or Steer Clear?—A Businessman’s Story: Regulatory Obstacles and the Drama of Doing Business in China

By Epoch Times Contributor In 2015, the World Bank ranked China as seventy-eighth in the world for overall “ease of doing business”. I believe this poor ranking is due to three regulatory obstacles in China: bureaucratic red tape, the inconsistent interpretation and enforcement of rules and regulations— which appear to be completely discretionary—and the fickle…

Crossing the Culture Gulf: The Rhetoric of “Minding Your Own Business”

Epoch Times, Singapore Edition (Issue 491, July 25 – August 7, 2014) By Frank Lee “Mind your own business” is the defining language of US-Sino discourse, and pretty much sums up the entire US-Sino diplomacy. A brief purview of contemporary events amply illustrates this point. When the US points out to China the issue of…

Crossing the Culture Gulf – The Psychology of Skepticism in China

Epoch Times, Singapore Edition (Issue 490, July 4 – July 17, 2014) By Frank Lee One day, I was discussing the Great Firewall of China (the Chinese online censorship project) with my Chinese friend and we entered into a heated debate on the freedom of speech and information. “The censorship in China is a joke,…