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IBM Turns Cheek, Takes On China's Problems

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 13:05 EDT

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kq4ym
kq4ym  
7/16/2014 8:54:55 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: A righteous strong fist...
It will be interesting to see how legislators, lobbyists and IBM will have to work out any diplomatic hitches to working with Chinese officials. But I suspect, this is nothing new, these problems have plagued businesses operating in foreign locations for decades if not since the beginning of trading over the centuries.  China certainly is in need of cleaning up their environment, and whether they'll use outside help is another practical question.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
7/14/2014 6:04:02 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Coal
In 2003 China was reducing the use of coal heating systems to improve air quality. At that time many people road bikes. Now it seems bikes are being replaced with automobiles and mopeds. Traffic jams are common and I was told in some Cities your license plate determines what days you are allowed to drive. It will be interesting to see the creative use of technology to reduce pollution in China.

Kim Davis
Kim Davis  
7/9/2014 12:41:52 PM
User Rank Staff
Asia Generally
Good to read this in the context of Scott's blog right above.

Toby
Toby  
7/9/2014 5:24:38 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
A righteous strong fist...
Interesting how fast they have turne around to retalliate for the whole spying thing. Hitting out at IBM and the like will certainly get the attention of those in congress just the way the financial sanctions of Russias billionaires seem to have somewhat dampend Moscow's designs on Ukraine.

Terry Sweeney
Terry Sweeney  
7/8/2014 10:19:44 PM
User Rank Blogger
Breath of fresh air
Whether it's IBM or another non-American vendor, I have to say I'm relieved to see the city of Beijing doing something (anything) to improve its abysmal environmental conditions. And the upside of the Chinese form of government is that things get done quickly once those in charge decree it. I'd love to see them use that strong fist to clean up the air right quick.

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