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On Cultural Differences Between China And The US — Not Better, Not Worse

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I spent 4th grade in a public elementary school in Aix-en-Provence, France, and my 11th grade in an Istanbul, Turkey, high school.  Since graduating from law school, not a single year has gone by where I haven’t spent at least some time in a foreign country.  Many times when someone of one nationality/culture/ethnicity complains about… Continue Reading

How To Prepare For The Worst In China. And Why You Should.

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Not that long after the fall of the Soviet Union, I, along with others in my law firm, had to spend considerable amounts of time in fairly remote places in Russia like Vladivostok, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Things were very uncertain in that part of Russia back then and we developed certain rules to protect ourselves…. Continue Reading

China’s Resurrection Of The Tang — Long Shelf Life Is Key

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I spent 11th grade in Istanbul, Turkey, attending Robert College (a high school).  In Istanbul back then, for some truly unknown reason, Maverick jeans were the jeans to have.  As an American, I would never have been caught dead in Mavericks.  I mean, they were being sold at K-Mart in the U.S. and and about… Continue Reading