Very thoughtful post over at Richard Spencer’s Telegraph Blog entitled “China’s Environment Sparks Heated Debate.” [link no longer exists] Post is much more on racism than on the environment.

The post starts out discussing a comment by a self described “anti-Stalinist leftist” (I am not making this up) who considers criticism of China’s environmental problems racist. The post then discusses racism in the context of Western views and comments on China:

But while racism is often brutal and uncomplicated, sometimes, it is more subtle and creeping. Take, for example, the much-repeated headline in recent years: “The Chinese are Coming”. This headline often appears over boosterish pieces about how China is changing our world.

I do not think criticizing China’s environment is racist (would giving China a pass on its environmental problems be racist?) but I do think this post does a good job with this serious issue and I think it well worth the read.

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Dan Harris

I am a founder of Harris Bricken, an international law firm with lawyers in Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, China and Spain.

I mostly represent companies doing business in emerging market countries. It has taken me many years to build my network and it takes constant communication and travel to maintain it. My work has been as varied as securing the release of two improperly held helicopters in Papua New Guinea, setting up a legal framework to move slag from Canada to Poland’s interior, overseeing hundreds of litigation and arbitration matters in Korea, helping someone avoid terrorism charges in Japan, and seizing fish product in China to collect on a debt.

I was named as one of only three Washington State Amazing Lawyers in International Law, I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (its highest rating), I am rated 10.0 by AVVO.com (its highest rating), and I am a SuperLawyer.

I am a frequent writer and public speaker on doing business in Asia and I constantly travel between the United States and Asia. I most commonly speak on China law issues and I am the lead writer of the award winning China Law Blog (www.chinalawblog.com). Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Business Week, The National Law Journal, The Washington Post, The ABA Journal, The Economist, Newsweek, NPR, The New York Times and Inside Counsel have all interviewed me regarding various aspects of my international law practice.

I am licensed in Washington, Illinois, and Alaska.

In tandem with the international law team at my firm, I focus on setting up/registering companies overseas (via WFOEs, Rep Offices or Joint Ventures), drafting international contracts (NDAs, OEM Agreements, licensing, distribution, etc.), protecting IP (trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and patents), and overseeing M&A transactions.