The Bigger Picture #24: Coco’s, China, and College

I forgot to post this last week.  Make sure to read the first one.



4 responses

  1. James H. Zimmerman | Reply

    I would delete the first comment by deleting the word “restaurant.”
    Amended text would read: “The appalling way workers are treated…”
    Restaurant waitstaff are merely one segment.

  2. James H. Zimmerman | Reply

    Also regarding China: There is, and always has been a good deal of talk about reform.
    Don’t hold your breath however. And don’t be deceived by whatever laws may be enacted.
    Wait to see what really happens on the ground. It may be quite different.

    China has some quite good environmental laws, for example. But enforcement is left to local officials, and there’s the rub. Because they are generally in cahoots with the polluters, developers, etc.

  3. Thanks, Our Genuine China Expert. That’s one of the weird paradoxes about China, isn’t it? The allegedly last, big totalitarian state frequently suffers from a lack of ability to exercise central control over its provincial/local govts.

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