Definition of Integrity

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Integrity is defined as: 1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. 2. the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished: to preserve the integrity of the empire. 3. a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition: the integrity of a ship's hull. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/integrity) Integrity would differ from culture to culture as everyone’s perception are different. At a corporate level it takes individuals of integrity to build and develop a consensus around share values. A culture of integrity creates a highly valued workplace and environment. In Wikipedia it states “Academic integrity is the moral code or ethical policy of academia. This includes values such as avoidance of cheating or plagiarism; maintenance of academic standards; honesty and rigor in research and academic publishing.” – (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_integrity) In a working environment copyright laws are in place to give the creators of their original work exclusive rights. While copy right laws are not automatically protected World Wide, there are international treaties which can protect the creator automatically. The Buenos Aires Convention and the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works are the two primary International agreements. I am living in Hong Kong and there are a lot of counterfeits and copied goods. These good vary from designer brands to mobile phone accessories and even food products. China is a major participant in counterfeit goods. As result from toxic milk powder the Mainland Chinese import from Hong Kong creating a shortage for local residents. “As National People's Congress gets under way in Beijing, milk powder is emerging as a key point of contention between mainland China and Hong Kong” (Yue Wang, Mar 6 2013,

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