More and more companies are doing business in China due to the lower production costs. When doing business in a different country, they could have some policies and regulations that are different than the ones in the United States. They are many officials in these countries that will take a bribe in order to ensure a fast turnaround time in order for your company to receive a license. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) was empowered by the United States to investigate allegations of bribery anywhere in the world and are stepping up their activities in China (Roberts 2010). Technically, China does have some laws against taking bribes but there is a fine line between bribes and gift giving.
Oil dependent countries, often Western, must remain in favour with oil rich supplying nations such as in the Middle East and Russia. It is this need that often determines foreign policy or influences political decisions. At present, Saudi Arabia has strong links with the USA and other Western countries, and as a result oil flows from one to the other. However, any changes in leadership transition, economic reform or acts of terrorism could see this arrangement change. Under Saddam Hussein’s rule, Iraq faced UN economic sanctions that constrained the oil industry making trade very difficult.
Great Britain forced China to open its gates to other countries to trade and diplomats to reside in this mysterious land. Thus, began the very happening that the Chinese feared: western influence seeping into Chinese culture. Ideas and customs of western countries began to impact the ways of thinking for the Chinese. Some vehemently believed in old Chinese customs and completely rejected anything else remotely west. Some, mostly the younger generation, believe that Westernization was not only a positive notion, but necessary for their country to survive.
Adler College Gurabo, PR U. S. History Essay I Angel R. Pérez 11-1 Professor Ruiz August 27, 2013 The opening to China 1839 – 1844 The opening to China symbolized the U. S.’s attempts to expand westward. The opening itself was very dissimilar to the Japanese, since the Chinese were willing to do so. But it wasn’t only the Americans, the British and other European powers sought China for products because of their great deal of products to choose from. The Chinese on the other hand, were getting less interested in western products as westerners to Chinese products. This disinterest led to a chain of events that led the U. S. to gaining power in China.
Offshoring is a type of outsourcing that involves the relocation of a company's business process or processes to a foreign country. From a long time ago, offshoring to other countries from the United States has been a common practice; however, both two countries have pros and cons. However, with offshoring bring positive things, but also accompanied by many risks. In comparing China and the United States, there are several positive and negative effects of offshoring. Is offshoring a good thing or a bad thing?
The necessity of public goods is vital for a developing country to survive, maintain, and become what we consider today, a developed country. The government must also provide economic support for their population. Governments in developing countries must strive with enormous amount of force to keep the economy from going down, as well as keeping it the same, meaning, a developing countries government must enable and fulfill a growing and inclining economy. When the government of a developing country fails to provide security, basic human rights, development, and poverty prevention plans, the government can then be considered as unsuccessful and weak. A weak government can be caused by many of reasons.
Religion affected the way a lot of Chinese people thought, and knowing what the view on technology was from a Confucianist would have changed the way I looked at some of the documents. Documents 3,4, and 8 praise the growing use of technology in the world during the Han and Roman Empire. Document 3 clearly admires how much improvement has come out of simple tool. Huan Tan could have seen technology as a negative influence on the upper classes, but he saw it as an efficient way of completing tasks. Document 4 praises the way that technology is helping the people of the empire.
Yahoo! In China Case Study The Yahoo in China case provides a prime example of some of the many difficulties associated doing with international business. Doing business in China tends to be even more difficult than that of other countries, due to their rigid rules and regulations. While I agree with Yahoo releasing the name of Shi Tao to the Chinese government, I do feel that they could have done a better job of going about the situation. However, I understand that privacy concerns and the right to free expression are central to not only this particular case with Yahoo, but with other companies doing business in China.
They don’t want to over rely on outside oil sources from politically unstable countries. Currently, almost 30 percent of the oil is imported from nations either unfriendly to America or politically unstable. If the U.S. doesn’t have its own offshore oil drilling industry, they have to rely on other outside sources, which may lead to an unstable economy in the United States. Examples of these countries would be Venezuela, Nigeria, and Iraq. They might adjust the oil price because they have some internal problems to handle.
America was becoming a large export nation and needed economies where they could sell their products. If America could win over countries who were being “taking over by communism,” then their economies would come with them to the American side. Countries such as Korea and Vietnam were not invaded by America in order to stave off the communists; they were invaded in order to further the American agenda. Now while America did not win these wars, they largely increased their army bases in the process while securing a little more economic support in the