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China Welcomes Foreign Video Game Makers
Aug05

China Welcomes Foreign Video Game Makers

Last week China’s Ministry of Culture finally lifted a 14 year ban on foreign video game consoles, giving companies like Nintendo Co., Sony Corp., and Microsoft Corp. access to what is projected to be a $25 billion dollar plus gaming industry by 2016—up from $13 billion at the start of 2014 . The ministry enacted the ban in 2000, afraid that games would have detrimental effects on the mental health of China’s youth. But following the...

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Designing for China
Jan22

Designing for China

When Bruce Mitchell arrived in China in 2003, he had one mission: expand the global supply chain for Pittsburgh-based Spang & Company, a precision electronics engineering firm. After realizing that a joint venture with a Chinese company wasn’t going to work, Mitchell and his team decided they needed to establish their own wholly-foreign owned foreign enterprise. But this was his first time setting up any sort of operation in...

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