Here is the latest in our little series of comments worthy of noting and quoting…It comes from Ekkehard Rathgeber, Preseident of Bertelsmann Direct Group Asia. He had the following to say about the perspective of Chinese officials in rural areas in relation to intellectual property abuses:
“My people are poor; people in western China are making RMB200 (US$24) per month. Now a bunch of foreigners want me to protect their Gucci handbags? I couldn’t care less.”
I suspect this is the much the same view they take towards the fake Kenny G CDs biting into Bertelsmann’s China revenues!
As seen in China CEO. See this, and a selection of other China business books here.