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From the Editor – Issue 38

Al Erisman outlines the current issue of Ethix.

Dear Ethix – Issue 38

Readers comment on the article by Lawrence Lavengood, ways to deal with email, the conversation with Dr. Medina, another approach for the book buyer dilemma, and how pricing affects piracy.

TechWatch: Technology Observations from China

Al Erisman shows how outsourcing in Asia comes into sharp focus. Low wages and high skills make Chinese labor attractive for many businesses, and also drive their use of technology.

Dato’ George Ting Yew Tong: Malaysian Reflections From KFC, Pizza Pioneer

Dato’ George Ting Yew Tong reflects on the restaurant business in Malaysia.

Dato’ T.N. Loy: A Malaysian CEO Perspective on Bribery and Business

Dato’ T.N. Loy explains the current business culture in Malaysia as well as the growth of education.

Jimin Zhu: China Shougang – Reducing Pollution, Promoting Ethics

Jimin Zhu describes the changes China Shougang has made in recent years.

NewNotables – Issue 38

Intellectual Property Issues in China
China Daily, 9/06/2004, p. 5
Crackdown on Corrupt Practices in the Chinese Government
China Daily, 9/13/2004, p. 3
Challenge for Better Business Practices in Malaysia, James Rose, 10/07/04
Professional Ethics in News Coverage
China Daily, 10/09/2004, p. 6
Proper Management of Government Assets
China Daily, 9/11 and 12/2004, p. 1

InReview – Issue 38

Against All Odds: The Making of a Billionaire
by Loy Hean Heong with Andrew Crofts
World On Fire
by Amy Chua
The Chinese TAO of Business: The Logic of Successful Business Strategy
by George T. Haley, Usha C.V. Haley, and Chin Tiong Tan
Asia’s New Crisis: Renewal Through Total Ethical Management
by Frank-Jurgen Richter and Pamela C. M. Ma

Who's Responsible for Product Misuse?

What should you do when the product sold by your company is potentially being used in unethical ways?