Saturday, September 02, 2006


A Knowledge Expert Says (And A Journalist Quotes) The Darndest Things

Waltraut Ritter, director of Knowledge Enterprises, spoke Wednesday at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Schusterman Center as part of the university's Renaissance Project, an initiative to encourage discussion of modern issues and ideas. This year's theme is "Science, Technology and Ethics."

According to Robert Evatt of Tulsa World: "Ritter said that, overall, Chinese people do have a moral system they follow, but they have not applied similar values in their business practices."

If Ritter really said this she is blinding her public with the obvious.

""In their business, ethical values are hard to find," she said. "In China, the main value is to get rich as quickly as possible." "

Nice stereotyping Ritter. And no word about exempting factors, such as poverty, ignorance, the fact that modern IPR in China exist for only approximately 25 years, has poor enforcement, sanctions seem not very deterrent, etc.

It's great to try to come up with explanations for China's rampant IPR infringements, but you have to give some context. In this article I find too many clichés for a knowledge expert.

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