Rolling Stones in China: the Outside Story

When a well-connected friend in Shanghai told me he could score some really excellent tickets for the Rolling Stones long-awaited debut concert in China on Apr. 8, I was in a state of rock 'n' roll nirvana. "These are really V-V.I.P. tickets," he assured me a week before the concert. It looked like I was the beneficiary of China's deeply ingrained business and personal networking phenomenon called guanxi.

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