Foreigners in China Must Learn the Rules of the Road

Rebutting a critique of today's China
Crowds walk down Nanjing Road East in Shanghai, China Photograph by Qilai Shen/Bloomberg

After 16 years in China, British businessman Mark Kitto had enough. The previous decade and a half had been a trying time. He had started That’s Shanghai, a favorite rag for expats to check out photos of partygoers in the hottest nightspots, which he lost control of in a fight with his Chinese partner. Reeling from the loss, he ventured outside Shanghai to open a boutique hotel in Moganshan, a scenic protected spot, but that venture’s profit failed to live up to expectations.

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