Posted by: Susanne Cannon | July 30, 2010

Shanghai business meetings–July 15

Started off the day with a briefing on how the State of Maryland maintains a presence in Shanghai. Interesting transition from the days they were trying to sell into China to the days where they are looking for foreign investment into Maryland.

Had a great briefing by Steven McCord who does research for JLL. Lots of insight into the market.

Finished up the business day at GE Research park. Had a tour of the facility and then a briefing by Ying on the vagaries of doing business in China. Sounds like the old Mr. China days are still here. Contracts never close, everything is negotiable, we are just waiting to have our technology stolen from us, etc.

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