Never before in history has any nation developed at the same rate as China has in recent years. On the surface of things, it appears to be a land of endless opportunity. Given the huge population, China will have the worlds largest number of millionaires and billionaires in the very near future. But, beneath this seductive exterior lies a set of non-tariff-based barriers in the form of business practices and regulatory requirements that impede the actual appropriation of those opportunities by foreign entities at almost every step of the way.
Bob Li is the Director of Strategic Planning for Data I/O. After his early years in Asia and China, Bob was educated in the United States (Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering, PhD Electrophysics), and stayed on to work in a career that began in teaching and research, eventually migrating into technical management, general management and management consulting in high-tech companies.