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Are The Kids Alright

March 16, 2007
They’re called the “little emperors,” but their burden is big. China’s 20-somethings are given that imperial nickname because so many of them are single children—the result of the country’s population control policies. Seen as spoiled at times, young Chinese nevertheless have big responsibilities both in their family lives and when it comes to the country’s future leadership ranks.
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The Too-Fast Track

March 16, 2007
China’s rapid economic expansion has revealed a paucity of leadership talent, prompting companies to elevate young managers who oftentimes lack the necessary tools but, regardless, are highly sought after by competitors and can change jobs almost at will.
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Why China Matters

March 9, 2007
China emerged from 50 years of communist rule to become the manufacturer to the world, as well as the planet’s fastest-growing economy. What happens with the development of China’s workforce is likely to influence the West—including the United States. In this multimedia special report, staff writer Ed Frauenheim explores why China matters to workforce management professionals worldwide.
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Vendors Fast Boat to China

March 9, 2007
Just as California in the mid-1800s was known as “gold mountain” to the Chinese, vendors of HR services with roots in the West see vast potential riches in today’s China and its tough leadership talent problems.
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