Rereading Five Star Billionaire, and I found a line I highlighted last time.
China was at once lawless and unbending in its rules.
Tash Aw, Five Star Billionaire
Still so accurate.
The times you’ve lived in China, did you have a running joke with other expats along the lines of “This, THIS is a reason China will never take over the world” ?
It’s pretty easy to get jaded about business experts who swoop in and write exposés and make Pronouncements when you’re living in a Chinese backwater of 9 million.
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