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Application Week 2 Notes and Assignment

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Application Week 2 Notes and Assignment: Assignment: Based on your reading of the "News Corporation in China" information found in the Management Focus section of Chapter 4 of your textbook, comment on the following statement and suggest ways that, in your opinion, may be effective to fight corruption and unethical activities: The governments and businesses in some countries are more honest than in others. Notes: In 1994, News Corporation excluded BBC news broadcasts from Star TV coverage in the region after it had become clear that Chinese Politicians were unhappy with the BBC’s continual reference to repression in China, and most notably, the 1989 massacre of student protesters for democracy in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. In a 1998 interview in Vanity Fair, Mr. Murdoch took another opportunity to ingratiate himself with the Chinese leadership when he describe the Dalai Lama, the exiled leader of Chinese – occupied Tibet, as “ a very political old monk shuffling around in Gucci Shoes.” On the heels of this in 2001 Mr. Murdoch’s son James, who was in charge of running Star TV, made disparaging remarks about Falun Gong, a spiritual movement involving breathing exercises and meditation that had become so popular in China that the Communist regime regarded it as a political threat, and suppressed its activities. According to James Murdoch, Falun Gong was a “dangerous”, “apocalyptic cult” which “clearly does not have the success of China at heart.
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