continue this trend, further cutting the number of governmental approvals and improving efforts to serve business people. W

hy? According to Li, delivering good services is what a government is meant to do. This will leave companies mo

re time doing business and less time wrapped up in red tape. My family members doing business here will co

ntinue to directly benefit and since time is money, the improvements should go directly to their bottom lines.

When listening to Premier Li, I thought of something we hear often

in the West: That the two Chinese characters for “crisis” come from those for “danger” an

d “opportunity”. As an eternal optimist, I choose to see the many opportunities that were presented.

Harvey Dzodin is senior fellow at the think tank Center for Chi

na and Globalization, and is a former legal advisor in the Carter Administration.

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