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Subject:  EDU's Product? Date:  10/13/2007  6:40 PM
Author:  OuijaBoardPicks Number:  15 of 23

I'm a little confused about what EDU provides. My first impression was that it was an overall business education, but various posts keep referring to language skills. I hope that EDU is into business management education - China needs it! I recently read an article about business education in China. College students tend to pick artsy classes and arrive at the workplace unprepared. Chinese businesses expect students to arrive fully prepared and provide no education to the people they hire. Someone needs to train these youngsters, I hope it's EDU.

Back in MAO's day China was all about meeting quotas, or at least appearing to have met the quota, to avoid being executed. Now they need to catch onto quality control. Consumers don't want toxic toys or a DVD player that destroys your disk. I'm a big fan of commuting by motor scooter and did some research on Italian vs Japanese vs Taiwanese vs Chinese products. The Chinese scooters are as cute as other brands, and much less expensive, but quality control was an issue. The dealers were quite candid about their problems. One dealer informed me that he only carried a two models of his Chinese brand because their other models were unreliable. He also told me that he never know what he would receive when a crate arrived. Sometimes parts were broken or missing when he unpacked the bike and he had to wait for replacement parts to arrive before he could put the bike on display. I went to another shop and their were bikes in the showroom with broken mirrors. In the end I bought a Taiwanese scooter.

But I'm rambling. Point is - I hope EDU is in the business education business - cause, boy does China need it.
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