You are the CEO of a Canadian-Chinese joint venture that operates in China. Your Chinese partner is the People's Liberation Army (PLA). The PLA has built a sprawling network of businesses that do everything from raise pigs to run airlines and hospitals, mine coal, man- age hotels, and operate paging and cellular networks. As a business conglomerate, the PLA does business with international investors. Some argue that a large portion of foreign in- vestment going to China is with companies and cartels controlled by the Chinese military. Others argue that it's easy to read too much into the PLA's foray into business. They point out that there is little centralized coordination among the thousands of businesses with military affiliations. Some companies are run by retired officers, others by civilians.
As the CEO of the joint organization, do you have any ethical concerns about partnering with the PLA? If so, what are they? Suppose a clash between pro-democracy demonstrators and the PLA turns bloody. How would this turn of events affect business relations with your PLA partner? Are the ethical issues of partnering with the Chinese military any different from those that arise from exporting to China? Why or why not?
As the CEO of the joint organization, do you have any ethical concerns about partnering with the PLA? If so, what are they?
I have many issues with partnering with the PLA. For one, they are lawless, and all they love to do is provoke war in order to get their own selfish way. They will more than likely get the better end of the bargain that my company would as a whole. These individuals are communists, and all they would want to do is have world domination. Their hearts are not in the right place to make this work out well for both parties, but for it to get used for personal gain, ...
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