by Scott Foster
"There is a mentality in Western countries that the master will starve once he teaches his student his skills."
- Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China and General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (Trivium Daily, April 19, 2018)
"There will be a big amount of work to do in the next three years because as the world runs faster thanks to the internet economy, the old successful rules can be overturned. If we don't keep moving forward, we will be eliminated."
- Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn) Chairman Terry Gou, speaking to employees about his plans to increase investments in the IoT, AI, and automation (Bloomberg, February 11, 2018)
"No Western company or brand is better positioned to evolve with the rapidly expanding Chinese middle class - and we continue to mindfully evolve a coffee culture in China where the reward will be healthy, long-term, profitable growth for decades to come. We are committed to long-term investment in China."
- Starbucks President and CEO Kevin Johnson, speaking in Shanghai (Starbucks press release, May 16, 2018)