Christopher Ondaatje

The One About the Chinese Condom Factory

Mr China

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THE IDEA OF China has always exerted a pull on the adventurous type. There is a kind of entrepreneurial Westerner who just can’t resist it: red flags, a billion bicycles and the largest untapped market on Earth.

This is an amazing story. It is also true; and, as everyone knows, people in the investment business hardly ever tell the truth – or not the whole truth, anyway, and certainly not about failure.

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