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China Trade

Noah talks to Debora Spar, a Harvard Business School Professor who teaches a course on managing international trade and investment, about Microsoft's problems doing business in China. The company decided to invest there after China signed onto the treaty to respect intellectual property in 1992. Despite the treaty, six years later pirating of the company's software has actually increased. Spar questions whether, given Microsoft's experience, it can reasonably be expected that China will abide by rules set by the World Trade Organization.

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