Blog: Leonie BarrieSuits you

Leonie Barrie | 23 July 2004

Our colleagues at Access Asia report that one of the major reasons companies commit horrendous mistakes in China is that they hear little snippets of information about problems, but then never follow up to see whether that problem was solved, went away or worsened.

Their latest newsletter offers an update on the power shortage now facing Beijing. This, it says, is "now so serious that electricity may be rationed to luxury hotels in a bid to conserve energy. Beijing may ask its big hotels to cut their power consumption by up to 20 per cent. Under the plan, electricity would simply be switched off once a hotel exceeded its quota. As was the case last year, shopping centres have also been instructed to cut back on air conditioning, escalators and lighting. So this summer expect the mall to be hot and your five-star hotel room possibly to be dark and clammy."

Another spin-off is "the official drive to discourage people from wearing suits." You have been warned!


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