Commonwealth National Podcast

China 20/20: How Western Business Can and Should Influence Social and Political Change in China

Michael Santoro, Associate Professor, Business Ethics, Rutgers Business School

Drawing on personal interviews, documentary sources and almost two decades of visits to China, Santoro assesses the role of multinational corporations in China’s social and political development. Hear how moral integrity (or lack of it) by Western business is having a profound impact on whether economic privatization and growth usher in greater democracy and respect for human rights in China.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on March 15, 2010.