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The Resource Chinatown : an attempt at globalization in Sweden, (electronic resource)

Chinatown : an attempt at globalization in Sweden, (electronic resource)

Label
Chinatown : an attempt at globalization in Sweden
Title
Chinatown
Title remainder
an attempt at globalization in Sweden
Title variation
Kineserna Kommer
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
CHINATOWN An Attempt at Globalization in Sweden. A film by Ronja Yu. Kalmar is a small town in the south of Sweden, facing problems of unemployment and a dwindling population. It really needed an economic boost. The local authorities signed an agreement with an ambitious Chinese businessman, Luo Jingxing, who planned to set up a commercial center in Kalmar. Here is an ideal globalization project, that unfortunately did not work out as envisioned. This amusing and relevant film shows the problems that emerge when the tigers of the developing world try to expand into Europe. The inhabitants of Kalmar prepare happily to receive their new neighbors. But the Chinese construction workers are told by their boss "you don't spit on the ground in Sweden." There's the strict Swedish Health and Safety Inspectorate, which clashes with the Chinese desire to get things done fast. Swedish safety officers will not allow the Chinese to work without the proper work shoes. The workers laugh with bemusement. The Chinese wanted to start building before getting their permits. The project pitted Chinese raw capitalism against Swedish bureaucracy. In the end, the center failed, money disappeared, and both sides lost out. The harsh reality of the cultural clash defeated this vision of globalization. 48 min. IDFA, Amsterdam 2011
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yu, Ronja
Runtime
48
Series statement
Filmakers library online
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese
  • Globalization
Target audience
general
Label
Chinatown : an attempt at globalization in Sweden, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1684834
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2013)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1684834/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (48 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209632
  • (OCoLC)840840867
Video recording format
other
Label
Chinatown : an attempt at globalization in Sweden, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1684834
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2013)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1684834/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (48 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209632
  • (OCoLC)840840867
Video recording format
other

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