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Companies alone cannot hope to force social change

Recent saga of the NBA's run-in with Beijing keeps firms from making straightforward decisions.

It's now harder for firms to do business in both democracies and hardline states.

IT WAS a tough week for US companies doing business in China. Tiffany cancelled an ad campaign because the model had a hand over her right eye, prompting critics in China to complain it looked like she was supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

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