Perhaps from both economic and political viewpoints, just for a moment, it would be beneficial to absorb the teachings of the legendary philosopher Confucius. His demenour an inspiration to mankind, but more so to a frustrated west, and perhaps the original cultural bridge across the East China Sea.
"a man's true value, monetarily or otherwise, lies not in his pocket, but within his mind".
These are indeed simplistic truisms, but at a time when real-politik has undermined relationships both across the oceans and across board room tables, it is only simplicity of word and deed that will instigate and reflect true progress.
At such a fractious time, investment-auto-motives hopes all those involved in protracted negotiations seek to utilise the true, often overlooked and under-valued, advantage of simplicity.