As February 2020 opens, more than a billion people are huddling in their homes, uncertain of their collective fate. In walled off cities resulting from a general quarantine, the Chinese are being denied access to their greatest strength, each other. And there is no timeline...
I started Sylvester, Xu & Associates 18 years ago on the idea that, in a rapidly developing country the rules
would be more important, not less. Some guidelines would be necessary to control the chaos. And there
would be a need to teach all those lawyers.
And as a general matter, when countries join the UN and sign all those environmental and human rights
treaties, all that new stuff becomes law. In this case, it was China during a cultural and social revolution.
And as an academic of the law of those social changes, a third of my life passed from within Mainland China, trying to make as much sense of it as I could. Then to share what I learn as we go. So, I have been a kid in a candy store for a very long time.
Yet, after 15 years of 'living in a concrete box in the sky' as anyone who has ever lived in a high rise understands, it was time to experience nature again. So, my wife and I are scouting documentary film locations for a series of nature films for Chinese children.
In the meantime, our civilisation is having a conversation with itself. In response, Ella is opening our doors to assist in any way we can. She has been running my business for a very long time and I trust her judgement as much as I do my own.
She is the future. Building China. Supporting Civil Society. Right now...
4 February 2020
Sea of Cortez
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Almost 18 years ago, Sylvester & Associates came to life from inside Mainland China and is still thriving as an environmental and human rights firm supported by our corporate advisory and trustee work.