China Daily (Hong Kong) : 2019-01-11

BUSINESS HK : 11 : 10


CHINA DAILY | HONG KONG EDITION 10 | Friday, January 11, 2019 BUSINESS HK Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen applauds China’s rapid growth over the past 40 years as something that has never been seen before in human history. He tells Deloitte is proud to have played a part in this remarkable tale. If you’re genuinely passionate about and invested in the ideas you present, people can feel that and that feeling is contagious” Deloitte global CEO Deloitte Global CEO Punit Renjen believes that emotions do have a place in business and encourages people to show their humanness. Tremendous opportunity Technological advances The Governing Principles of Ancient China Editor’s note: This is an extract from The Governing Principles of Ancient China, based on 360 passages excerpted from the original compilation titled Qunshu Zhiyao, or The Compilation of Books and Writings on Important Governing Principles. Commissioned by Emperor Tang Taizong of the Tang Dynasty in the seventh century, the book contains advice, methods and historical notes on the successes and failures of the imperial governments of China. Today it continues to be relevant as a source of inspiration for self-improvement, family management and interpersonal relations. 243. 堯存心於天下,加志於窮民,痛萬姓之罹罪,憂眾生之不遂也。有一民飢,則曰此我飢之也;有一民寒,則曰此我寒之也;一民有罪,則曰此我陷之也。仁昭而義立,德博而化廣。故不賞而民勸,不罰而民治。先恕而後教,是堯道也。(卷四十三 說苑) Emperor Yao cared about all the people in the world, especially for the poor. He felt pain for the crimes and punishments suffered by his subjects, and he worried that people could not lead a good life. If there was one person starving, Yao would say: “It was me who had caused him to suffer from hunger.” If there was one person freezing in the cold, Yao would say: “It was me who had caused him to suffer from the freezing weather.” If there was one criminal, Yao would say: “It was me who had provoked him to commit the crime.” As Yao’s kindness and benevolence became apparent he also set the trend in upholding righteousness. His virtues were so far-reaching and extensive that people encouraged each other to do good things without expecting any reward, and the government was able to govern without using penalties to punish the people. As Emperor Yao demonstrated, a good leader will first forgive people’s mistakes and then seek to guide them to correct their mistakes through education. That was the statesmanship of Emperor Yao. Scroll 43: Wong Yuen-fai lamented that any major housing development would raise concerns among people living in the neighborhood about the strain on transportation and other facilities. Shuo Yuan

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