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Martin Pawley the lego rebellion in China

If you have ever wondered about the real reason for handing back Hong Kong to China, read on. It can be expressed in one simple phrase - Lego Wars. The battle began in 1983, when the big American toy maker, Tyco, decided to start manufacturing Lego-compatible building blocks in Hong Kong. Tyco's management and lawyers had convinced themselves that, because Lego's grip on the global toy building-block market was unshakeable, Tyco could only compete by selling a product that would fit ...

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