Jerome A. Cohen pioneered the study of Chinese law in the United States. He met with Zhou Enlai, trained Chinese officials and helped American firms set up in China. Now, even at 90, he presses Beijing on its human rights record.
When one of the biggest fast food brands in the world spun off its China operations, naysayers warned it would miss out on massive growth potential. But the setup’s success since could serve as a reality check for U.S. companies.