Outsourcing Dr. King to China?

Looks like there’s some controversy (for example in the The Gibson Report posting of 27 August) bubbling up about the awarding of the contract to a Chinese sculpture for the main piece for the MLK Memorial in Washington, DC. I guess from an objective level it also raises interesting issues about best outsourcing practice, especially as in this case the raw material (Chinese granite) as well as the specialized labor all came from China.

Sculptor Lei Yixin
Photo credit: John Harrington

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