and i'm stuck on the second section. what the assignment is, is we have to pick a specific profession or area within our field of study. mine is fashion merchandising, lots of business courses and marketing courses. i was going to try and do something in the marketing field but my professor claimed i was making it too hard and pretty much picked my topic for me. i go to a design school so the topic of knock-offs has been totally played out with the professors, but if that's what he wants i'll give it to him. so anyway, we have to pick a global trend that is affecting my industry and profession in a particular country. my country is china as it seems most counterfeit fashion items are exported from china. however, i need to pick a specific case study within that country. here is what my guidelines say: this section will analyze the impact of your global trend on your profession as it is practiced in your country of choice. depending on your professional field and the country you are examining, your case study my focus on a) the impact of your global/regional trend on your profession as a whole throughout the country, or b) the impact of your trend on one specific corporation, industry or organization in that country, or c) the impact of your trend on the activities of one practitioner of your profession in that country as an example to the class he used my trend and my country and said an example of this section would be finding a particular instance where the chinese government caught or prosecuted counterfeiters in the act. i have been searching but not having much luck. anyone have any suggestions or know of any good articles off hand? TIA.