Interesting. Reading between the lines, it sounds like they’ve come to the conclusion that being a backward shithole isn’t good for business.
Problem is, though, just changing laws doesn’t necessarily change the culture. It’ll be interesting to see how this pans out in practice. I reckon what they need is a public-education campaign, like the cute posters the Taiwan government used (successfully) to promote more considerate driving behaviour. Cartoons of women being beheaded for adultery featuring taglines about cultural learnings of America for make benefit glorious nation?