Lai Dai Corporation
Lai Dai has always advocated quality over quantity and their products have always been of the highest standard. Lai Dai has an energetic research program and rivals the great Ishukone in technological achievements.
The Lai Dai Corporation is the primary corporation that makes up the Lai Dai Megacorporation. While the megacorporation is involved in just about every aspect of business from starships to real estate to entertainment, the core Lai Dai Corporation conducts technology research and development and manufactures the products of its research programs. From its research programs and manufacturing lines, Lai Dai has produced some now common quality products.
The Lai Dai Corporation is politically part of the Patriot faction. The Patriot faction is lead by Kaalakiota Corporation and also includes Wiyrkomi Corporation. The political faction is chiefly concerned with the Caldari State's status versus the other interstellar empires economically and militarily and embrace their Caldari cultural heritage. As part of its political goal to make the State stronger economically, Lai Dai is the primary supporter of the School of Applied Knowledge.
In the wake of the May/June 110 reforms and liberation (or invasion) of Caldari Prime, the Patriot faction is concerned about the populism of Tibus Heth, but agree with many of the changes he has brought on and the liberation of Caldari Prime, albeit quietly.
Lai Dai's politics are not solely driven by its association with the Patriot faction. Lai Dai is heavily invested in both Amarr and the Khanid corporations. Lai Dai took advantage of the political alliance forged after the ending of the Caldari-Gallente War and invested in the Carthum Conglomerate and later Khanid Innovation, supplying both with an infusion of technological creativity needed to grow and reach their goals. This close relationship with the Amarr and Khanid mean that Lai Dai is unlikely to work against the Amarr in its interactions with the Caldari State as a whole. This some times results with the corporation having a conflict of interest concerning matters of the State and its normal political allies.
Lai Dai Corporation's research and development efforts have produced a multitude of products from cloning tubes to starships. Lai Dai ships favor a balanced mix of ship systems, making them very versatile but also less powerful when it comes to specific tactics.
- Caldari corporations
- Caldari Megacorps
- Caldari Corporate Factions
- Caldari Megacorporations
- The Caldari State
- Chronicle: State Factionalism: http://www.eveonline.com/background/potw/default.asp?cid=03-dec-01
- Document: Empyrean Age Political Overview
- News: CEP Debates Higher Tariffs, Cost-Cutting Measures: http://myeve.eve-online.com/news.asp?a=single&nid=1926&tid=6
- News: Lai Dai, CBD Corporation considering Further Foreign Investment: http://myeve.eve-online.com/news.asp?a=single&nid=1929&tid=6