Archive for Chinese Culture

What Are Chinese People Like?

What are Chinese people like is an audacious topic, and one like I often want to tackle.   Having focused on recruiting since 1997, I dig in on these kind of topics. Each person in China is different. They have different personalities and different family and school backgrounds. Finally, they have different work experiences before they […]

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Chinese Morality – Something to Consider

Chinese Morality is on the table today. China is growing and will keep growing because the government is smart and capable to find a good path to keep things going. However, I wanted to send you this quote from Sinica. China’s lack of affordable housing, its food and air pollution, the country’s poor education system […]

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China 5000 Years Different than the West

China 5000 Years Different than the West

China 5000 years different indeed.  No one denies that, but many times companies come to China and do not know what those differences entail. Before I started my own company,  I worked for a company that helped US companies start factories in China. We had a matrix of many factors in helping the customer decide […]

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Confucianism, Daoism and Hiring Someone in China

Confucianism, Daoism and hiring in China are not usually topics to put together.  However, knowing the cultural backdrop for hiring someone in China is certainly valuable. Let’s look together and consider. The other Confucianist, Daoist countries after China are Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Vietnam. They all have their own flavor, but note […]

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Chinese and English Different Base – Culturally

Our standard English writing base comes from Shakespeare and the King James Bible. Chinese written language started to standardize due to Journey to the West, Dream of Red Chamber, Romance of Three Kingdoms and Water Margins. These works in China and America helped to standardize our common written languages as they were so fabulously popular. Journey […]

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Should We Accept All Chinese Cultural Differences?

Chinese Cultural differences should be respected when talking food preferences. What about differences in levels of honesty? Recently, we explained a lie on a resume to a client.  The client declined to go further even though the guy interviewed well. We heartily agreed to not move forward with this guy. Chinese Cultural Differences in Lying […]

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“We Chinese People Would Never Scam Like That”

I was at a trade show in Shanghai yesterday and started talking with a Chinese leader for a US company.  He said he had worked closely with and knew OSI Group and the scandal that had devastated them in China. He further said Western companies in China earn money with these same large US companies […]

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Chinese Mentality Contains Victim of History Plus

What are some common elements in Chinese mentality? Is China a victim of history?  Should China and Chinese people carry an underdog mentality into work or onto the world stage? Chinese Mentality Well it does and a recent research paper call Unmasking China’s Assertive Behavior in the Maritime Sphere helps explain. I paste a portion of […]

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