Archive for Chinese Culture

Doing China for Less Money and More Value

Doing China for less money is a dream and one way has short term success and another one long term. China is a top-down high power distance leadership culture. In Chinese SOE’s, usually the top leader is the only genius and holds all power while placing all blame elsewhere.  China has done this for generations. […]

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The Difficulty of No Chinese Ethical Base

A well known researcher, Yi Zhongtian ( 易中天) , in the Chinese government has a well known talk on Youtube where he lements the decline of Chinese ethics. He indicates that China has no Chinese ethical base, and so cannot hold the line on ethics.  Here is the English translation. He compares 3 great civilizations.  […]

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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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Covid-19 Triumph of the Pessimists – Hello China

Politicians and leaders feel the need to bring optimism to their organizations. Many books are written and power generally goes to the optimists. However, COVID-19 is the triumph of the pessimists. Everyone who has taken the microphone and announced a bright future has been humiliated or shouted down. The initial outbreak cover up in China […]

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COVID-19 China Recovering From a Big Hit

Since the end of January, China has been focused on killing off COVID-19. Shocking to see 1.4 Billion Chinese people in lock step to kill off the pandemic at its source. Let’s talk about the economic and cultural impacts. Economically. the effects have been devastating. China did roughly 50 days of social distancing and various […]

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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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Understanding Chinese Urbanization

Understanding Chinese Urbanization

Brooking put up a great study on Chinese urbanization that we should consider. The Chinese government loves that a famous Western economist said there are two big forces for global prosperity in this century. US technical innovation Chinese Urbanization So why is this a big thing? What does it have to do with doing business in […]

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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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