Archive for Chinese Culture

Deep Weaknesses in Relying on Interviewing in China

Interviewing in China is important and takes time. However, relying on expert interviewing is certainly not a plan in China. China Law Blog has a post up on suing in China. I paste my point of interest below. China’s arbitral bodies allow little to no discovery and they oftentimes do not even allow live testimony. […]

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Face in China and Consistently Successful Hiring

Face in China means that people tell you what they think you want to hear. Is that best for you? Have a look at Recruitment Agency China Needs Great Thinking. Face in China Illustrated Through Gates in China A generation ago when I was studying Chinese at a Chinese college I learned about gates. The […]

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China Demographics and Impact on the China Market

China Demographics are enlightening and worth knowing for anyone active in the China market. The problem is not too many babies for a 1.3 billion person country, but a huge shortfall in babies. See the Wikipedia Article for more thought. I also pasted some data below. United Nations, 2010 est of China population.:[6]     2020: […]

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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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Starbucks China: Adapting and Maintaining to Success

Though Luckin Coffee is losing money every month to try to undercut Starbucks on price, Starbucks China is still an amazing foreign retail success story, and I see two reasons. 1. They adapted to China and Chinese tastes. 2. They maintained their core values. One of their values is to be a good place to […]

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What Do Western Businessmen in China See?

Western businessmen in China often think more simply than Chinese people. Note this research discovery from 2005 that I have never forgotten. Shown a photograph, North American students of European background paid more attention to the object in the foreground of a scene, while students from China spent more time studying the background and taking […]

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Red Envelopes in China-a Sign We Need to Think More

Red Envelopes for bribery continue to be a part of the Chinese culture. In one aspect they signify a gap between the West and China.  China Law blog noted here how Chinese parents of sick children give money in red envelopes to surgeons to get them to do their best for their kid.  They think […]

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China’s Pollution – You Would Think America Never Had Pollution

China’s pollution is overblown.  Sure Beijing has bad days. Look at this US EPA article on America’s history of pollution here to start thinking about where the US was just a generation ago. In my mind, I see the 50″s as a great time in the US.  It was also a very polluted time and everyone […]

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