Archive for Government Issues

China Recruiting Transparency and the Cost to You

China recruiting transparency relates to the Chinese cultural situation, recruiters, and also your own ability to be clear.  China Transparency in the government sector according to Transparency International rates a 41.  100 is ideal and anything below 50 represents a serious corruption problem.  China ranks slightly worse than Tunisia, Lesotho, and Burkino Faso.  China ranks […]

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China Reform is Succeeding in 2013

China Reform is on, and this article finally explains it well. Not everyone could misunderstand the Chinese economy. China made Africa rich buying minerals over the last decade but that will wind down and the Developed Countries stand to make money as China becomes a consumer driven economy. Yahoo! put up a Reuters’ article that […]

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Business in China and Controlling Risks

Does Business in China have to be like this tightrope walker?  My friend, Kent Kedl, is Managing Director of Control Risks for Greater China. They very literally helps companies control risks in risky regions. Kent has a video at Asia Society that you can see here. In it he talks about complexity in doing business in China and […]

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GlaxoSmithKline and How to Hurt Yourself by Bad Hiring in China

Discussing ways to get thrown in jail in China, Dan Harris of China Law Blog had this to say among other comments: Much of the time what we are discussing is a plan to hire someone in China who is “really connected” and paying that person enough for them to exert their influence. See the […]

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Hurray! Reform over Breakneck Growth in China

Several articles have come out in recent weeks including this one.  Here is a quote from the article. “The plan is still to induce some short-term pain in exchange for long-term sustainability,” said Yao. “That is still the most sensible choice, but sure, they need to make some marginal adjustments to make sure the economy […]

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Three Differences about China & Chinese Culture as Compared to the West

We should not think that the China and Chinese culture should be like us and judge them wrongly for being different. Just listened to a talk by Martin Jacques.  It is really good. See it all here at Ted Talks. He gives a good picture of China’s importance to our future for good or bad […]

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Entering China: Get the Right People, Get the Right People, Get the Right People

Entering China is no picnic, but by focusing to get the right person up front, you can create a great path.  In a foreign country, you need, market, investment, legal base, property, culture. language, IP protection, etc… As China is completely different from the West. Almost everything you normally think will get you in trouble. […]

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You Might Not Imagine What Will Happen in China

In China, there is a lot that you might not imagine.  I was talking with some Western Sales Managers in China and they both complained of having Chinese Salesmen whose central focus is selling for their family’s company while working for their Western Company. They never imagined this would be a common problem. An American […]

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