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Chinese Values: Values Thinking is Not Enough in American businesses in China

When I go to Western businesses in China, I am often struck by the mishmash culture that companies have put together. In pursuit of perfect resumes, they have forgotten that they need everyone to be on the same team.  I see companies talk about cultural fit when they hire someone. However, this might mean “they […]

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Chinese People Are All Trained Politicians

Chinese People Are All Trained Politicians

Paul Wang is my General Manager, and one day we were talking about business culture and problems therein. Paul said, “Jim, Chinese people are all trained politicians.” I was shocked by what he said. I felt there was often a lack of transparency in Chinese people, but I never had put that together in that way. […]

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Why Do US Companies in China Make Bad Hires?

Bad hiring by US companies in China is epidemic. Let me explain, and yes, it is not just US companies doing this.  Western companies in China often know how to find out if a candidate has a strong enough mechanical engineering background. However, they do not know how to assess if the candidates are honest, […]

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