China: Business

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Management Practices
For the best part of the last century, the Chinese government held such a firm grip on industry and commerce that Western-style managers were non-existent in China. There was no…
Overview
China presents both vast opportunities and frustrating impediments for foreign companies and businesspeople. Lured by the prospect of huge market opportunities, numerous companies are seeking ways to develop business relationships…
Business Culture
China's business culture is heavily entwined with its evolving economic system and with a centuries-old tradition of complex interpersonal relationships and Confucian principles. Two things stand out in China when…
Technology
As part of its economic transformation, China is taking advantage of new business and communications technologies. In telephone communications, for example, China is leapfrogging over older terrestrial-based systems and opting…
Local Companies
Generally speaking, China has four types of economic organizations -- state-run businesses; state-run and family-run farms; urban and rural collectively owned industrial enterprises, which operate under the watchful eye of…
Foreign Companies
Enormous challenges continue to face foreign companies seeking a presence in China. But the rewards can be great too. The prospect of a burgeoning consumer market, and of an increasingly…
Workforce
With 1.2 billion people, China has a huge workforce, and it's becoming better educated, more mobile, and more diverse all the time. But the main attraction of the workforce is…
Women in the Workforce
China's constitution guarantees gender equality in all aspects of life, including employment. In fact, women in China do all sorts of work done mostly by men in many other cultures:…
Work Ethic
Describing the work ethic in China is a complicated matter, and single explanations never quite hit the mark. Chinese outside China, notably in Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Thailand, are known…
Typical Workday
The typical workday varies considerably depending on the part of China you're in and the industry you're dealing with. Generally speaking, business and government offices are open from 9:00 am…
Networking
China is a relationship-based society, so having a good understanding of cultural nuances is vital if you want to get the most out of your personal and business interactions in…
Business Interactions: Greetings
You're likely to find your business associates are mostly friendly, welcoming, and keen to build productive relationships. That said, certain aspects of their behaviour will sometimes appear unfamiliar and difficult…
Business Interactions: Business Cards, Business Environments
Business cards, or name cards (ming pian), as the Chinese call them, are a vital component of business interaction. You really can't do business in China without them, so make…
Meetings: Setting Up Meetings
The Chinese like to be as prepared as possible for business meetings, so try to set them up well in advance. If you're already in China, two weeks' notice is…
Meetings: Seating Etiquette
In very formal meetings, all participants are seated in order of rank, with interpreters behind the most senior members of the team. On the whole, you'll find the seating arrangements…
Meetings: Expectations, Conclusion
After the initial small talk has given way to business, most of the conversation is likely to take place between the principal people on both sides. Chinese meetings tend to…
Functional Roles: Hierarchical Structure
The Chinese take hierarchies very seriously, and this is reflected in their corporate structures and in many aspects of Chinese business etiquette. The most senior person enters the room first,…
Functional Roles
The hierarchy of each company depends on its size, although it's fair to say that private enterprises are generally closely held and operate under very centralized control. Chinese companies tend…
Managing Locally
There's no doubt that the more you know about Chinese culture, the more successful you'll be as a manager. Armed with a basic understanding of Chinese values and beliefs will…
Developing Trust
The Chinese believe that deals reflect the relationships behind them, so that building trust with business associates will be very important. Use any contacts you have to grease the wheels…
Developing Trust: Example
There's a Chinese proverb that's worth remembering: Qiu tong cun yi, which translates as "to seek common ground while respecting differences." This is the key to developing trust in China.
Tendencies in Risk Taking
The Chinese demonstrate a complex attitude when it comes to risk taking. While an entrepreneurial spirit is flourishing, an entrenched bureaucracy still puts up numerous barriers. This contrasts with Chinese…
Negotiating: Two-Phase Process, Saving Face
Make no mistake: Negotiating with the Chinese can be tough -- and very time-consuming. You'll need lots of patience, flexibility, and creativity. In many Asian countries, the aim of negotiations…
Negotiating: Tactics
The Chinese use several key tactics while negotiating. For example, it's not uncommon for them to switch negotiators and to change the terms of a deal after long periods of…
Business Correspondence
If you're doing business in China for any length of time, you'll become quite familiar with the protocol associated with Chinese business correspondence. A lot of corporate communication takes place…

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