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To Bribe Or Not to Bribe, That is The Choice

To Bribe Or Not to Bribe, That is The Choice

By Mariska Stevens In a shady expat bar, lurking on his expat whisky, brawling on his business successes, he explains: Oh, yes, well you know, it is all about guanxi and knowing how to approach with a good stack of money, oeps, hips, excuse me, I mean relational gifts...

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Chinese or Foreign; That is the Question

Chinese or Foreign; That is the Question

“Chinese companies focus on too many products at the same time!” He gazed over the top of the bar as if the far end signified how far away China is. “I know all about China”, he continued,” We were talking about the province of Ningxia and I could not really link his...

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Key to Success in China: Leave your Bible and Gun Behind

Key to Success in China: Leave your Bible and Gun Behind

Key to Success in China: Leave your Bible and Gun Behind Currently in the Netherlands they showcase big resentment to the outside world trying to dictate the rules on behaviour. The ancient annual national holiday celebration Sinterklaas has aroused many complaints...

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Guanxi

Guanxi

Grizzled foreign business veterans insist you need it, Chinese entrepreneurs boast they have it, and deal makers claim they can help you get it. In China guanxi makes the world go round: securing a business license, landing a distribution deal or even finding that...

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What happened in the year 1421?

From 1421 to 1423, during the Ming Dynasty of China under Emperor Zhu Di (朱棣) the fleets of Admiral Zheng He (鄭和), commanded by the Chinese captains, discovered Australia, New Zealand, the Americas, Antarctica, the Northeast Passage; and circumnavigated Greenland.

Due to this endeavour we can conclude that “1421 is the year that the Chinese discover the world”.