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What Should a Chinese Employee Require from a Western Company?

What Should a Chinese Employee Require from a Western Company?

What Should a Chinese Employee Expect from a Western Company? In our previous article, together with Floor Nobels, we have been writing about the expectations and realities of what working for a Western firm is like as a Chinese employee. At the end of the article we...

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Leadership in China: Many roads lead to Beijing

Leadership in China: Many roads lead to Beijing

Your company has a major project, and you need to motivate your staff in order to reach the deadline of this project. In different countries, different leadership skills are required to successfully complete such an assignment as a manager. In your own country you...

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Manage Your Expectations

Manage Your Expectations

Or “Curb Your Enthusiasm” might have been another title for this article. It all depends on whether you are a glass-is-half-full-person or a glass-is-half-empty-person. Many companies we encounter are very enthusiastically about their plans of entering the market in...

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Famous Failures in China

Famous Failures in China

Doing business in China is generally perceived as challenging, especially for small business owners with budgets that require making choices. Should they pay for a market entry study to determine their market or pay for the translation of documents? Should they pay...

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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”.