Most first time visitors to the grand old empire will without doubt find the Chinese mentality, culture, and not forgetting the food, exciting but also challenging and sometimes difficult to cope with. Considering the many differences between Chinese culture and the "western way to do it," the success of your business efforts in China may very well depend on how well you understand and get along with your Chinese counterparts. Insight in Chinese traditions and habits and careful preparations prior to any important meetings are essential, even for the experienced executive. In the following, please find some useful tips on how to do business in China and how to make a good impression on your Chinese counterpart. How to negotiate in China It is quite normal and very beneficial to bring your own Chinese interpreter when negotiating.
Academics at British universities are facing increased pressure from Chinese officials to portray the Communist Party in a positive light or risk having their visas revoked. Scholars who teach sensitive subjects related to China, such as politics, said they had been asked to tone down lectures or avoid controversial issues and feared that their access to fieldwork opportunities in China would be withdrawn if they failed to comply. One professor, who asked not to be named, said he was stripped of his visa for China after failing to speak positively of the Communist Party , depriving him of the chance to carry out vital on-the-ground research. In other cases, lecturers claim to have been approached by staff from the Chinese embassy in London via. Subscription Notification.
A trip to China can be exciting and eye-opening. The culture, manners, and social ideas might be quite different from your own. If you are interested in China, or are planning your China trip, take note of the following 10 things not to do in China. Unless you have a good reason, don't talk about death or mention that someone has died.