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CHINA: A Market Entry Brief and 3 more!
We’ve been working with our friends over at Perfect You on a really cool new startup business model. This model aims to help reverse trends that have led to 2.1 billion overweight or obese people, 5 million deaths from diabetes … Continue reading
We help lots of Western firms get started in China and with various aspects of China market-entry. ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) is a question that comes up frequently with our US-based clients. Our offer is “turnkey” meaning that … Continue reading
If you are or are considering exporting or importing products or services related to military or defense into or out of the United States, you are best advised to check the list of affected articles. The list of affected items … Continue reading
ITAR is the International Traffic in Arms Regulations issued by the US Government. ITAR is administered by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) of the US State Department. After reviewing our Part 1 and Part 2 articles you may … Continue reading
Many companies are of course doing business in China or are contemplating doing so. But how many are approaching the challenge in the optimal manner?
Confucianism is a Chinese ethical and philosophical system developed from the teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius, who opened a school and cultivated many students based on the education method of “encouraging.”
Guanxi, in very general terms, refers to the “personal network of relationships” between people. Most importantly in the above phrase is the word “personal.”
The concept of mianzi (reputation or “saving face”) has long been in the blood of Chinese people, but even so, there are different opinions about its value.
In this part of the series we’ll discuss practical application and working with the strengths and within the limitations of Confucian culture.