Chinese culture and society have long been one of my interests, and it’s been fascinating to observe how the country has developed over the past 20 plus years. I’ve also been working in the Chinese high-tech sector for several years,… Read More ›
Names are extremely important to the Chinese, and learning how to pronounce them and their meanings is an excellent way to begin engaging more with Chinese friends, colleagues, and partners. In this article I go over five key reasons we need to stop constantly asking for English names from the Chinese.
Are you hoping to launch a career in China? Thought about teaching English on the side during your search? Take a look at this post to learn how teaching English in China might leave you with a sour taste in your mouth.
As of May 2014, I, Sean Upton-McLaughlin, have officially relocated to Shenzhen to continue my work with Chinese companies and executives, this time with a multinational Chinese firm in the ICT sector. From this new location I will continue to… Read More ›
Are relationships predestined? The Chinese think so. The term “Yuan Fen (缘分)” refers to the the idea of fate bringing certain people together, and can be used to describe both business and romantic relationships. In this article learn the key issues behind the concept of Yuan Fen (缘分), and how the local Chinese view this important term.