Guanxi

Grab Those Red Envelopes – On WeChat!

WeChat is China’s #1 social media app, and a great place to give gifts and maintain relationships. In this article, you’ll learn the basics of gifting Red Envelopes on WeChat, and why it’s such an important tool for foreigners living and working in China.

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Are Relationships Predestined? They are in China!

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.

China Expat Survival Tips: Joining a Chinese Company

The office culture of many companies in Mainland China can cause stress and worry for the unprepared Western expatriate. In order increase an expatriate’s chances of success and reduce the time required for cultural acclimation, it is a good idea to be aware of the basic elements at play within a Chinese office environment.

What is Guanxi – Relationships in China

What is guanxi? Why are relationships so important in China? In this article several key aspects of guanxi are explained to help the average Westerner understand the role that relationships play in business in China, as well as how to build effective and long lasting relationships with the Chinese.