Find out what corporate HR did not tell you
Author: Ken Zhong Y.X ISBN: 981-05-1317-8
China is now one of the largest economic powerhouse in the world!
In a few short years after Deng Xiao Ping liberalized the Chinese
economy in 1989, China has raced from a third world country to
jostle for position as one of the world's most influential
the tremendous growth of HAIER, now one of the
top ten electronic powerhouse, or Legend Computers (renamed
Levono Computers ), now owner of IBM Worldwide Personal Computer
Division or TCL, now exporting plasma television,
washing machines and refrigerators to almost every country in
magazine starts Yr 2007 with cover story: "Dawn
of a New Dynasty - China takes on the world"
you aware of the enormous impact Mainland China will
have on the world's politics and economy in the coming
comprehensive China Guide if you are....
to learn and understand Chinese business and social culture
Mainland China for business or social purposes
to do business with Mainland Chinese
up a job offer in China
your expatriate spouse in China
to tour or travel to China in a group or individually
keen student of China's rich history and culture
for or already in a job posting to China
for the China Summer Olympics 2008
or already teaching English in China
curious about the Mainland Chinese and their way of life
spending one night in China
need a copy of Posted to China - Find out what corporate
HR did not tell you! Written and compiled from Year
1997-2005, revised and updated in Year 2007. Includes 6 pages
of exclusive photographs!
China welcomes you! Once
they get the spelling correct....
your reasons....You cannot ignore China!
cannot ignore China! Whether you are sitting at home
watching news on TV or pondering about the next economic wave,
you simply cannot ignore China, a nation that has:
fastest economy that grows at an average of 5-10% year on year
largest and most hardworking population in the world
population that is hungry for knowledge, education, wealth and
population that is getting richer and richer and prepared to
the prestigious Summer Olympics in Year 2008
the World Exposition in Year 2010
of our readers wrote in...
I wished I had learned about
your ebook before I landed in China. It's still
not too late though....I find it extremely
useful even after having been in China for
four months! I have printed it out and kept
it handy on my desk!
Arrived in China 2008
China Communism or Capitalism?
your answer, you are right! China is in a most interesting
position right now; it is a capitalist butterfly emerging
from it's Communism coccoon and hence will show characteristics
typical of either era. This can be fascinating;
as well as frustrating for someone new to working or
living in China!
Is this the real
China? (Pictures taken in China Yr 2005-2006)
Or is this the
real China? (Pictures taken in China Yr 2005-2006)
to know China - first hand!
your reasons, China is a new global and economic power that you
cannot ignore. You can start reading thick textbooks
or journals to learn more about China or you can find out FIRSTHAND
through an easy and light-hearted manner from the ebook written
by an ex-China expatriate.
days of the western business dominance or cushy expatriate positions
are over! Today, you are most likely to transact business -
on Chinese terms - or accept a China posting -
on Chinese terms!
you need someone to give you the basics of living in China -
on local terms and living amongst the Chinese population.
you are away from the main cities such as Beijing and Shanghai;
or away from the main tourist resorts such as the Great
wall of China, Tiananmen Square, known
for the 1989 student protests led by activists such as Chai
Ling, or Temple
of Heaven, Beijing, you will need to eat, travel and
move side by side with the Chinese.
need to understand how the Chinese think, behave and
react. This is extremely useful if you are working in
China or doing business with the Chinese. In fact, the Chinese
was a wise saying "Know the enemy, know thyself; a hundred
battles, a hundred victories."
other words, to know your "enemies" (as in Chinese
business partners, business competitors, suppliers, vendors,
colleagues etc), you will need to understand how they think even
before coming in contact with them.
each Mainland Chinese buys an extra pair of rubber sandal,
the world will run out of rubber trees!"
you realise the impact China will have on the world's
these questions bugging you?
Get your questions about China answered from the ebook!
anyone tell you that the Northern and Southern Chinese can
be different culturally? Learn some of the differences and
watch out for cultural pitfalls in China! (Pg 14)
is never nice to be sick away from home. Learn about what
to look out for when visiting a Chinese clinic or hospital
if you happen to fall sick. Find out what are the options
for Western doctors or Chinese alternative medicine. (Pg
there a cultural difference between the Chinese in China,
Taiwan, HongKong, Singapore and even American Born Chinese(ABC)?
If you are from USA, Europe or Australia, you may not know
the difference but we tell you the differences in Pg
the Chinese still poor in the English Language? Check the
answer and you may just be surprised! (Pg 31)
China on business? Learn about China's social and business
entertainment etiquette and avoid looking and sounding like
a fool! We share with you the Chinese business etiquette
for business meetings and dinner banquets in China (Pg
loves a bargain. Learn how to buy things as cheaply as the
Chinese in the streets and avoid being cheated in China (Pg
to watch out for Chinese street cheats and how to avoid being
conned by them (Pg 44)
Chinese home are small and they seldom invite a guest over.
It is indeed an honor if you are invited to a Chinese home.
Learn how to be a graceful guest and what right gifts to
bring. (Pg 46)
home ownership is now opened to foreigners. To rent or to
buy a house in China? We show you the options availabe and
you can decide (Pg 50)
to visit a bank in China? Learn tips on how to avoid a long
wait at the bank (Pg 56)
the Chinese Guanxi (Personal Network) really critical to
survival in China? (Pg 59)
the internet widely available in China? What are your options
for email and internet in China offices, hotels and homes? (Pg
do Chinese men always grip a pouch under their armpit? Solve
this bugging mystery (Pg 72)
travel with the local Chinese. Learn about local bus, train
and ferries options (Pg 78)
Culture Shock in China!
book, Posted to China - Find out what the HR Manager
did not tell you , is a fascinating read and will:
you learn about Mainland China of today
what is it like to live and work in
and understand about Chinese social and business culture
your culture shock - if you intend to travel, work, study,
do business or live in China
book is written in a light manner, without stuffy academic
prose, and are experiences gleaned from working and
living closely with the Chinese in small to medium Chinese cities.
Chapter is bursting with local knowledge
Quick Geographical Facts
First Impression: Communism or Capitalism?
China is not homogenous
First Touch With Bureaucracy
from Unpleasant Discoveries:
learned to wind up the glass panel whenever I am
in the back seat of a taxi. What happens is that
a taxi driver may lean out anytime and hrrr....ptui...
The wind and momentum may sometimes carry the spittle
into the back seat. After a couple of ‘wet’ experience,
I will never forget to wind up the back glass panel.
Social and Business Entertainment
from Social and Business Entertainment
some Chinese companies, being able to hold liquor
well is a pre-requisite towards getting and keeping
a sales job. Many applicants for sales or PR jobs
will even list down their capability to drink as
one of their core assets in their personal resumes!
Crises in China
Watch the Money
Away from the city
Be a good guest
Be a good host
from The Law
Caucasian colleague was also detained when he was
found hiking in a nearby forest with his Chinese
girlfriend. We were stationed near a forested area
and not too far away were army and naval bases. He
and the girl were taken away under AK-47 armed escort
and it took a while before the office managed to
resolve the matter and collect them safely from the
Working in China
Bringing family over
Plug it in
Cost of Living
Cook it right
from Going Online
can get cable and xDSL internet access to your home
at very low prices. Mobile phone of every price and
usage plans exist, ranging from city to state to
national to international coverage and various large
telecommunication companies fight and vie for your
Men with leather Pouches under their armpit
Tea or coffee
Inter Town Transport
Take a holiday
from Take a holiday
can experience the world within China today. There
are good ski slopes in Harbin, white sandy beaches
in Hainan Island, exotic tribes in Yunnan, 19th century
European settings in Qingdao, F1 formula races in
Shanghai and green, green pastures in Inner Mongolia.
About the Author
is a comprehensive on-the-ground guide book you must have -
if you really want to know the real China!
author has spent many years living and working with the Chinese. He
admires them greatly for their energy, resolution, hard work
and creativity. However, it is also a country that had
evolved recently from a closed and centrally planned economy
and hence, still bear some differences between their way of life
and those of industrialized countries.
book is filled with first hand practical experiences written
in an easy and light-hearted manner. You get insights
and observations that no corporate HR could have possibly been
able to tell you. Real advice that will come in practical
and useful once you are away from the big cities of Shanghai
and Beijing. China has hundreds upon hundreds of smaller
cities trying to be the next Shanghai. What if you need
to live, work or do business in one of these cities?
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