Archive for January, 2020
Introducing Pronounce Mandarin – The Easy Way

Introducing Pronounce Mandarin – The Easy Way

What are the basics you need to communicate with Chinese people?

When communicating with  Chinese it is crucial that non-Chinese speakers can at least pronounce their Chinese contact’s names correctly.  Also being able to say a few useful Mandarin words and phrases will impress your Chinese contacts and in turn give you confidence. Making a good...

Chinese New Year – Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year – Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year – Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year commences on January 25th 2020 and is the Year of the Rat. This celebration is also known as the Spring Festival. Chinese New Year is the longest public holiday in China. Employees have seven to 12 days holiday, and some of the factory workers...

The importance of ‘feng shui’ in the Chinese business environment

The importance of ‘feng shui’ in the Chinese business environment

Feng shui 風水 is an ancient art that originated in China over 3,000 years ago. In literal translation, ‘feng’ means ‘wind’ 風 and ‘shui’ means ‘water’ 水. According to Chinese philosophy, when things are placed in the appropriate environment the feng shui of a space creates a positive energy, and in turn there is harmony...

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