Christmas in China

Christmas in China

Over the last two decades Christmas has been steadily gaining popularity in China. In the larger cities, Christmas has been a big commercial success and a newly adopted festive tradition. Even though it has become popular, most people in China do not celebrate Christmas the same as people in the West celebrate this festival. This is...

The important of ‘face’ in the Chinese business environment

The important of ‘face’ in the Chinese business environment

The importance of ‘face’ is extremely relevant in the Chinese business environment. Chinese business people often help each other save ‘face’. ‘Giving face’ is a tool that is frequently used in creating new social connections.

A Chinese person’s reputation rests on how much ‘face’ he/she gains. It defines a person’s place in their social networks. ‘Face’...

Developing and maintaining ‘guanxi’ when negotiating in the Greater China Region

Developing and maintaining ‘guanxi’ when negotiating in the Greater China Region

In Chinese business culture the closest English translation for ‘guanxi’ is relationship. Building ‘guanxi’ is an important ingredient when doing business and negotiating with a Chinese people. In fact without some level of ‘guanxi’ it would be difficult to conduct business in the Greater China Region.

In the Greater China Region the lines between friends, business,...

Deceive the Dragon: Negotiating to retain power

Deceive the Dragon: Negotiating to retain power

Deceive the Dragon: Negotiating to retain power is Book Two of the series – The Dao of Negotiation. Leonie shares her unique knowledge of the 36 Chinese Strategies, which are derived from Sun Tzu’s – The Art of War. She has helped hundreds of business owners and executives understand how to do business with Chinese people and to...

Tame the Tiger: Negotiating from a position of power

Tame the Tiger: Negotiating from a position of power

Tame the Tiger: Negotiating from a position of power is Book One of the series – The Dao of Negotiation. Leonie shares her unique knowledge of the 36 Chinese Strategies, which are derived from Sun Tzu’s – The Art of War. She has helped hundreds of business owners and executives understand how to do business with Chinese people and...
‘Guanxi’ and negotiation

‘Guanxi’ and negotiation

The development and maintenance of ‘guanxi’ is important when negotiating and communicating in the Greater China Region . A popular saying in Mandarin is ‘friends before businesses’. The closest English translation for ‘guanxi’ is relationship. Relationship in Chinese culture means a business relationship, and carries the same importance as a strong friendship, marriage or partnership.

Building...

Lure the Tiger: Negotiating in confronting circumstances

Lure the Tiger: Negotiating in confronting circumstances

Lure the Tiger: Negotiating in confronting circumstances is Book Three of the series – The Dao of Negotiation. Leonie shares her unique knowledge of the 36 Chinese Strategies, which are derived from Sun Tzu’s – The Art of War. She has helped hundreds of business owners and executives understand how to do business with Chinese people...

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