The inagural China Australia Economic Leaders forum was held in Sydney on the fifth day of the Lunar New Year, which is the day to meet and celebrate with the God of Wealth and herald a year of good fortunes.
Tim Wang, Belimark Australia (Baidu’s official agent), Gang Peng, Economic and Commercial Consul of Consulate General of PRC, and Stacey Martin, NAB Asia Ambassador welcomed the Chinese investor delegation to the forum. The audience included local businesses with investor ready projects and expert panelists who provided first-hand experience and information on the Australian investment landscape. The event also received coverage in the Chinese media. Continue reading Bridging business between China & Australia→
Janey Lee, Executive Director of NiHao Global in China, spoke at the Sydney Expat Advisors Community event in February. She discussed Chinese philosophies, communication differences between east and west, and provided some insights into doing business effectively in China. You can view the PowerPoint presentation here.Continue reading Culture, Language and doing business in China→
I first met Geoff Baker and Helen Zhang in January 2013 at the Think Global forum day in Hong Kong as part of my first Asia delegation. Having been there for almost a week I’d wished someone had told me to read the book before the trip! I loved the stories they shared, especially the protracted meetings and entertainment that goes along with doing business in China. For those that don’t drink (or want to stay alert!) you can have a drinking delegate to keep up with the toasts – could be a popular job in Australia as well!
Check out this article from 2015 delegate and business friend Peter Black. The book Inside the Chinese Mind can be downloaded from Amazon.
For anyone doing business, working with or sharing experiences with people originally from China, I highly recommend this book as an essential, well laid out and easy to read fast track guide to start to understand the many centuries of influences on the current culture which has shaped the Chinese people.
Some key concepts which are covered in the book, with the Chinese terms well described, include: