Foreigners are likely to encounter many degrees of culture shock when dealing with chinese for the first time. Of course not being able to speak or read Chinese always will result in a cultural shock for the average people business person. And will become dependent on chinese interpreters. Experiencing this cultural shock most of the…
I believe one critical step in the search of suppliers is : INSPECTION. Once production is finished and ready to be shipped, it is highly recommended to inspects goods, to avoid any surprises when receiving them at destination.
In Chinese businesses, the business card is very important, because it shows what business the person is attached to. Being a part of a larger group is important in Chinese culture.
“How to Make Great Businesses with the Power of Relationships in China”
In China, an important aspect of doing business is developing “Guanxi,” which is a network of relationships among various parties who can cooperate, exchange favors, and support each other in their business endeavors.