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Working in Germany: An intercultural challenge for the Chinese
Chinese make up the largest group of foreign students in Germany. Many wish to get some business experience in the country after getting their degree and before they return to China. Which intercultural challenges are the Chinese presented with here and what is the best way to deal with them? We....
Working in China: Intercultural Challenges for Germans
Year after year Germans take a big risk and move to China for work. Some expatriates get along there just fine; maybe even spend a lifetime there. Others fail because they are unable to get used to the country, language or culture. Which factors are especially challenging in the intercultural exchange?
Collaboration between Germans and Chinese
It is often assumed that having mastered the classic “Do’s and Don’ts” is enough to have career success in another country. If as a Chinese person you have mastered German table manners, or if as a German in China you can present your business....
Avoid culture shock!
A phase of euphoria in the first weeks in your new home is often followed (especially during longer stays abroad) by a small crisis where you feel out of place, misunderstood or alone - so-called "culture shock". Some tips can aid in avoiding this....
Getting self-Promotion in China
Mr. Schmidt is an employee from Europe who has been living in China for two years now and has been doing quite well. Mr. Schmidt is working for one of the country’s oldest and most traditional consumer product manufacturers in China. He has....