Business Etiquette and Protocol in China

Relationships & Communication The Chinese don’t like doing business with companies they don’t know, so working through an intermediary is crucial. This could be an individual or an organization who can make a formal introduction and vouch for the reliability of your company. Before arriving in China send materials (written in Chinese) that describe your company, its history, and literature about your products and services. The Chinese often use intermediaries to ask questions that they would prefer not to make…

What is need to bring with when you go to China?

China is a shopper’s paradise. But it’s a shame to spend time trying to pick up things you forgot on your packing list rather than in the markets cruising for treasure. Here’s a list of items that you may want to bring with you because you won’t be able to find them, or the brands will be limited, in China. Especially if you’re going to be off the beaten track, not spending much time in big cities with big expat…

Labour Law of the People’s Republic of China

Labour Law of the People’s Republic of China 中华人民共和国劳动法 Adopted at the 28th Session of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People’S Congress of the People’S Republic of China on June 29, 2007 and shall enter into force as of January 1, 2008 Chapter I  General Provisions Chapter II  Formation of an Employment Contract Chapter III  Fulfillment and Change of an Employment Contract Chapter IV  Dissolution and Termination of an Employment Contract Chapter V  Special Provisions Section 1  Collective…

What is HSK?

Brief Introduction HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi in Chinese Pinyin ) is the Official Chinese Proficiency Test. It’s an international standardized exam which tests and rates Chinese language proficiency. It assesses non-native Chinese speakers’ abilities in using the Chinese language in their daily, academic and professional lives. History  HSK test was launched in 1984. In 1991, the first HSK test was held outside of China. Since then, the HSK test centers have set up in China and countries all over the…

HSK Test Regulation

HSK Test Regulation 1. Test Time and Registration Time Hanban will publicize at the end of each year the schedule of Chinese test centers all over the world, and the test date of each center may be slightly different. Before the registration, please access to www.chinesetest.cn to see the schedule of each test center or consult the test center you are to choose. The beginning date of registration for each test shall be at least one month prior to the…

2014 HSK TEST DATES

  2014 HSK TEST DATES You may also need to know 2015 HSK Test dates What is HSK? How to register HSK test online HSK Test Regulations  

2015 HSK TEST DATES

2015 HSK TEST DATES  You may also need to know What is HSK? 2014 HSK Test dates How to register HSK test online HSK Test Regulations

How to bargain in Chinese language

When you go shopping in Chinese market, you must learn how to bargain with Vendors. Remember to act the part of a disinterested browser. Casually saunter up, keeping it slow and directionless, and indifferently ask for the price. Maybe even through in a slight criticism. The Bargain Skills I was never very good at bargaining.Every time girlfriends asked what I paid for a new jacket, which always happens here, I’d lie, offering up a third of what I actually paid.…

Doing Business in China

Business cards If someone hands you a business card, always take it with two hands. If you hand a business card to someone, make sure the writing faces the person to whom you are giving the card. Do not immediately put the business card away in your coat or wallet, keep it visible and in your hand. If you are seated at a table, keep the business card face up on the table. Planning / Making Schedules For the most…

How to deal with job interviews in China?

China’s economy is still growing and there are plenty opportunities for the right person to move up from a basic English teaching job to something more professional and better paid. Many expats find they have trouble breaking through into the higher level positions. Most of the better teaching jobs or professional positions require a face-to-face or telephone interview. Have attended many interviews both as an applicant and Employer, I have noticed that interviews in China pose certain problems. So let’s…