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InHolland lecture April 2010 by A. McWhirter

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This Guy

Taiwan 2002 to 2005

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This Guy

Chongqing 2007 to 2008

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This Guy

Chongqing 2008 to Present

our clients

Our Clients

We provide service to various multi-national enterprises all over China in order to make the relocation in China fast and efficient. Nearly every foreign company in China relies on a large amount of foreign staff. For that reason, high quality relocation service is particularly helpful for them to start their role in the new team as fast as possible.

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Chengdu Presents

  • Corporate and Networking Events in Chengdu
  • www.chengdupresents.com

Connect CQ

  • An Association of International Entrepreneurs
  • www.connectcq.org
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Three Years

Five Companies

2 Networking Organizations

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Chongqing – Look Back

WWII – Wartime Capital

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Chongqing – Look Back

WWII – Wartime Capital

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It does not matter if the cat is

black or white;

As long as it catches the mouse

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Chongqing – Look Back

1980s China Opening Up

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Chongqing – Look Back

1997 Centrally Governed Municipality

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Chongqing

Look Forward

  • Central Business
  • District – Jiefangbei
  • Financial District
  • HSBC
  • CitiBank
  • Standard Chartered
  • Consulates
  • Canadian
  • British
  • Danish
  • Hungarian
  • Japanese
  • Head Offices
  • BASF
  • La Farge
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Chongqing

Look Forward

Central Business

District - Jiangbei

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Chongqing

Look Forward

Central Business

District – Nan’an

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Chongqing

Look Forward

  • New North Zone
  • Established 2002
  • Auto Park
  • Pollution Control
  • Export Trade
  • Ford
  • Volvo
  • Mazda
  • Iveco
  • Briggs and Stratton
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Chongqing

Look Forward

Two Rivers

Economic Zone

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Chongqing

Look Forward

  • High Tech Zone
  • IBM
  • HP
  • University Town
  • - 150,000 Students
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Chongqing

Look Forward

  • Bonded Free Area
  • First in Inland China
  • 8.37 square kilometers
  • 2015 Completion
  • - Water/Air/Rail
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Life as an Expat – Daily Life

It is the same…

In theory

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Life as an Expat – Business

Confucianism – Harmonious Relationships

Face/Mianzi – Reputation – Respect – Honor

Loss of face through actions

Given to others through compliments and respect

Developed through age and wisdom

Personal compliments to a third party

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Life as an Expat – Business

Meeting and Greeting

Body Actions

The Business Card Exchange

Building Relationships

Keep business relationships formal

Establish an intermediary

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Life as an Expat – Business

Drinking – Yes, it is part of the business culture

Learn how to drink properly

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Life as an Expat – Business

Gift Giving Etiquette

Not taboo

Don’t give money

Give something of beauty or worth

Give in front of witnesses

Hierarchy

1) The link between respect, responsibility and authority to status and gender

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Life as an Expat – Business

Guanxi – the basic dynamic in personalized networks of influence, and is a central idea in Chinese society

Encompasses everything from mianzi to hierarchy

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Life as an Expat – Difficulties

Language

Cultural Misunderstandings

Food (La Duzi)

Cultural Habits

Lack of support network

Crowds

Pollution

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Life as an Expat – Advice

  • Learn the language
  • Learn the culture
  • Study the history
  • Stop comparing
  • Climb that mountain
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Thank you

Adam McWhirter

13637726779

a.mcwhirter@maxxelli.netwww.maxxelli.netwww.maxxelli-blog.com