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how to plan successfully for your first business

How to Plan successfully for your first business trip to China, High End

Chinese English Interpreter Escorted Your China Business Trip Make

Your China Business Travel Successful

Day after day, economics news about China hit the headlines of international press. It

appears that no organization, company with international ambitions would afford not to be

in China as China become second large world economics

A large number of business people from abroad traveled to China to looking for business

opportunities, visiting suppliers, business partners, clients, interaction in China with

factory owners and other high-level personnel etc. Undoubtedly, an actual visit to the

country can help one to quickly ramp up relevant country knowledge and to even initiate a

profitable business relationship with a Chinese partner. However, if one does not prepare

for the trip carefully, a first-time visit can easily be turned into an unproductive and

wasteful exercise.

We show you tips on how to plan for your first business trip to China

Plan well before china visit

1. Ensure you have applied for a visa to travel to China

2. Change plenty of Reminbi notes as credit cards and US dollars are not widely accepted

3. Reserve hotel rooms and domestic air tickets ahead especially if travelling during

golden travel peak periods in China.

4. Prepare a small medical kit as you may fall sick from the local food or from too much

hectic travel

5. Have a handy English to Chinese phrase book as most Chinese do not speak nor

understand English

6. Get a useful business guide on insider guide to Chinese business culture

7. Prepare mentally that some parts of China will be crowded, noisy and dirty

8 Hire a qualified Chinese interpreter to escort you during china business trip

plan your schedule always plan well ahead where

Plan your schedule

Always plan well ahead.

Where possible, avoid planning any kind of travel on the three golden weeks in China;

1. Two weeks during Chinese New Year (Likely to be late January or early February each


2. The first week of May (May day holidays)

3. First week of October (National Day holidays)

These are weeks where every Chinese would also be on holidays. This create an

incredible crush on air, land and sea transport systems as well as hotels, restaurants and

tourist sights. Always plan for trips before or after the golden weeks and never during,

unless you don't mind being crushed by millions of Chinese on holiday as well.

If you are travelling to a particular city, do check that there is no major trade convention or

exhibition going on in that city. If you happen to travel during a major event, chances are,

you will not be able to get a hotel room or a plane ticket. Of course, if you are travelling

specially for that major event, than you will still need to go but do book early and be

prepared for jacked up hotel prices.

Some of these major Chinese conventions and exhibitions include the annual

Import-Export Fair in Canton, Fashion Fair in Dalian, International Investment Fair in

Xiamen, World Business Convention in Shanghai, Enterprise IT Fair in Beijing etc.

These exhibition and trade fairs would be a good place to pick up new business contacts,

suppliers and customers.

Landing at airport

chinese businessmen are very hospitable and most

Chinese businessmen are very hospitable and most of the time, they will insist on meeting

and picking you up from the airport if you have prior arrangements with your Chinese

business counterparts. Most major Chinese airports are at least one hour or more from

the city and hence, it is wise to advize your flight details and arrival time way before you

travel so that your Chinese counterpart can make early arrangements.

If there are no one picking you up from the airport, then make sure you have your hotel or

the business address of your business contacts readily available and preferably written in

Chinese characters before arriving in China.

If you have not booked a hotel, then approach the travel desk of the airport and book

directly at the travel desk. Prices are usually better than walk-in rate and there is usually a

complimentary ride to the hotel.

Otherwise, just join the taxi line and show the taxi driver your hotel name and address,

preferably again in Chinese characters. Taxis are meter regulated and taxi drivers are

generally not out to cheat by taking longer routes.

Private touts may approach you at the airport or your hotel. Avoid these touts at all cost

Plan your itinerary with your Chinese business counterpart

Plan your time wisely if you are meeting your Chinese business contacts or visiting

business premises. Business discussions in China tend to be at a slower pace than what

we are used to and often long lunches and dinners are part and parcel of a business


Hence, plan for twice as long as what you may normally expect that event to last. If the

business premise is not in town, be prepared for a few hours of driving as it would not be

surprising if the nearest industrial park or city is a few hours drive away.

If your Chinese counterpart do not have an in-house translator but depends on a part-time

translator, be prepared for atrocious translation and lost messages. Try to bring your own

translator or hire a qualified translator in China.

After work entertainment is considered part of the Chinese business culture and it would

be rude to turn it down. Be prepared to return to your hotel late every night with long

dinner, heavy drinking and a dose of karaoke singing thrown in.

Hire a qualified interpreter for your first business trip to China

in today s globalized economy one cannot down

In today’s globalized economy, one cannot down play the significance of translation

services during overseas trips. To make your business trip a success you need to

communicate with your potential customers in their own language. By communicating with

them in their own language, you can gain their trust and their business as well.

China's official language is Mandarin, you should be prepared for the possibility in

Chinese business life that the person you are speaking to does not have a complete

command of the English language. Beware: your Chinese counterparts with good

command of writing English≠ Good command of spoken English. Having the ability to

communicate effectively through an excellent interpreter is critical.

Rely on a unprofessional or simply a unskilled interpreter can be a nightmare to your

business trip in China and in fact this could completely messed up even the most carefully

planned business trip.

Unlike most interpreters in China, our interpreter fully understand western business

mentality. Not only can we offer interpreter service but also China Business consultancy

service. We will act as your own business interpreter, assistant, Consultant, a buying

agent. NOT ONLY help you overcome the language barrier, But also stand your side and

try our best to protect your interests in business processing. Provides practical assistance

to client during china business visit.

Going to China is not an obvious or simple decision. Weigh reasons and the costs and

benefits carefully. If business traveler decides to do it, establish contacts and plan an

itinerary ahead of time. Be prepared for travel challenges.

Tommy China Business Consulting take care of all business travel arrangements by

offering first class business travel management, leaving client to take care of their

business. The escorted china business trips provide a rare opportunity to meet with

business community travel requirement. TCBC will work with client to customize an

eventful itinerary which are particularly tailored to meet client business interests and their

goals. We mainly offer the following services but not limited to:

Draw up Itinerary for Business Trip to China

Greet and pick you up from the train station or airport

Translate and interpret all conversations

arrange all transportation needed accompany

Arrange all transportation needed

Accompany you on factory tours and business meetings

Accompany you at exhibitions

Investment project evaluation (High End Chinese English Interpretation)

Booking domestic flights and hotel accommodation if needed

Business set-up in China (High End Chinese English Interpretation)

Legal advice during china business travel

Joint venture negotiation (High End Chinese English Interpretation)

Structuring commercial transactions(High End Chinese English Interpretation)

Negotiate government officer for land acquisition (High End Chinese English


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