What to Know About Doing Business in China

My friend and colleague, Professor Lonnie B. Hodge, has written the first in a series on doing business in China (Update 2011: the link I had here does not seem to work anymore).

He is less than complimentary about the books and other guides out there already:

We have bookshelves stacked full of expensive kindling labeled “how to do business in China” that we will later use to heat our house.

What he recommends as an essential pre-requisite for anyone planning to business in China is to learn some language and culture.

He provides a great list of resources, both for learning Chinese and for gaining some cultural understanding – mostly free resources, a post well worth bookmarking.

I think I’d better get cracking and learn to say something a bit more advanced than ni hao .

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3 thoughts on “What to Know About Doing Business in China”

  1. Very impressive article. My younger brother is thinking to do some businesses in the Asia Pacific. Specially in China. It’d be a great tips for him.

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