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Business etiquette for phone and internet use in China

Business etiquette for phone and internet use in China

Business
Historically, the Chinese connected to each other through personal face-to-face networking, guanxi (relationships), and payments to those who arranged meetings. Today, technology is changing how people connect with each other. According to Internet World Stats, in mid-2010 China has nearly 350 million broadband Internet connections with more than 385 million users, far more than any other country in the world. Information in this article has been gleaned from the lives of several dozen expats and hundreds of students living in mid-sized cities in Henan. This province is in the center of China, heavily populated, with many highly industrialized cities. Pollution is a major problem. Economic and population growth are expanding exponentially. Cell Phones Allow Everyone to Stay Conne...
Guide for Americans applying for Chinese business or work visa

Guide for Americans applying for Chinese business or work visa

Business, Travel
Business people heading to China have a few options for the type of visa needed. The F visa is designed for those doing business short-term in China, while the Z visa is for expatriate workers hired by a Chinese or international company to work and earn a salary while in the country. Both can be issued by the Chinese Embassy, a Chinese consulate office or from within China itself. The F Travel Visa – For People Doing Business in China The F visa is considered a short-term business visa and is designed for people who are doing business, internships, scientific or cultural exchanges or other activities that don't involve full time employment with a company located in China. The F visa is available for six months or one year. The six month visa can be renewed once in China. After...
Quick facts about Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)

Quick facts about Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)

Travel
What is Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) It is a mandatory for Chinese citizens holding a 10-year B1/B2, B1 or B2 (visitor) visa to update their basic biographic information periodically to keep themselves at ease while traveling to the United States. The process is in addition to having a valid visa and so the EVUS enrollment needs to be completed. This online system is called EVUS. What are the questions required to be filled on the EVUS form Usually one needs to provide his or her name, passport information, employment information, biographical information, date of birth and emergency contact number. Some other questions related to travel eligibility. Can friend or family submit EVUS enrollment Yes, friend, family member, relative or travel industry professional c...
Know How Beijing Offers More Than Hong Kong

Know How Beijing Offers More Than Hong Kong

Travel
First on the cultural tour of China is The Tang Dynasty Show. An interesting if not confusing combination of beautiful and graceful Chinese dancers with long flowing sleeves. They are accompanied by an orchestra with unique clangy and twangy Chinese instruments. Following that is a bemusing performance entitled 'Ducks Argument' where a soloist performs on three different trumpet type instruments one of which is completely invisible inside his mouth. The musician interchanges his instruments making what sounds like angry duck noises but it is doubtful as to whether the audience understands Duckese. Next on the tour is the Beijing opera. A screechy rendition of the story of Emperor Qin losing a battle and his wife committing suicide ensues. Emperor Qin does a lot of shaking. His hand ...
Using New Scientific Techniques to Help Save the Giant Panda

Using New Scientific Techniques to Help Save the Giant Panda

Wildlife
China’s giant panda has become a modern symbol of the country. It has commercial value and is used as a tool for international relationship-building and influence. Today’s best estimate is that there are some 1,600 giant pandas in the wild. Another 266 are held in captivity, about 10% in overseas zoos on a ten-year lease from the Chinese Government. The species cannot survive without human help. Conservation efforts focus on the programmes at three national panda breeding centres in China. These facilities also serve as educational tourist attractions where visitors from around the world can experience the panda as close as possible to its natural habitat, and learn about efforts to save it. National Panda Survey Begins in 2011 The 2008 Sichuan earthquake caused considerable c...
Business Culture in China

Business Culture in China

Business
China has one of the world’s fastest growing industrial economies, and is playing a larger role in international business dealings than ever before. International companies doing business in China can gain a competitive advantage by familiarizing themselves with China’s unique cultural expectations for business attire, communication, gift giving, greeting ceremonies, and business meetings. Greeting Ceremonies The Chinese greeting ceremony is a unique and time-honored tradition that is vital in making a good first impression. Business travelers can expect to be greeted by several representatives from their company’s Chinese counterpart. The most senior representative will be first in line, and should be regarded and greeted before the others. The remaining representatives will be ...