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What’s New in LCB – June 2014

Here at LCB we’re always staying current with the pulse of Chinese business activity around the globe, and the following is a short update to communicate with our readers on some recent happenings.  We’ll be experimenting with this format and other ways of keeping our community members in the know on a regular basis, so...

Learn Chinese Business, Language and Culture

Want to learn about Chinese business, Chinese culture, or pick up the basics of Mandarin Chinese? Visit LearnChineseBusiness.com. We have experienced Chinese business experts who can customize a Chinese business, Chinese culture, or Mandarin Chinese workshop for you or your group. China is the most dynamic emerging global market and manufacturing capital of the world,...

Top Missouri China Business University Now Registering Students for Fall 2012

LNU-MSU College of International Business, is now accepting applications from students interested in attending this top international business school in the fall of 2012. This Missouri China based university partnership business program is located in Dalian China, only an hour or so flight east of Beijing. Liaoning Normal University (LNU) and Missouri State University (MSU)...

How Chinese Students Find the Best Universities in US

First, when we talk about how Chinese students find the best universities in the US, we must first correct the myth that Chinese students make decisions like students in the U.S. do. Because Chinese parents pay hard earned and saved cash for their children’s education they also have a big say in where their children...

Preparing American Food for Chinese Business Friends

So you, the non-Chinese “foreigner”, have Chinese business dinner guests and want to cook a Western American-style meal for them, and don’t want to take the easy way out by going out to a restaurant? Here are some considerations on preparing meals for people from the Chinese business culture visiting America: Providing Options Americans may...

Brazil and China: A History of an Alliance of Two Economic Giants

By Thaísa Christine Ferreira da Silva As the old Chinese proverb goes: “If you are planning for a year, sow rice, if you’re planning for a decade, plant trees, if you’re planning for a lifetime, educate people.” Like the wisdom contained herein, China is taking the long view with Brazil, another leading emerging world economy,...

Top Five Rules of Proper Chinese Business Dinner Etiquette

Guest post by Nicole Wang 你好!How’s everyone today? I guess you have grasped the art of writing a Chinese business email. If you haven’t, please review yesterday’s lesson. Today we are going to talk about Chinese business dinner etiquette. Here are the top five rules of Chinese business dinner etiquette: 1) If you would like to...

A Sobering Tale of Chinese Immigrant Dreams, Failure, and Fears in Belize

A Personal Essay By guest blogger Danny Chung Leaving China, especially during politically unstable times, isn’t like happily waving goodbye to the neighbors and moving in accord with a well-oiled plan. Imagine leaving without knowing if you can (or will) ever return, whether the family you leave will be punished because of your flight, and...

China Banks Cook Books to Serve IMF Inaccurate Statistics?

by Steve Craven, “Learn Chinese Business” guest blogger I was amused at reports of dismay at the International Monetary Fund when they got a good look at data from Chinese banks to be used for financial stress testing. It’s not that stress tests and risk analysis are amusing. It was the expectation that the Chinese...

First-Hand Account of Chinese Penetration In Madagascar Business and Government

By Raitra Raferanjaka The Chinese have a major place in the Madagascar, Africa economy. They have bought many areas of industry such as: tourism, trade at all level, raw material etc. In only 15 years the Chinese have dominated the country and things are still evolving rapidly. I remember when the Chinese first arrived en-masse...