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Building business in China

is all about interaction ... Guanxi

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The business opportunities are huge

But working in China may pose some challenges that are very different from what you have been used to.

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Chinese culture and the political system are very real challenges

To succeed in China, you need knowledge, courage – and the right contacts.

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An old culture, with a new role in the world

As you probably know, China’s history goes several thousand years back. Although society is changing rapidly, history and tradition remain important to everyone.

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The contrasts can be overwhelming

A quiet day in traditional rural village in the Sichuan region.

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The contrasts can be overwhelming

The night skyline in the city of Guangzhou

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Prepare yourself to meet him

The Chinese are quite self-conscious of what they have achieved in the last two decades.
But they are also curious and eager to learn.

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Are you ready to reach for the future?

The skyline of Shanghai, seen from the harbour.

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The Next Innovation Opportunity in China

Multinationals are shifting their R&D focus from cost savings to knowledge-based research.

  China on its way to innovative country    &   Is this end of cheap China?

How to Argue Across Cultures

Welcome to my website!

ABOUT EGON HYGOM POULSEN

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Egon Poulsen in midst of team.

Egon Hygom Poulsen has been heading complex projects in China and EU  for international companies. He speaks Mandarin and has a wide network in China.


Understanding culture is crucial

MAKING BUSINESS IN CHINA

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Amazing Skyline of Suzhou New City.

Understanding the explicit and – more important – the implicit (unspoken) barriers in dealing with your Chinese partners may be the most important thing to learn.

Breaking the barriers

READ ARTICLES

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Communicating and interacting in a new culture can be intimidating. I am building a small collection of papers and articles that deal with different aspects of the problems.



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