Escalating geopolitical tensions and trade interruptions have prompted both China and the United States to prioritize building domestic supply chains of advanced semiconductors, the key component of advanced computing and electronics. Neither country intends to depend on foreign supply for long. Who makes these critical chips right now? How close are the US and China from the lead?
Every year in March in China’s capital city of Beijing, two key political meetings take place: the National People’s Congress and the China People’s Political Consultative Conference. What are the roles of these two organizations in China’s governance? Why are foreign leaders and China observers watching the Two Sessions?
Semiconductors are the advanced computing power technology transforming human life on every continent. They are at the center of US-China tensions, since both global superpowers are bent on dominating advanced tech. Is there a denouement in sight?
This just might be the biggest global project that you’ve never heard of. China’s Belt & Road Initiative is transforming logistics and connectivity… and gathering critics and advocates of China’s leadership.
Here’s a crash course in what’s shaping development in Asia, Africa, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia in the next 30 years.
This infographic provides a useful reference for key data points highlighted by AmCham’s Business Climate Survey Report. It is supplemented by an easily understandable summary and analysis of AmCham’s 88-page report.
“Face” is a crucial concept for business practice and strategy in China. Putting the concept of face into practice will result in increased trustworthiness in business relationships. The information is presented in light of the popular Western emphasis on “authenticity” in relationships.
This post draws attention to the under-representation of women in management positions (in China) as a risk for Western businesses conducting business in China. How should Western companies best uphold Western values while respecting the culture and politics of China?
This post suggests compelling reasons for businesses to enter China, such as to capitalize on the growing population of consumers and to take advantage of technology and production. But China poses special risks for Western businesspersons.
The risks of entering China can be mitigated by investing time gaining an understanding of the Chinese worldview. Do you need to become a philosopher in order to do this?
In this post, Hofstede’s theory of cultural dimensions is discussed as an easy, practical route for understanding the Chinese worldview.
You can find China facts everywhere, but who doesn’t love a fun infographic? This infographic covers some impressive numbers and facts about China that are relevant in 2020.
Chinese and Western business practices are similar in the sense that “it’s not what you know, but who you know.” The extent of which this is true is even greater in China. But Chinese networking, known as Guanxi, is unique. This post explains guanxi and offers best practices for a beginner interested in developing guanxi.