China Myth Podcast

MAIN difference between Chinese and Westerners

December 13, 2019 Gene Hsu
China Myth Podcast
MAIN difference between Chinese and Westerners
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China Myth Podcast
MAIN difference between Chinese and Westerners
Dec 13, 2019
Gene Hsu
MAJOR Cultural Difference #1: TRUTH
  • Westerners believe in ABSOLUTE truth (that focuses on literal meanings and definitions)
  • Chinese believe in RELATIVE truth (which is a more figurative way of communicating)

MAJOR Cultural Difference #2: TRUST
  • Westerners tend to trust people they perceive as HONEST
  • Chinese tend to trust people they perceive will give them PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT, in other words, those they have Guanxi relationships with

MAJOR Cultural Difference #3: AUTHORITY
  • Westerners are taught to obey RULES and LAWS
  • Chinese are conditioned to obey PEOPLE (who have the authority to selectively enforce the laws)

Understanding these MAJOR cultural differences will enable you to develop greater cultural awareness and empathy towards Chinese people …. And this will lead you to a more rewarding and prosperous experience in China.

Listen, subscribe, or follow me to learn more about how to achieve real breakthroughs doing business in China or with Chinese people:

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This show is produced by EME China Consultants
Show Notes
MAJOR Cultural Difference #1: TRUTH
  • Westerners believe in ABSOLUTE truth (that focuses on literal meanings and definitions)
  • Chinese believe in RELATIVE truth (which is a more figurative way of communicating)

MAJOR Cultural Difference #2: TRUST
  • Westerners tend to trust people they perceive as HONEST
  • Chinese tend to trust people they perceive will give them PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT, in other words, those they have Guanxi relationships with

MAJOR Cultural Difference #3: AUTHORITY
  • Westerners are taught to obey RULES and LAWS
  • Chinese are conditioned to obey PEOPLE (who have the authority to selectively enforce the laws)

Understanding these MAJOR cultural differences will enable you to develop greater cultural awareness and empathy towards Chinese people …. And this will lead you to a more rewarding and prosperous experience in China.

Listen, subscribe, or follow me to learn more about how to achieve real breakthroughs doing business in China or with Chinese people:
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This show is produced by EME China Consultants
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