China is not homogenous, and there are no absolutes in anything we say or analyze about how Chinese people think and behave.
Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) represent a sizable demographic and reflect China’s Iron Rice Bowl Mentality, and it is a helpful contrast for understanding Chinese cultural dichotomies with the West.
This episode also illustrates what every Chinese person has been conditioned since birth, 想办法 (xiǎng bànfǎ), which means to figure out a way to get something done by any means necessary. Listen to how this translates into their behavior and how it can be influenced.
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