In 2014, Mark Zuckerberg stunned the world by holding a Q&A at Tsinghua University almost entirely in Mandarin Chinese. Well, John Cena has also stepped up to the challenge – by holding a press conference entirely in Mandarin Chinese.
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Chris Barrett and Joseph Krassenstein, two former USC Trojans football players, are piloting a summer football camp for youths in China. The camp will focus on on-field football training and lessons in English.
In the Chinese corporate world, there is a large focus on business etiquette. The intricacies of business etiquette involve handing over (and receiving) a business card with two hands, lowering a wine glass when you toast a superior, among others.If you aren’t fluent in Chinese, the language barrier may affect your communication. Messages may get misinterpreted, and end up widening the cultural gap between you and your colleagues. To avoid this, we’ve compiled a list of short phrases to guarantee your success in making a good impression!
What is the next big thing? For a while, it was conducting business online. In the last few years, wearable tech has become more commonplace. Our CEO recently said that the “Internet’s destiny is education,” foreseeing a push for more e-learning. So now, we bring you the next big thing: Learning Chinese.
The Chinese language is a tricky thing to grasp. In the Chinese business world, we’re also very particular about “礼仪” (lǐ yí), also known as “etiquette.” That means that formal letters need to have the correct salutations and wording. Not to fear, we’re here to help!