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Apr 19, 2020

In this episode of the Millennials in China podcast we discuss working and doing business in China, how the work culture and mentality can be very different from what you are used to in the West, and how to overcome the common challenges. As well, Hope provides some anecdotal insight on dealing with Chinese manufacturers and factories, how to price haggle, and more nuggets of information.

Show Notes:

  • Hope talks about his story going from chemist in big biotech/pharma to moving to China to work in tech and starting an ecommerce side hustle with Amazon FBA.
  • Cultural and habitual differences in the workplace between China and the West.
  • How WeChat permeates your life in China, and work never stops!
  • Differences in business style and attitude between China and West, and what each can learn from the other.
  • Chinese work colleagues and how to build relationships with them and win trust.
  • Advice for fresh expats coming to work or do business in China.
  • Doing side hustles in China to make extra money.
  • Hope shares his insights on dealing with Chinese suppliers, choosing the right factory, and how to haggle prices and avoid getting ripped off.


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