Work ethic among Chinese employees: water that is too clear has few fish

Water that is too clear has few fish, and one that is too critical has few friends. This is a Chinese idiom from old history. This reflects well an aspect of Chinese culture and philosophy with respect to interpersonal dealing among Chinese people. It preaches the idea that one shall be tolerant with other people’s mistakes and errors in order to be able …

Tips for drafting business contracts to be used in China

Doing business in China can be so much different that you may feel it hard to adapt in your initial interaction with Chinese business people. As a business lawyer working for foreign clients, I have personally witnessed and experienced such differences in various occasions.

One of the conspicuous differences is the perception of the significance of business…