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intercultural training - EXPATRIATION CHINA

international mobility – CHINa (1 DAY)


Getting used to the country

1. Understanding China
•    The influences of modern China
•    Continuity and dynamic of the political and economic system
•    Chinese “globality”
•    Does China influence the world or is it westernised?

2. Chinese values and behaviours
•    Chinese culture: Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism
          •    The "six Confucian basics” determining behaviours
          •    The influence of Taoism on the way the Chinese think
          •     When the Chinese borrow the virtue of pugnacity from Buddhism
•     Harmony, important to the Chinese culture: a question of Guanxi, Mianzi, Renqing, Bao and Keqi

Getting used to socialisation patterns

3. Chinese communication styles
•    The unsaid, the implicit, the “yes” and the “smile”, an unreadable “face”
•    Close and long-term relationships
•    Pragmatic, are the Chinese always interested?
•    “Ambiguity” and “nonsensical logic”
•    Analysing appearances.

4. Living and socialising  with the Chinese
•    Social strategy: hidden objectives and tactics of the “social game”
•    Going beyond formalism and polite attitudes
•    Courtesy, etiquette and errors not to commit


5. Expatriate life in China
•    Moving and everyday life: procedures, accommodation, health, etc
•    Leisure, expat communities
•    Schools, extracurricular activities, sports.
6. Focus on your expatriation city
•    Getting your bearings, moving around the city
•    Unmissable things to see and do

7. Making your expatriation a success
•    Preparing for adaptation phases
•    Practical advice, questions-answers
•    Action plan: plan and objectives for the expatriate and their family.