Tips to understand Chinese

Tue, 23/08/2016 - 17:48 By wenjun

Dear swedish friends, when you communicate with Chinese, keep in mind that:

 

 

• Nonverbal messages and gestures may be as important as what is said;

• Status and identity may be communicated nonverbally and require appropriate acknowledgment;

• Face-saving and tact may be important, and need to be balanced with the desire to communicate fully and frankly;

• Building a good relationship can contribute to effectiveness over time;

• Indirect routes and creative thinking are important alternatives to problem-solving when blocks are encountered.

 

To conclude simply: don't only listen to what they say, but also look at what they do.

 


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