New U.S.-China Business White Papers

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<p><strong>Walnut Creek, Calif. &mdash; April 19</strong><br />Companies desiring to do business in China face a host of challenges because of differences in hiring practices, cultural expectations and more. </p><p>But several white papers now available at XMei International&rsquo;s Web site can help U.S. businesses thrive in this unfamiliar landscape.<br /><br />Kyung Yoon is the vice chairman of executive search firm Heidrick &amp; Struggles International Inc. </p><p>The company co-authored &quot;Getting Results in China with the Stanford Project on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.&quot; </p><p>The white paper outlines the crisis Chinese organizations are experiencing in retaining skilled professional talent. </p><p>Based on a one-year study involving interviews with more than 100 top executives in China&rsquo;s high-tech industry, the paper describes what these leaders are doing to meet their leadership and talent challenges.<br /><br />Donny Huang, 4stones Cross-Cultural Consulting Group managing director, offers two informative articles. </p><p>&quot;Managing Through Understanding&quot; explains the differences between Western and Chinese management styles. </p><p>The paper then shares some keys to effective communications, leadership, delegation, feedback and motivation for Chinese staff.<br /><br />In &quot;Mentality, Mindset, Mianzi: How to Avoid a Crisis,&quot; Huang describes the hidden cultural rules that play into the daily reality of doing business in China, including &ldquo;mianzi&rdquo; (face), group mentality and the hierarchical mindset. </p><p>Misunderstanding the intricacies of Chinese culture on business can lead to public relations crises or severe damage to a brand&rsquo;s reputation, as illustrated in this paper.</p>

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