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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'Guanxi' crucial in kindergartens' forays into mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 11:14am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Overseas education groups, like EtonHouse, have learned that business success across the border is determined by the concept of guanxi Early lessons in mainland ways for preschools On the mainland, guanxi- simply put, one's connections- determines the success or failure of a business, going by the experiences of two Singapore-based education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1466872/business-success-mainland-can-be-measured-relationships
  2. News - China - SOCIAL MEDIA

    LinkedIn, others face challenges against China ‘guanxi’

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 08:31pm by AFP

    ... – the ingrained system of personal connections known as guanxi. Two leading sites, California-based LinkedIn and the French company Viadeo, are targeting networkers in the world’s most populous country, ... sites face a huge extra obstacle of their own: guanxi, China’s system of personal relationships reinforced by mutual favours which plays a vital role in conducting business and navigating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1157651/linkedin-others-face-challenges-against-china-guanxi
  3. Swindlers cash in on guanxi ethos

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... guanxi, the state-run Legal Daily newspaper reported yesterday. 'Recently, scams which involve [swindlers] posing as high-ranking officials, their princelings or military and police officers ... keys to not falling into such traps are to... correct the corruption habit and eliminate the market for people who conduct affairs relying on back doors and guanxi,' a judge said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608303/swindlers-cash-guanxi-ethos
  4. For HK hopefuls, the key appears to be good guanxi

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... call-centre services, internet assess services and content services. But no matter what the business and investment plan, guanxi- or relationships- still appears the best way to enter the market. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514971/hk-hopefuls-key-appears-be-good-guanxi
  5. Women often the downfall of corrupt officials

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... anti-corruption efforts were an attempt to contain one of the most deeply embedded and common mindsets- something called guanxi, referring to a matrix of interpersonal relations used for personal gain. Officially, guanxi was frowned on. Unofficially, however, it was a way of life at every level, Mr Jiang said. 'When things happen, the first thing that comes to mind is not the due process ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/575294/women-often-downfall-corrupt-officials
  6. A streetsmart guide to China

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... to foreigners.' Mr Chan believes that guanxi, roughly translated into English as relations or relationships, is often over-hyped. 'Guanxi is a tool,' he says. 'It can be a very useful tool, ... in terms of China business savvy - often place far too much emphasis on guanxi, Mr Chan believes. 'The biggest secret about doing business in China is that there is no secret. It all gets down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430086/streetsmart-guide-china
  7. liberal studies

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions 1 Circle the different aspects of guanxi listed in the article. a. Baby-sitting b. Shared favours c. Reciprocity d. Connections e. Despotism 2 What is the main reason why people use guanxi on the mainland? a. It is a state requirement b. To help bypass the web of rules and regulations c. To save on their taxes d. To respect ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697172/liberal-studies
  8. News - China - LEGAL AFFAIRS

    Be aware of undue interference, prosecutors advised

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:19pm

    ... to report to their supervisors any act that might try to influence, or interfere with, the process through guanxi, or personal connections in Chinese society, according to a directive issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1555345/be-aware-undue-interference-prosecutors-advised
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Transparent hiring needed in equal opportunity Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 01:19am by George Chen

    ... Transparent hiring needed in equal opportunity Hong Kong In China, sometimes guanxi is more important than money. Actually, guanxi- relationships and connections- is equally important in the rest of the world too. Can you ignore connections when doing business in Washington or London? I doubt it. In Hong Kong, especially in the city's financial industry, guanxi has made a difference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1492181/transparent-hiring-needed-equal-opportunity-hong-kong
  10. Mailman finds itself heading in the right direction

    Posted Oct 25th 2004, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... and office buildings in Shanghai. Customers of the service, called Guanxi, send the place names to Mailman through mobile phone text messages. Guanxi answers back with the addresses in English or Chinese, which can then be shown to taxi drivers. The service costs about one yuan per message, and Guanxi handles about 80,000 address requests monthly, the most popular being for M on the Bund. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/475395/mailman-finds-itself-heading-right-direction

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