“Successful negotiations in China require great reserves of the most precious commodity of all: Time. The ability to squander it as if you had a lifetime to wait will earn you the goodwill of your Chinese partners.”
Jack Leblanc’s Business Republic of China has been recommended by the China Economic Review, Inside-Out China and, most recently, James Chau, newsreader at CCTV in Beijing. One chapter from the book has been serialized over at China Success Stories. Follow the link to find out how the entrepreneur pulled off one of his first deals in China.
Chinese time is like a slippery eel. At the very instant that you think you’ve finally nailed the deal, an extended hotel booking might be a good idea.