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By     |    Aug 16, 2007   
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More about Chinese business etiquettes

A recent article on China Daily cited some findings by the International Business Center (IBC, a US-based non-profit organization) on Chinese business culture and etiquettes. According to IBC, “the general nature of locals is conservative, reserved and disciplined”, and there are “specific codes of behavior” to adhere to. Big Social Functions Chinese value face and make decisions collectively and over a lengthy period. There is always respect for a host and many [...]

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By     |    Aug 13, 2007   
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“The Shanghai Ranking” of the world’s best universities

According to news report, the 2007 ranking of the world’s best universities by the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiaotong University was recently released, with Harvard on the top. This ranking is known in some places as “the Shanghai Ranking”, and it is mainly based on six categories of criteria including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel and other academic prizes or having their research work published [...]

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