CAIRO BOOKS's Description
If you are prepared to connect with China, it will make all the difference.
Joan Turley provides all the signposts and insights to help those working with
China understand the value of relationships and the importance of people as the
key elements in making business and everything else work. This extremely
powerful book will unlock your ability to build working relationships with
China, for mutual success.
"The book provides an invaluable reference for all businesses with any current
or future interest of building a successful relationship with China. This is a
topic that is as complicated and diffuse as the Chinese language itself and a
reference such as this can save both time and money."
— David Paice, Marketing Manager, Cathay Pacific
"Joan Turley's deep and delicate observation is really refreshing and
practical and her understanding about China goes beyond my expectations. I
believe Ms. Turley's new book will not only be welcomed by the British people
but the Chinese people as well."
— Dizun Chen, Director of the General Office, Liaoning Provincial Party
"Joan Turley has great insight as well as ability to interpret different
cultures for each other. Her knowledge is thorough as she has both academic and
practical business experience of China. Her book has relevance both to the West
and to China."
— Mr Huo, President, North Media
"An indispensable handbook for developing successful UK/China business
relationships. For an industry which thrives on ideas which turn customer
understanding into commercial or social advantage, Joan's insights into Chinese
culture and thinking are both instructive and relevant."
— Janet Hull, Consultant Head, Marketing and Reputation Management, IPA
"The chapter on Law and Successful Relationships in China is a must for any
lawyer wanting to do business in that part of the world."
— Eifion Morris, Partner, Stephenson Harwood, Law Firm of the Year 2009
"An authoritative and informative insight into conducting business in China,
from an original standpoint that gives practical advice to both those with
existing business and those approaching the Chinese market for the first time."
— Philip Moore, Asia-Pacific Manager, Andor Plc
"Turley has taken her vast experience in working closely with Chinese
companies, government and individuals to deliver robust advice on developing
strategic and long term business relationships through communication,
relationship development and sound planning and research."
— Barry Allaway, Managing Director, Worldwide Magazine Distribution
Joan Turley has enormous understanding working successfully with China.
Pivotal to her success is the understanding that connectivity is the key to
building relationships, and it is this that will ultimately determine your
success in business culture. Connecting with China aims to facilitate a smooth
path for all those at the brink of working with China, or who are already
involved but need further guidance.
Understanding the forces that shape Chinese strategic thinking will only
partially assist you in progressing up the very formal hierarchy which the
Chinese use to codify relationships and signal degrees of trust and the will to
cooperate. Full of insights, tools, techniques and tips this book provides
invaluable lessons on how to build relationships, and how to channel Western
skills into Chinese ways of working.