China’s Richest

China's Richest Wang Jianlin Walking through the streets of China’s cities you probably will have already come across the most luxurious mall you’ve ever laid your eyes on next to a broken down slum. The juxtaposition of China’s richest and poorest creates an ever-present effect on those trying to [...]

By |May 17th, 2017|Business in China, Chinese Classes|0 Comments

Guestblog: How To Negotiate A Salary In China

How To Negotiate A Salary In China This week Hutong School blog was visited by guest blogger: Laowai Career Most tourists who come China experience some form of culture shock. China can be an incredibly overwhelming place. The language, food, and customs are dramatically different. Yet with patience, an open mind, and a [...]

We are hiring a Community Manager

Community Manager We are looking for a Community Manager to join our marketing team in Shanghai. Our team is young, international and passionate about youth traveling to China. You will have responsibility for your own project areas, while also sharing some projects with other team members. Your mission will be to create a strong brand [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Business in China, Hutong School|0 Comments

Meet the city of Hangzhou (杭州)

Let me introduce to you the city of Hangzhou, a city where Old China meets New China. A place where you can go for a cultural stroll or indulge yourself in all the new technological know-how and innovations. A place where you can set out the path for your future career or the place where you can take a break from it. [...]

Chinese Tech Giants

Tech giants in China  The tech industry in China develops by leaps and bounds, and has produced a number of companies which are gigantic in their scope, revenue and number of and users. China’s huge population, strengthening middle class and government restrictions on foreign companies have significantly eased the way for Chinese tech companies into [...]

By |January 25th, 2017|Business in China, Internship China|1 Comment

Resume: Seven Steps to a Successful Job Application

One of the hardest things in the world is presenting yourself, wouldn’t you agree? Whether it’s to a roomful of people or on the one pager known as your CV or resume, most people hate talking about themselves. And yet, our written words are all we have when we start a job application process. Here [...]

By |June 15th, 2016|Business in China, Internship China|0 Comments

How to do business in China: A Practical Language Guide

Last week we talked about the three concepts of time, mianzi (face) and guanxi (relationship) that are crucial to understand if you want to do business in China. Now that you know about the importance of these cultural and sociological ideas, let's get to business with this practical language guide. The Three Stages Greeting Business meetings [...]

Doing Business in China: A Cultural Guide

Solid economic expansion, coupled with a rapid market transformation and a series of government reforms, mean China -- the world's second-largest economy -- is no longer just a country for low-cost manufacturing. It is also an increasingly attractive destination to do business. -  CNN China is an increasingly attractive destination to do business indeed, [...]