Little white lies in business relationships (or how to have a headache in 60 seconds or less)

headache Little white lies in business relationships (or how to have a headache in 60 seconds or less)

Something I found extraordinarily annoying, really hard to stomach, and terribly counter productive, is the tendency for some Chinese partners and suppliers to blurt out what ones knows is definitely a lie, rather then simply state the facts and subsequently determine what to do about them.

Buying from China – The customer is NOT always right.

China Buying from China – The customer is NOT always right.

You want white – they want black – and with a lot of pulling and tugging hopefully you’ll get gray. But is it really that simple? Does it really all boil down to just communication issues? Sometimes the buyer is just as much at fault for this situation as is the seller.

China supplier import nightmares – Readers share their experiences when things go wrong with Chinese suppliers.

easterncurio China supplier import nightmares - Readers share their experiences when things go wrong with Chinese suppliers.

Buyer beware! A look at some of the horror stories we have come across mostly from customers about scam companies such as antiquesbeijing.com, easterncurio.com, chineart.com, shanghaifurniture.com, Beijing Dragon Rising Antiques Sales company, Ningbo Bogu Antique Furniture.

Video: Brits Get Rich In China! A humorous look at business in China.

Brits-Get-Rich-in-China Video: Brits Get Rich In China! A humorous look at business in China.

As China develops (well, some parts of China anyways) and Starbucks Coffee keeps putting up more coffee shops (Did you know there are already 55 in Beijing alone?), its easy to forget what really lays just beneath the surface. For all the talk of the “fast pace of development” once you leave Starbucks, nothing really […]

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