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I think the world would be a better place if China and America got along, and perhaps that begins with Chinese and Americans getting along better...

What I'm talking about are the cultural and value differences between "us" as Americans and them as those who were born and raised in Mainland China...

My name is Gene Hsu.

I'm a China business coach, trainer, and advisor, but more importantly, I'm an ABC, that's American Born Chinese.

Generational ABC Podcast are my conversations with my unborn son, one ABC to another, and my attempt to explain our world in context in order for him to make better sense of his world, which will be nothing like the world we live in today...

"Knowing how to speak Chinese doesn't mean you know what to say in Chinese"

I hope this conversations will trigger positive imagination and inspire purpose-driven curiosity for a more rewarding journey into China.

https://www.emechina.us

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I think the world would be a better place if China and America got along, and perhaps that begins with Chinese and Americans getting along better...

What I'm talking about are the cultural and value differences between "us" as Americans and them as those who were born and raised in Mainland China...

My name is Gene Hsu.

I'm a China business coach, trainer, and advisor, but more importantly, I'm an ABC, that's American Born Chinese.

Generational ABC Podcast are my conversations with my unborn son, one ABC to another, and my attempt to explain our world in context in order for him to make better sense of his world, which will be nothing like the world we live in today...

"Knowing how to speak Chinese doesn't mean you know what to say in Chinese"

I hope this conversations will trigger positive imagination and inspire purpose-driven curiosity for a more rewarding journey into China.

https://www.emechina.us

    MAIN difference between Chinese and Westerners

    MAIN difference between Chinese and Westerners

    MAJOR Cultural Difference #1: TRUTH

    • Westerners believe in ABSOLUTE truth (that focuses on literal meanings and definitions)
    • Chinese believe in RELATIVE truth (which is a more figurative way of communicating)

    MAJOR Cultural Difference #2: TRUST

    • Westerners tend to trust people they perceive as HONEST
    • Chinese tend to trust people they perceive will give them PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT, in other words, those they have Guanxi relationships with

    MAJOR Cultural Difference #3: AUTHORITY

    • Westerners are taught to obey RULES and LAWS
    • Chinese are conditioned to obey PEOPLE (who have the authority to selectively enforce the laws)

    Understanding these MAJOR cultural differences will enable you to develop greater cultural awareness and empathy towards Chinese people .... And this will lead you to a more rewarding and prosperous experience in China.

    Listen, subscribe, or follow me to learn more about how to achieve real breakthroughs doing business in China or with Chinese people:
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    This show is produced by EME China Consultants
    https://www.emechina.us/

    • 3 min
    What's the difference between Chinese state-controlled media and America's Fake News

    What's the difference between Chinese state-controlled media and America's Fake News

    Hey Little Buddy, let's discuss how interconnected everyone on the planet is...

    Generational ABC Podcast - Season I Episode 12 -- Access to more information doesn't make us wiser or less prone to conflict. Having too narrow view of history, cultural biases, and righteous values can make conflict inevitable. Taking a more holistic view of history within a broader perspective can reduce the likelihood of conflict.

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    This show is produced by EME China Consultants

    https://www.emechina.us/

    • 14 min
    Guanxi and teamwork are two completely different concepts

    Guanxi and teamwork are two completely different concepts

    Hey Little Buddy, let's discuss why teamwork is not easy with Chinese...

    Generational ABC Podcast - Season I Episode 11 -- China views history in millennia, not centuries or decades, so their perspective will naturally be in conflict with the American view. Collectively, Chinese believe history is on their side, and they believe Westerners and Western media are full of hypocrites.

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    This show is produced by EME China Consultants

    https://www.emechina.us/

    • 10 min
    Chinese cultural importance of giving and receiving Face endures

    Chinese cultural importance of giving and receiving Face endures

    Hey Little Buddy, let's chat about how valuable your Face is...

    Generational ABC Podcast - Season I Episode 10 -- The need for Face affects many life choices for Chinese people, traditionally and also individually, even as China advances economically, technologically, and militarily. The ramifications and repercussions of not understanding this cultural nuance are very real.

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    • https://www.youtube.com/c/GeneHsu

    This show is produced by EME China Consultants

    https://www.emechina.us/

    • 12 min
    Negative rhetoric between America and China is stifling constructive dialogue

    Negative rhetoric between America and China is stifling constructive dialogue

    Hey Little Buddy, let's make sure we know how to listen...

    Generational ABC Podcast - Season I Episode 9 -- Listening is important for cross-cultural communications. Active listening enhances our ability to understand the other side, but proactive listening is the key for us as Americans to develop empathy for Chinese values, habits, and priorities.

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    This show is produced by EME China Consultants

    https://www.emechina.us/

    • 8 min
    KNOW THE GAME WIN THE GAME Unbiased Truth of US-China Relations

    KNOW THE GAME WIN THE GAME Unbiased Truth of US-China Relations

    October 9, 2019 Webinar Event Summary -- We are all affect by US-China relations in the macro (geopolitical level), but are you aware of all the Controllable Factors that Influence OUTCOMES Doing Business in China in the micro (individual level)?

    KNOW THE GAME WIN THE GAME means you will struggle as a foreigner doing business in China if you DO NOT understand...

    • Chinese culture, values, and habits
    • How China rules are enforced and continuously evolve
    • How to manage perceptions and misperceptions in order to develop REAL Guanxi relationships

    UNBIASED TRUTH means you strive to develop greater AWARENESS of your natural biases and prejudices, while also developing a MINDSET that accepts "relative" truth as a sufficient exchange of trust and goodwill

    We are all biased! This is an inescapable human condition...

    Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, or YouTube

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    • https://soundcloud.com/gene-hsu-759655585
    • https://www.youtube.com/c/GeneHsu

    This webinar was hosted and produced by EME China Consultants

    https://www.emechina.us/

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

Njoy W ,

Solid Gold

I’ve lived in China for 10 years and I STILL discovered so many amazing insights. Gene’s podcast is no-frills and no nonsense. The content is delivered in such a factual, digestible way that every minute spent listening is 100% worth it. Thank you, Gene! You are the magical door for all of us laowais. :)

Alice Hsu 1 ,

The content is very beneficial

The content is very good.

SA / EH ,

Unique podcast series

Gene has a unique insight into doing business in China. His podcast series gives the listener a multi-dimensional experience of cross cultural performance from a variety of perspectives. Highly recommended.

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