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Seminar on “Guanxi”




Seminar on “Guanxi”

Time: 3pm 2014-1-19

Location: Mandarinclick, Jiahui International Center, Chao Yang Men Wai St.,Beijing

City/Town: Beijing


Guanxi may still be a unknown word in the western world, but it is definitely a popular and common term for all the foreigners working in China. Guanxi are essential to enter in the Chinese market. Guanxi describes the basic dynamic in personalized networks of influence, and is a central idea in Chinese society. In Western media, the pinyin Romanization of this Chinese word is becoming more widely used instead of the two common translations—"connections" and "relationships"—as neither of those terms sufficiently reflects the wide cultural implications that guanxi describes.

Closely related concepts include that of ganqing, a measure which reflects the depth of feeling within an interpersonal relationship, renqing (人情rengqing), the moral obligation to maintain the relationship, and the idea of "face" (面子, mianzi), meaning social status, propriety, prestige, or more realistically a combination of all three.

If guanxi are essential to make a business prosperous, is it possible to create them? How to be “connected” in the Chinese market? How to create a sustainable network?

Several topics will be discussed in this seminar:

Description and Usage of "Guanxi"
Usage examples of "Guanxi"
China Characteristics – Regarding "Guanxi"
Implication of “Guanxi” for Foreigners
The Drawbacks of "Guanxi"
"Guanxi" can be a blessing and a curse
The dark side of a "guanxi"-based society

In addition, we will answer your confusions and questions. Also we welcome free talk.

Seminar Target:

Here at Mandarinclick, we have create a specific seminar, held by successful entrepreneurs ready to share their market knowledge and to give you an insight look on the Chinese “Guanxi”.  


Foreigners who want to understand this central idea of Chinese society and want to better apply “Guanxi” in your social network and your business in China.

To make reservation, please send email to, 

or call (010) 85728819. You can come to the seminar only with our confirmation.


Mandarinclick held a seminar on “guanxi” on Jan 19th, led by our speaker who is a very successful entrepreneur with work experience both in the United States and China. Several topics were discussed in this seminar. The participants expressed their confusions and concerns with the “guanxi” in Chinese society. They acquired up-to-date understanding of “guanxi” and how it works in Chinese market and Chinese workplace.

Mandarinclick holds events of various topics and offers personal compass and networking platform for professionals and expats living in China.

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