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Can China expat really gain business success in China?

Posted by Grace Feng on February 25, 2012

Can China expat really gain business success in China?China expats are a special group of people who came to live in China in the last 20 years or so for all kinds of reasons. They came to study, to teach, to work, to do business or simply to find love. Expats in China have the best opportunity to be in close contact with the ever-changing fast growing economy of China today.

Living in the center of this huge economy body of the world, has anyone of these China expats been able to gain business success in China? Today I’ll show you one good example that does prove that expats in Shanghai, Beijing, or anywhere of China could possibly succeed in his/her business pursuit.

Known as 胡润(Hú rùn) by Chinese people, the UK rooted Rupert Hoogewerf has established his business called Hurun Report as a leading luxury publishing and events group. It comprises a magazine and active events business targeted at China’s high net worth individuals. Hurun Report is widely recognized as the foremost authority in tracking the rapid changes amongst China’s high net worth individuals.. Hurun Report is making money from advertising on it’s own magazine, hosting all kinds of high end business events etc.

Hurun can speak fluent Mandarin. Graduated in Chinese and Japanese from Durham University in the UK in 1993, Hurun has worked as a qualified chartered accountant for seven years in China before launching Hurun Report. Over the 15 years that he’s spent in China, he has gained in-depth insights into the current Chinese society. In my opinion, his courage, willingness and persistence in reaching the core of Chinese culture and economy has won him the success and pride he achieved today.

From the following interview of Hurun, how do you think about his Mandarin and his points of view about the rich class in China today? Feel free to leave your comment, thanks …

 

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6 Responses to “Can China expat really gain business success in China?”

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    Barry:

    02-27-2012 7:52 pm

    胡润实在说得一口流利的汉语。我住在英国的东北,其实离胡润这个经济学家毕业的Durham大学不远,每当我出去的时候可以看到一大批中国留学。幸亏有一些成为我朋友们,所以我对他们的消费观念稍微了解一下。比如他们,特别是男人,对电子产品总要买最新产的。女人喜欢买奢侈品,特别是在打折扣的时候。不过他们都是学生嘛,他们花的钱是从父母来的!

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      Grace:

      02-27-2012 9:38 pm

      Barry,

      首先想说你的中文相当好!我挺佩服胡润的。他作为一个英国人,能把中文学得那么好,到异国他乡克服各种困难去实现自己的梦想,而且把一件对中国人来说都非常难做的事情做得那么好,很值得中国人学习。你见到的那些小留学生在中国称为“富二代”。他们是有父母强大的经济支持。但我相信他们中有一大部分是“消费型”,有一小部分是“奋斗型”。我两种都见过。后一种是中国的未来,前一种嘛,为世界创造市场,也有一定的价值。。。:)

      能不能问一下你学中文有几年了?

      Grace

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    Barry:

    02-28-2012 3:43 pm

    Hi Grace..我学中文学了五年了。虽然你写的话使我很开心,其实呀我说话的水平离胡润说的差得远。跟我中国朋友交流经常要靠英语沟通。在real-life 情况中总不能说出来我的看法,这个比在电脑上写字难得很。但是我肯定只要我努力下去会说得跟胡润一样这么好!:)

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      Grace:

      02-29-2012 2:51 am

      “但是我肯定只要我努力下去会说得跟胡润一样这么好!” – 有这样的决心比什么都重要。好样的, Barry!

      你能用电脑打出如此流畅的中文说明你的中文基础很好。口语和听力是需要很多模仿和练习才能有大的提高的。实际上也并不是很难。只要你能坚持不懈地反复听和模仿,抓住一切机会和说中文的人交流, 你的听力和口语都能上升地很快。我在blog里也会不断增加有趣而实用的听力口语练习和关于方法的文章。你也将会读到很多关于怎样用生动的语言表达自己思想的帖子。希望能帮你更快地进步。

      同时谢谢你对这个blog的支持!

      Grace

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