What we're about

When this Meetup group was originally founded in 2017, I had just moved back to the United States after living in Shanghai, China for the past seven years.

As the world changes in real-time, my mission and purpose have evolved…

Given the current US-China trade war, COVID-19 global pandemic, and geopolitical tensions everywhere between China and Western countries…

I have reorganized my business ( https://www.emechina.us/ ), my podcast ( https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1366595279 ), and my upcoming book ( https://publishizer.com/the-china-leadership-dilemma/ ), The China Leadership Dilemma, to improve US-China relations one cross-cultural relationship at a time, beginning with yours…

Those who attended the last two Zoom virtual meetup events know that we (Westerners) can improve our relationships and business outcomes in China by learning to "think different" about Chinese people. Of course, I mean different in a positive way, moving away from our biases and prejudices, subconscious or not.

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Gene J. Hsu | Group Owner

EME China Consultants ( https://www.emechina.us/ )

PS. Please message me if you would like to co-host an event, sponsor an event, or help me promote an event

Upcoming events (2)

Goodwill Extraction & Developing Real GUANXI Relationships (Session 1)

Our 4th Zoom Meetup is going to be awesome! Join the conversation with our growing number of China experts and cross-cultural trainers! OVERVIEW Have you heard about Chinese people stealing IP or pirating DVDs? How about giving kick-backs or getting paid "under the table"? Have you ever been offered a gift in China that you thought was too expensive? If you answered 'YES' to any of these questions, then you should consider a few more questions... Q1: Does this knowledge or experience CREATE NEGATIVE BIASES toward China? Q2: How do negative cultural biases AFFECT YOUR ATTITUDE during negotiations? DOUBLE STANDARDS ---- Do you have the same negative impression for Americans because companies like Napster, which was founded by two Americans (Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker), shared millions of free MP3 music files before getting shut down by court order? REPLAYS, BLOGS, PODCASTS (Please read the disclaimer below) June 3 - 1st live Q&A to discuss China Leadership Dilemmas July 8 - Chinese-Western Cultural Dichotomies & developing new patterns of behavior July 22 - Unknown Unknowns / False Known Knowns & developing new patterns of interaction Aug 11 - Goodwill Extraction & developing Real GUANXI relationships (This Event) WHO SHOULD ATTEND • Anyone who is in a business or personal relationship with someone from Mainland China • Anyone who is troubled by the increasing tensions between China and the West (esp. America) • Anyway who wants to improve cross-cultural relations with as many people as possible SESSION 1 DATE/TIME • 8:00pm Pacific Standard Time, Aug 11 (Tuesday) AGENDA • KEYNOTE: Goodwill Extraction & Developing Real GUANXI Relationships (30 minutes) • Share Your Experience Live (30 minutes) • Q&A Live (30 minutes) REFERENCES • https://www.emechina.us/blog/reimagined • https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-avoid-landing-pitfall-paratrooper-manager-china-空降部队-gene-j-hsu/ ZOOM REGISTRATION REQUIRED https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMoc-ChrDMoG9cb4buWXr1Jpjmx7bknsjbU FREE eBOOK By registering on Zoom and attending our Meetup event, you will receive a free digital copy of The China Leadership Dilemma when it is published in 2021. DISCLAIMER POLICY All online EME Meetup Events are recorded so the replays can be shared with members who missed the event. In respect of privacy, ONLY THE PRESENTATION PORTION will be posted. All Q&A and live discussions WILL BE REMOVED from the official replay video. Occasionally, clips of the Q&A discussions may be posted. When this happens, all participant images will be blurred to maintain anonymity, unless you inform us in writing that you approve being featured in repurposed blogs or podcasts. As a fellow China expert or intercultural trainer, we are happy to share and promote any of your business or personal social media links by request when you are featured in a discussion. 1. These events are private, by registration only events, promoted on public platforms (e.g. Meetup.com) 2. These events are Zoom meetings, not Zoom webinars, so all participants can talk to each other. If you wish to listen anonymously, you can turn your video off and rename yourself as "Listener" or "Listener only" 3. If you wish to be featured or invited as a guest presented, please contact me in advance to arrange. I welcome other experts to share insights with our community. 4. By registering for an EME Meetup Event on Zoom, you accept that I will occasionally email you additional content and information related to your journey towards success in China. Of course you can unsubscribe when you no longer want to stay informed of our activities.

Goodwill Extraction & Developing Real GUANXI Relationships (Session 2)

Our 4th Zoom Meetup is going to be awesome! Join the conversation with our growing number of China experts and cross-cultural trainers! OVERVIEW Have you heard about Chinese people stealing IP or pirating DVDs? How about giving kick-backs or getting paid "under the table"? Have you ever been offered a gift in China that you thought was too expensive? If you answered 'YES' to any of these questions, then you should consider a few more questions... Q1: Does this knowledge or experience CREATE NEGATIVE BIASES toward China? Q2: How do negative cultural biases AFFECT YOUR ATTITUDE during negotiations? DOUBLE STANDARDS ---- Do you have the same negative impression for Americans because companies like Napster, which was founded by two Americans (Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker), shared millions of free MP3 music files before getting shut down by court order? REPLAYS, BLOGS, PODCASTS (Please read the disclaimer below) June 3 - 1st live Q&A to discuss China Leadership Dilemmas July 8 - Chinese-Western Cultural Dichotomies & developing new patterns of behavior July 22 - Unknown Unknowns / False Known Knowns & developing new patterns of interaction Aug 12 - Goodwill Extraction & developing Real GUANXI relationships (This Event) WHO SHOULD ATTEND • Anyone who is in a business or personal relationship with someone from Mainland China • Anyone who is troubled by the increasing tensions between China and the West (esp. America) • Anyway who wants to improve cross-cultural relations with as many people as possible SESSION 2 DATE/TIME • 10:00am Pacific Standard Time, Aug 12 (Wednesday) AGENDA • KEYNOTE: Goodwill Extraction & Developing Real GUANXI Relationships (30 minutes) • Share Your Experience Live (30 minutes) • Q&A Live (30 minutes) REFERENCES • https://www.emechina.us/blog/reimagined • https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-avoid-landing-pitfall-paratrooper-manager-china-空降部队-gene-j-hsu/ ZOOM REGISTRATION REQUIRED https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvdOysrzwuG9OAFBKzwwaKrwf8THRdsERY FREE eBOOK By registering on Zoom and attending our Meetup event, you will receive a free digital copy of The China Leadership Dilemma when it is published in 2021. DISCLAIMER POLICY All online EME Meetup Events are recorded so the replays can be shared with members who missed the event. In respect of privacy, ONLY THE PRESENTATION PORTION will be posted. All Q&A and live discussions WILL BE REMOVED from the official replay video. Occasionally, clips of the Q&A discussions may be posted. When this happens, all participant images will be blurred to maintain anonymity, unless you inform us in writing that you approve being featured in repurposed blogs or podcasts. As a fellow China expert or intercultural trainer, we are happy to share and promote any of your business or personal social media links by request when you are featured in a discussion. 1. These events are private, by registration only events, promoted on public platforms (e.g. Meetup.com) 2. These events are Zoom meetings, not Zoom webinars, so all participants can talk to each other. If you wish to listen anonymously, you can turn your video off and rename yourself as "Listener" or "Listener only" 3. If you wish to be featured or invited as a guest presented, please contact me in advance to arrange. I welcome other experts to share insights with our community. 4. By registering for an EME Meetup Event on Zoom, you accept that I will occasionally email you additional content and information related to your journey towards success in China. Of course you can unsubscribe when you no longer want to stay informed of our activities.

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