Cultural Differences In China

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\ This user-friendly handbook will come in handy in your foreign assessment. This handbook covers the general fact of the country and some useful business advices to guide you through your assessment due to the culture differences. Historical Background China has a long and rich history of 5000 years. The 11 dynasties in China are Xia, Shang, Qin, Han, Jin, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing. With Qing being the last imperial dynasty of China as it was overthrown in the Xinhai Revolution and the Republic of China was established. Beijing is the capital of China in modern era and it has always been an important city for the region, usually as a prefectural capital. Beijing is also well known for having the world’s longest and…show more content…
There are a total of 55 other ethnic groups are recognised in mainland China. (Picture 4. Pie Chart for Ethnic Groups) Dominant Language The predominant language in China is Chinese which comprises of seven main dialects, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Wu, Min, Xiang, and Gan. The variety of Mandarin based on the speech in the capital Beijing is the official national language of mainland China and is termed Pŭtōnghuà, Common language. Social Structure China’s current class structure has divided the society into nine tiers, first 3 tiers as “ruling class” and the bottom three as the “underclass”. The division is based on political power and connection as much as wealth and prestige, reflecting the fact that the ruling Communist Party plays an extraordinarily large role in the distribution of social goods in China. (Lu, 2014).…show more content…
It has a GDP of 467.4 billion SGD which is a 7.3% increase from last year’s. Their current GDP per capita is 21,927.44 SGD. (ChinaDaily, 2015). The growth in communication and electronic equipment, automobiles, and medicine contributed tremendously in the growth rate of the city’s manufacturing industry with a massive 74.2%. Today, Beijing can be seen as one of the top city’s in industrialization in China, with highly developed machinery, textile and petrochemical sectors. In addition, this city has a rapidly growing service sector that consists mostly of government agencies such as the centralized banking system such as the People’s Bank of China. With an increasing growth rate in the different sectors in Beijing, it is indeed one of the leading cities in the country. (Timimi,

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