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Officially, the United States has supported the One-China policy since WWII, which acknowledged only one Government as the sole legal Government of China. So how does the United States relate to Mainland China and Taiwan?
New visitors to Taiwan quickly find out that, besides the Gregorian calendar and the Chinese calendar, Taiwan has its own calendar system. What is the history? How does it work?
Most people in Taiwan speak "Taiwanese". So which language is it's official one?
While we were preparing the book, there was a debate whether we should use “Taiwan companies” or “Taiwanese companies”. By searching the internet, both terms "Taiwan Companies" and "Taiwanese Companies" were commonly used. Which one was the right one?
There is abundant perception about Chinese businesspeople not abiding by the contract. How true is it? Is there independent evidence to prove it?
If you speak the official national Chinese, Pŭtōnghuà, and travel around China, you will quickly realize that you often don't understand what the Chinese people around you speak. What happened?
As a large country, China is composed of 56 ethnic groups that are officially recognized by the government of the People's Republic of China.
The Han Chinese (汉族) are the largest ethnic group accounted for 91.51% (1.2 billion) of the overall Chinese population in 2010.
China’s publication on the Standards for Classification of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) were jointly promulgated by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the National Bureau of Statistics, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the Ministry of Commerce on June 18, 2011.
The Standards divide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into three categories: medium, small, and mini. The classification was established based on the factors of employee size, revenue, and assets amount with the combination of 16 industry sectors.
When we were planning for this book, we set to use the term “Chinese company” to denote a company located in China. It was a logical choice because “Chinese” is an adjective of “China”.
Then one of the draft reviewers pointed out that a “Chinese company” also means a company owned by a Chinese individual, but the Chinese does not necessarily to be located in China.
Alexander has over 25 years of experience in Business Information Management and Information Technology. Previously, he has held leadership positions in the world’s leading Business Information providers, including Managing Director of Thomson Reuters Asia, and General Manager of Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), Hong Kong and Taiwan. In addition, he personally managed Hong Kong's Commercial Credit Bureau while working with D&B, and the Consumer Credit Bureau through his directorship at TransUnion Limited.