Kong. This means that he would feel gagged or even somehow ‘imprisoned’ in his ‘normal’ life in China. On the other hand, I will get more freedom, especially in expression and speech, as the Hong Kong system is more capitalist than Communist. My decision to accept such an assignment will, of course, be subject to whether I am single or partnered, or even whether I have a family. This is because having children changes the
Surname 6 whole thing completely. It will mean that to move to a new country, I will have to think about moving with them, having to get them accustomed to the new environment and life there, then after two years of the contract, getting them to reset back to life in China (Koester et.al.). That will be quite tedious. The specific training, support and incentive from my employer would just revolve around the provision of prior, detailed information about the destination country; as well as adequate funds to facilitate the transition. The provision of prior information helps prepare psychologically for the conditions that I might encounter there, without suffering some serious culture shocks (Koester et.al.). Conclusion Understanding the cultural differences between China and Hong Kong is crucial in assessing the friendly levels of their environments. It is also crucial in preparing an individual who is getting posted to either of them, in this case, from native China to Hong Kong. When it comes to business, knowing these differences is crucial in learning the appropriate management skills to apply in either environment.
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- Summer '18
- Brett Gordon
- Economy of the People's Republic of China