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Sydney: Chinese 'Renqing and Favours' Workshop - Doing Business with China

28 May 2019

ACBC: Chinese “Renqing and Favours” Workshop - Doing Business with China

Event details
Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Time: 11am arrival, 11.30am (start) - 1pm (finish). Light lunch included
Venue: ACBC Office (c/o ShineWing), Level 8, 167 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
Event Status: Members and non-members.
Format: Workshop (presentation and discussion)

In the next of our series on cross-cultural communication, we explore:

  • The meaning of favours (“renqing”) in Chinese culture.
  • What it means in the context of Australia-Chinese business communication.
  • Legal boundaries affecting practice of “renqing”.
  • What expectations do Chinese have in their social relations with other people?
  • Why and when are favours important in interpersonal relationship?
  • How can businesses use their knowledge to help build a strong relationship of trust as the basis of business partnerships?

This workshop will give you greater insights into this important dimension of doing business with China.

Bio - Professor Labao Wang - Director, Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture - Western Sydney University

Professor Labao Wang is Director of the Australia-China Institute for Arts and Culture, Western Sydney University. He had his MA from Fudan University, China, and his PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia. From 2002, he served as Professor of English and Director of an Australian Studies Centre at Soochow University, China. From 2002-2017, he was Deputy Dean and Dean of his School. An award-winning scholar, his research interests include Australian literature, cultural studies and language education, and he is widely published in Australia and China. He is currently Vice President of the Chinese Association of Australian Studies, and the Chinese Association for Studies in World Literatures Written in English.

Bio - Dr Zhiqiong June Wang - Associate Dean (International) - School of Law - Western Sydney University

Dr Zhiqiong June Wang joined the School of Law in 2010 where she is Associate Dean (International). In addition to her legal education in China, June has an LLM from the University of Sydney and a PhD from the University of New South Wales. Before entering academia, June worked as a lawyer in Beijing specialising in foreign investment law, international trade regulation and intellectual property law.

June’s current research focuses on Chinese law, where she takes a comparative, inter-disciplinary and socio-legal approach to research, and endeavours to provide original observation and analysis of the various reforms of commercial law, and changes of behaviours by foreign businesses and administrative authorities and courts in China.