Overcoming the ‘Ugly American’ Stigma in China
Ten Steps for U.S. Businesses in Developing Good Trade Relationships
May 30 – The Financial Times subsidiary XportReporter has come out with a short case study which explores the challenges American companies often face when doing business in China, called “Overcoming the ‘Ugly American’ stigma.”
The editorial team at XportReporter have compiled a list of 10 potential obstacles to U.S. companies developing good trading relationships. The items on this list were gathered during the course of hundreds of interviews with Chinese officials and/or businesspeople conducted over the past year.
In many cases, these issues are misconceptions or biased notions and are not accurate reflections of how U.S. businesses really think or operate. However, we believe that it is important for American companies to be aware of what these perceived issues are so that they are better able to position themselves as viable trading partners and to avoid letting them escalate into unnecessary deal breakers.
XportReporter has kindly agreed to allow complimentary access to this case study for China Briefing readers, and the report can be accessed in PDF format by clicking here.
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