Languages in China
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What are the primary considerations for establishing a North America sales and business development presence?
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China Language / Translation / Interpretation
Why wait until you're in China to pick up a language. Would it not be wise to familiarise yourself with the Chinese language before making the big move abroad, ensuring you have the confidence and ability to interact with your customers, clients and business associates? There are many UK-based tutorial companies that can help you learn a foreign language in your own time. These companies cover all levels of ability, from understanding your first foreign word to refining your last. Sessions can be available either at your office, home, or organised classes.
The most used Chinese dialect is Mandarin, spoken by roughly 70% of the population.
You will find some Chinese people can speak English. However, one can only generalise and say this is primarily the reserve of the educated (students, graduates, etc) and top-level business and government officials.
Depending on the nature of your business or investment, foreign nationals generally enjoy dealing with someone who they can form a good business relationship with. Communication and interpersonal skills are therefore paramount, as well as the ability to be enthused about a product, service or business plan.
Translation & Interpretation
Although English widely accepted as the language of business, it may still be necessary to employ a translator when doing business in China.
An increasing number of junior executives, managers and government officials in China speak English. However, depending on who you are conversing with, it may be necessary for formal meetings and negotiations that you use an interpreter. Looking ahead, this will help eradicate even the slightest chance of misinterpretation or miscommunication.
Whether its documental, personal on interactive interpretation or translation youre after, there are many fine, highly-qualified companies who can help, many of which can be found right here.