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Explain how you think the Asian goal of "harmony, but not uniformity" can help to achieve intercultural understanding in globalized business practices. Use clear examples to support the ideas in your essay.

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Title: Despite the recent financial crisis many Asian economies such as China, Korea and Singapore have become stronger. Therefore Asian values have started to influence global business practices. Explain how you think the Asian goal of "harmony, but not uniformity" can help to achieve intercultural understanding in globalized business practices. Use clear examples to support the ideas in your essay. After the international financial crisis in 2008, China as a leader began to influence global business practices, more and more people realized that China are rising as the representative in the emerging markets and the global economy is going to be changed. Global countries started to pay attention to Chinese culture and ideas. Two thousand and five hundred years ago, Confucius said," the gentleman aims at harmony, and not at uniformity, the man aims at uniformity and not at harmony." That means each state or nation should accommodate other civilizations while preserving its fine cultural traditions. ...read more.

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Secondly, "Harmony, but not uniformity" has great influence on global business practices, the company should not only respect others culture, but also keep their own characteristics. China is femininity culture, which pays attention to the relationship quality of life, and they will not impose others. After Hong Kong, Macao were handover, China insisted on the "one country, two systems" policy. On the premise of one China, the country's main adhere to the socialist system, Hong Kong, Macao are inalienable parts of China, they retain the current capitalist system act as special administrative region. The Chinese government has all along advocated the peace. Chinese enterprises have a good enterprise culture in Chinese culture. After many Chinese enterprises have acquired other enterprises, they would still retain the original staffs. For example, when Tencent acquired Kangcheng Gleam, they claimed that they would keep the original teams (TechIFENG 2010). The enterprises must blend into local culture, to manufacture product that accord with local preferences, then they can survive there. ...read more.

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advantage of it, learn from other's strong points to offset our weakness, go into the global economic system and form an enterprise's own unique corporate culture, as a result, it can make the enterprise more success. In short, under the influence of Chinese collectivism, many foreign countries also began to pay attention to team cooperation, which means Asian culture have affected on the global cultural. With the influence of globalization economy and the cultural diversity so that international communication businesses become more and more, a lot of foreign companies come to China to invest or cooperate. In cooperation with other countries, to wish culture is not an obstacle, every company should respect difference cultures, the business people must pay attention to these, do as "Harmony, but not uniformity", these will help the cooperation has greater probability of success, at the same time, enterprises should keep their own characteristics to create enterprise value and make it develop well. As long as there is unity objective, it can let the cultural differences become advantages. ...read more.

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