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Attraction and wariness of Chinese towards the US

“Chinese youth admire American culture but remain wary of US policy” says the New York Times.

This means that young Chinese admire the American way of life, they love the free speech but on the other hand they say that the Chinese government doesn’t show some much weakness abroad. If you want to read more about this phenomena, please have a look.

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Basics in Chinese Body language

“Body language forms a crucial part of everyday communication. Consciously or unconsciously we tend to use different parts of our body to convey certain messages across. It is a fact that body language is not used likely in all the parts of the world. The use and the meaning of certain body languages can vary widely across different cultures. Body language used in one culture could be altogether different from that used in other culture. The body language that maybe considered appropriate in one place might turn out to be offensive in the other. For instance, there are some sharp contrast between the body language used in the West and those used in the East.

We can find exclusive use of body language and hand gestures in China. China…………..

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Two political giants? – a really brief look on Obama and Romney –

Well last night millions of people worldwide watched the duell between Obama and Romney on TV. Lots of opinions and comments being written within the last few hours.

Looking at one of the typical photoes enables to find an own position towards all those comments. Let me try a very brief look on the two politicians, just judging this one photo. Let`s have a look at their habits. I am not interested in details. I know about this special perspective and the possible comments on this. Nevertheless, I don`t want to tell you a so called truth, or another truth among all those others truths in the www. No I just want to invite you ……………

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Friendly souverenity of a German Manager – Managers` nonverbal behavior patterns on stage – (video) 2

This German manager looks very friendly. His facial expression is open and his eyes want to reach everybody on the panel and in the audience. His facial expression supports his words by an obvious modulation of intonation.

Looking around to the others on the panel brings up to my mind the idea of: making contact to everybody there, ant taking this as important nonverbal communication, shows that it is important for him to be in contact with, in order to answer the question or to show his position, concerning the one or the other issue he is asked to talk about. Behaving like this gives  a kind of sovereignty. This is ……………..

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Rising dragon around the dome of Cologne, or: what is cultural integration Part II

…..I realized the birth of this picturesque image I talked about earlier. This image reminded me of experiences which I had as consultant and coach in companies when they follow a fusion process. A fusion in business is based on an intercultural process. One company with its special culture joins, meets and unites with another company, with its typical culture. In contrast to official wording most of these processes are a non-equal-fusion.

Most of those fusions in business failed. They faile because of a wrong approach of understanding intercultural communication. Intercultural communication and integration in business often means: We put those two companies together, have a look, try to find out the most effective and efficient elements of structure and efficiency in order to build up the new company on these analytical results.

Intercultural communication and integration does not function like this. ……………….

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The “skin” is the message – 8  (power is colourful)

Well clothing is the second skin so to say. The German chancellor Angela Merkel is chosen as most powerful woman in the world (Forbes).  Long time befor she became chancellor she was already famous for her colourful clothing. In those days we called her the living …………..

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Chinese sun bathing 

 since some years you will find more and more masked faces, probably women`s faces, along the beaches in China. The Austrian media “Standard” notes this today. Chinese women tend to cover their faces in order to keep their white skin safe. That means: white. And only a white face. The rest of the body can get coloured by the sun.

Why do Chinese women do this since some years? How can you explain the growing trend to cover the faces with such a plastic mask? Why only the face, and not the rest of the body?

In Western countries their was such a habit ………………….

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