Body-language and nonverbal communication

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

A Chinese face. A Chinese name. A GermanPassport. And still a Chinese face.

The lead singer proudly adds when being asked after his performance at the China Days in Cologne last weekend: “I’m Chinese, I have a German Passport and a I feel both cultures in me”. His tone sounded confident and proud.

When we talked for a little while about his music, his band and the social network where we met, facebook, I was astonished about his competence in German language. Almost no accent.  A clear, strong and convinced voice. Of course he would remember me, he said with a smile. I again was astonished about him, remembering my face because we had never met and we don’t have a special contact via facebook. He’s just a person- He is some Chinese man on the list of my “facebook-friends”.  I’m only one of those strange looking German faces which don’t seem to be so familiar to the Chinese, I suppose.

To be honest I felt glad and ………………..

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China Day Cologne 2012

Last weekend I visited the China festival in Cologne. The main reason for this event was the 40 th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between China and Germany. As well as the 25 th anniversary of the specific partner relationship between Bejing and Cologne.

On Friday there was the 2nd Business Forum on the communication and cooperation between China and Germany. More than 500 managers and politicians talked together on various issues. This Forum is said te be the most important business event for the Chinese in Germany. I will post some comment within this week on the different behavior patterns of managers from China and Germany, on how …………..

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