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The China Practicum: A Compact Course on China
June 17, 2003

With the world's largest population, one of the largest and most steadily expanding economies, a rising standard of living, an increasingly consumer-driven appetite for foreign goods, and a government committed to sweeping economic and trade reform, there's little question that China is the most promising emerging market on the planet.

Already one of Minnesota's top export destinations, China is the focus of ever heightened interest from the state's manufacturers, service providers and agricultural groups, many of which see the profit potential and are eager to stake a claim in this vast market. Unfortunately, for companies unfamiliar with the complexities of doing business in China, mistakes can be costly and success elusive.

The Minnesota Trade Office's China Practicum course can greatly improve your chances of success by providing essential background that every company must have in order to make sound business decisions about whether, when and how to enter China's market.

Taught by a team of seasoned international trade professionals and experts on China, the China Practicum course provides the basic framework for understanding:
*China's economy
*China's cultural values, attitudes and beliefs
*China's business culture
*Cross-cultural conflicts and communication styles
*Market entry and successful business operation in China.

Whether applied in long-distance business transactions or face-to-face meetings with potential Chinese customers, distributors or partners, these valuable insights are certain to make your dealings more smooth, professional and productive.

To register, please contact Gloria Henck at 651.297.3920, or e-mail gloria.henck@state.mn.us. For more information, contact Li King Feng at 651.297.1443, or e-mail li.king.feng@state.mn.us.

  • Time: Registration 8:00 a.m.; program 8:30 a.m. - 3: 30 p.m.; lunch at 12:30 p.m.
  • Place: Minnesota Trade Office, 10th Flr, 30 E 7th Street, downtown St. Paul
  • Cost:
        $90 Member/Students
        $90 Non-Member
        (Fee includes program materials, light breakfast and lunch. )

MIC regrets that you will be charged for cancellations made less than two full business days in advance of programs, or cancellations made after the registration deadline, if one is given.

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