From the author of the acclaimed Mr. China comes another rollicking
adventure story—part memoir, part history, part business imbroglio—that offers
valuable lessons to help Westerners win in China.
In the twenty-first century, the world has tilted
eastwards in its orbit; China grows confident while the West seems mired in
doubt. Having lived and worked in China for more than two decades, Tim Clissold
explains the secrets that Westerners can use to navigate through its cultural
and political maze. Picking up where he left off in the international
bestseller Mr. China, Chinese Rules chronicles his most recent
exploits, with assorted Chinese bureaucrats, factory owners, and local
characters building a climate change business in China. Of course, all does not
go as planned as he finds himself caught between the world’s largest carbon
emitter and the world’s richest man. Clissold offers entertaining and
enlightening anecdotes of the absurdities, gaffes, and mysteries he encountered
along the way.
Sprinkled amid surreal scenes of cultural confusion
and near misses are smart myth-busting insights and practical lessons Westerns
can use to succeed in China. Exploring key episodes in that nation’s long
political, military, and cultural history, Clissold outlines five Chinese
Rules, which anyone can deploy in on-the-ground situations with modern Chinese
counterparts. These Chinese rules will enable foreigners not only to cooperate
with China but also to compete with it on its own terms. Download and start listening now!