China is becoming seriously concerned by Australia's negative attitude towards it' -- and it could put the entire economy at risk

China is becoming seriously concerned by Australia's negative attitude towards it' -- and it could put the entire economy at risk

Recent media articles and comments by Australian politicians are starting to rub the Chinese the wrong way.

Just ask David Thomas, founder and President of the Australia China SME Association.

On a recent business trip to China, Thomas was acutely aware of a change in the way his Chinese counterparts spoke about Australia.

IDEAS The key to doing successful business with the Chinese is to drink three cups of tea

IDEAS The key to doing successful business with the Chinese is to drink three cups of tea

Every culture has a different set of beliefs and values that are generally reflected in the way people approach business.

For the Chinese, like many, the utmost importance is placed on trust in a business relationship.

And while that is a common factor for many areas of the world, there is a particular way it is showed and earned in Chinese business dealings.

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