guanxi


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guanxi

(ˌɡwænˈsiː)
n
(Commerce) a Chinese social concept based on the exchange of favours, in which personal relationships are considered more important than laws and written agreements
[C20: Chinese: relationships]
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Police said that two men in raincoats approached Chiang on the street and one of the men fired six shots, before the two assailants fled on scooter in the direction of Guanxi Township, Hsinchu.
In China, guanxi is a special form of personal relationship in which the exchange partners bond through reciprocal obligations (X.-P.
This accessible study for students and others employs social network analysis to examine guanxi networks, the social codes that control personal and business relationships in everyday Chinese life and in contemporary Chinese social structure.
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Eminent biologist Prof Dr Kauser Abdulla Malik was the chief guest at the inaugural ceremony of the conference which was also addressed by Dr Kun-Fang Cao from Guanxi University, China.
They were identified as Chinese nationals Guanxi Zheng, Honghong Zhuang, Jianmin Wu, Zhidan Gao, and Korean national Hyun Seung Kim.
Speakers at the Chester Forum included: Dr Fran Hulbert, Chairman of the Chester Forum; Jim Hancock, broadcaster and journalist; William Lv, CEO of Shenzhen CEEC, China; Dan Berrisford, MD of Heat Trace Limited; Mark Livesey, Cheshire and Warrington, Local Enterprise Partnership; Professor Jinbo Zhou, Vice-Dean of Economics and Management School, Guanxi Normal University, Guilin; Colin Brew, Chief Executive Officer, West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce; and Professor Tim Wheeler, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester.
Edry Faizal also sees the personal daily interaction with constituent as a chance to expand his guanxi, the Mandarin term for social networking and cultivating individual relationships.
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The parallel assessment of normative power insists that for the EU, its normative power is pivoted on the legal framework of the acquis communautaire, while for China--it is the practices of guanxi. Acquis communautaire represents the accumulated legal obligations and institutional properties shared by the EU member states.
Guanxi networks, as they are referred to in China, are strong connections built up by one's family over the course of many years (May, 2000).