Chinese like it hot in the south…


Chinese like it hot in the south…

Greetings from southern China!

We’re in city #2 of the our 3 city swing. Courtesy of the Foreign Experts Bureau, in conjunction with the Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, we had our 2nd seminar today. It was extremely well attended and simulcast in two adjoining banquet rooms due to the overflow. One of the regional TV stations even covered the event. We have company visits over the next few days and then are headed to Shanghai.

The temperature is warmer and food spicier. It’s great to see the difference in questions, too, between here and our colleagues in Beijing.

Check out the 30 second video they wanted to me to shoot– a Chinese self introduction– for the TV interview.


Yunnan University of Finance and Economics

Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE) was founded in 1951, and designated as one of the key provincial institutions of higher education by Yunnan Provincial Government in 1995. YUFE is a multi-disciplinary university which excels in economics and management but also offers high-quality programs in philosophy, law, liberal arts, natural science and engineering. The university offers undergraduate courses and graduate courses. Located in the north of “he city of eternal spring” Kunming, YUFE occupies an area of 81.5 hectares. The campus environment is pleasant and all necessities are provided to students for their convenience. The university’s facilities are among the best ones in the business-oriented universities in China. The university has an advanced multifunctional library that hosts collection of 1,870,000 books volumes and high-tech laboratories, multimedia conference centers, electronic reading rooms and modern multi-function gymnasium. The clean and comfortable dormitory, equipped with complete supporting facilities, is much appreciated by students and teachers alike.

Foreign Experts

– Devising plans and policies for Overseas Expertise Introduction (OEI), drafting relevant laws and guidelines, formulating administrative measures for OEI and supervising the implementation.
– Examining and approving key plans financed by special state funds for employing overseas experts, and coordinating the implementation of such state plans.
– Compiling the budget for OEI special funds, supervising the use of such funds, and assisting with the handling of major OEI-related events.



About Author

Greg Stoller is actively involved in building entrepreneurship and international business programs at Boston University in the Questrom School of Business. He teaches courses in entrepreneurship, global strategy and management and runs the Asian International Management Experience Program, and the Asian International Consulting Project.

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