Intl students learn the ups and downs of Chinese companies' overseas expansion
Updated: 2017-11-29

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Wu Yingxian, a senior human resources officer from ZTE, China's telecommunication giant, delivers a lecture on the opportunities and challenges of Chinese companies' international business expansion on Nov 9. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

A lecture focusing on the opportunities and challenges of Chinese companies' international business expansion attracted some 200 Chinese and overseas students from Shanghai University on Nov 9.

Delivered by Wu Yingxian and Wang Yue, senior human resources officers from China's telecommunication giant ZTE, the lecture began with Wu's brief but interesting introductions to the companies' logos.

He shared his experiences when studying and working abroad with the students, especially the ups and downs he faced in South Sudan and Kuwait, and then opened the conversation of how Chinese enterprises have strived to expand their overseas operations in recent years.

"Language and cultural barriers, government policies, and state-to-state relations, are the main factors affecting Chinese companies' overseas expansion," Wu said.

He stressed that Chinese companies, at today’s times of economic globalization, should grasp the opportunity to take in more professionals, focus on scientific and technological innovations, and hence make their voices heard at broader international stages.

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The lecture attracts some 200 Chinese and overseas students from Shanghai University. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

Students also raised many concerns, such as the difficulties Chinese companies have faced in overseas expansion, and what hardship an employer may encounter when working abroad.

They regarded the lecture very helpful, as it inspired them to alternative job opportunities and provided them with a good platform to share and exchange knowledge.

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