China & Israel business relations: A love upgrade
Israel and China have a relationship, and just like in every love story, what excited you at first is exactly what bothers you the most further down the line.
In the beginning, the Chinese loved the Israeli entrepreneurial spirit that sprouted startups like mushrooms after a good rain. But the typical Israeli rush to immediately manufacture every idea is the polar opposite of conservative Chinese culture, which advocates precision, respect and hierarchy, and calls for forging a personal connection and trust before doing business together, which, of course, takes time. In the world of Israeli innovation there is no time to lose—nor hierarchy, nor polite distance. Attention to detail often comes through trial and error, with a lot of other risk-taking along the way.
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