Language and culture help build bridges in China

The country has its own unique working culture and environment, and getting to grips with its language and customs is critical for success for any foreigner.

The best way to truly understand China is to fully immerse yourself in the country, says the writer. PHOTO: AFP
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I was pleasantly surprised in 2021 when I was told that I would be receiving the Young Achiever Award from non-profit organisation Business China.

I was not even aware that I was in the running for the award, given out by Business China to nurture greater bilingualism and biculturalism among Singaporeans to sustain our multicultural heritage, and develop cultural and economic linkages between Singapore, China and the world.

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