Western technology, management expertise and capital have fueled an incredible expansion of China's economy. Each gain is hard-won, with true success gained when Western business people learn to navigate the intricacies of Chinese bureaucracy and culture. The Chinese Way in Business is an invaluable tool that teaches Westerners the basic Chinese philosophy of doing business and how to cultivate strong personal relationships with the Chinese. Boye Lafayette De Mente worked in Asia for over thirty years as a journalist and business consultant. In this book, he reveals the historical factors, collective traits and individual qualities that determine how the Chinese do business today, and the direction their economy will take in the future. His is a true insider's view whether the topic is the legal framework for business development, or the importance of social relationships to successful business dealings in China.