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  • Writer's picturePolina Ozhylevska

Frank Sieren

How to find suitable jobs without competing with locals in China?

“The Chinese will ask only one question: “WHY do we need that guy?”, and you must have an answer to that!”

Frank Sieren is a bestselling author, documentary film maker and China specialist for various German newspapers and magazines. He has been living in Beijing / China since 1994!

His message to us flexpats is clear:

  • If you’re highly specialised in key technologies, you can make demands.

  • In traditional fields it’s becoming difficult.

  • Westerners in China need to see the world through Chinese eyes and history.

  • In the past, the west has set the tone in business. That changed.

  • Shenzhen beats Silicon Valley in many ways.

  • Now is the time to copy from China while sticking to our values.

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