Several weeks into their internship in Beijing or Shanghai, our Gi2C interns give us an update on what interning in China has been like for them and what they’ve learned so far about Chinese business culture.

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Intern Updates: T'ai Chi at Ritan Park (Beijing)

Beijing is a city characterized by a somewhat constant state of confusion and contradiction. Living is Beijing, you often feel as if you are continuously straddling two different worlds. One world is a city undergoing full-throttle modernization, the other is still trying to honor the  foundation of the capital's past, one built on centuries of history and tradition. The swirling of the past, present, and future - that is what Beijing is about. And though you are able to take a world-class subway system to work and pick-up a Starbucks coffee on your way into the office, there are certain parts of life in Beijing that serve as a reminder that the city is a crucible of Chinese culture, and that even as much of the city transforms, certain traditions carry on. One of these notable customs is the practice of T'ai Chi. Head to one of Beijing's many parks during...
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Get in2 China: June Intern Orientation

On June 8, 2012, Get in2 China welcomed a fresh batch of wide-eyed interns into our Dongzhimen office in Beijing for their Internship Orientation Meeting. About twelve interns joined us on that Friday afternoon, some of them having arrived in China only a few hours earlier! This month we are fortunate enough to provide placement for interns from countries such as the U.S., Spain, Ukraine, England, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Sweden.  We gathered the group in a conference room for a meet and greet as well as a brief introduction to China. Vivi, our Internship Program Coordinatior, started things off by presenting a number of facts about Beijing, highlighting major attractions and statistics.  Did you know that Beijing has a population of more than 19.6 million people?  That's more than twice the size of the population in New York City. After Vivi provided the historical and cultural introduction to...
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