Dispatches from China

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My previous Dispatch dealt with the opinions and value of “half-pats.” I also mentioned returning Chinese professionals (RCPs) as potential high-value employees. But before you hire an RCP, you might want to understand a little bit about how they became an RCP.

This will be part one of a two-part article about RCPs.

RCP’s come in many flavors, ranging from students with a year or two of Western work experience returning to China because of the soft economy to degree-studded entrepreneurs returning to “seize the day.”

They speak Chinese, they have family and contacts, they know the culture and while they are often out of the current loop, depending on how long they have been away from China, they have the capacity to get up to speed quickly. They can, depending on the fit, be valuable hires and bridges between the theory and reality of running a business with Eastern and Western operations.

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