Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Although huge differences exist between Irish and Chinese culture – most notably with regard to such aspects as saving face and hierarchy – many Irish business people recognize similarities in the high value placed on family and personal friendship, as well as parallels in the historical experience of the two nations. Strong Irish social and business networks have evolved in China, and networks of Chinese people resident in Ireland also offer opportunity to Irish business people. (Source: http://www.ucd.ie/china/news/news_07-10-09.html)

The biggest non-European Community population in Ireland now is the Chinese community, with upward of 50,000 people. (Source: http://www.china.org.cn/living_in_china/news/2008-03/14/content_12590601.htm)

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