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Questions tagged [china]

workplace cultures, customs, or laws in the People's Republic of China

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How can I argue against the idea of working overtime to fix bugs (constantly)?

My boss likes our engineers to work overtime to fix bugs. One of his favorite arguments is that being a responsible engineer, when you know it is exactly your codes that cause the bugs how can you ...
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Working with people that have different views in geopolitics

Our company outsources a lot of ODM and some OEM design with companies in China (and sometimes Taiwan). The views of China's recognition of Taiwan as a sovereign state is different than many Western ...
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2answers
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How do you access English recruiters and jobs in a location that is not primarily English speaking?

I'm currently residing in Hong Kong. I know there are English speakers everywhere, and there are employment locations that are purely English speaking, and I know English-only employees exists ...
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Ambiguous performance review af a young software engineer [closed]

My post follows this one: How to make young software engineers improve the quality of their output? Without getting into the details of the previous post, we have a software project which was rushed, ...
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1answer
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3 years working in China… without speaking Mandarin and working with an outdated tech, time to leave for a consulting position? [closed]

I started after my studies to work in a startup. The company got bigger and also shrink somehow but let's say we are now a small company with 30 persons while we were only 8 when the business started. ...
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Is not specifying salary requirements in a CV likely to elicit an automatic rejection in East Asia?

I'm seeking new employment in East Asia; specifically, China and Hong Kong (though relevant answers about other, not-too-culturally-distant markets will be helpful), and in the software industry. It's ...
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Dealing with verbal abuse from technical project manager [closed]

I joined this company a month ago in China as a software development intern, having worked at two previous internships prior (in the US). I am having issues working with my technical project manager ...