China 's Cultural Traditions And Symbols Such As Dragons, Colourful Celebrations And Cuisine
China is renowned for its cultural traditions and symbols such as dragons, colourful celebrations and cuisine. China’s culture consists of 55 ethnic groups (China Highlights, 2016). The largest group is the Han Chinese made of 90% of China 's population (China Highlights, 2016). Other groups include the Tibetans, the Mongols, the Manchus, the Naxi, and the Hezhen.
Mandarin is the official language based on the Beijing dialect and is spoken by the majority of the population, mainly taught in schools and maintained by the government (Australian Business Consulting & Solutions, 2016).
There are five official religions in the country and any other than Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism are illegal (Zimmermann, 2015).
2.6 Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
China ranked 83/168 in the Corruption perception index where scores from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean) (Transparency International, 2016).
According to (Graafland & Zhang, 2014, p. 34) companies spend most of their CSR effort in creating economic value by “improving competitiveness, product innovation, and process innovation”. Only a small section of companies set specific targets and report the achievements of CSR’s social and environmental goals and efforts. This suggests that the focus towards social and environmental aspects of CSR is not a priority.
2.7 Market for Entrepreneurs
According to (Sheets, 2013) “in recent years the Chinese business climate and…