Leo meets Dani and says that Jack wants to talk to them both in his office. Dani has a suspicion that Jack will request Leo to stay in the Beijing office to work as a project manager for a new project that is starting. Leo takes a few minutes to learn some useful Mandarin words in advance of the meeting with Jack. Jacks asks Leo how long he has been in Beijing and if he likes it here. Leo informs Jack that he is enjoying his time in the Beijing office. Jack gives Leo a compliment on his Chinese language skills.
Jack informs Leo about a new project that is starting and offers him the project manager role. Leo happily accepts the position. The organisation wants to start marketing their product range in the domestic Chinese market as it has become as significant as their export markets. Jack hands Leo a 12 month contract to sign which will mean he will stay on in the company's Beijing office. Jack shakes Leo's hand and congratulates him in Mandarin Chinese. Dani is delighted for Leo, and will also work with Leo on this project.
As a testament to the growth of the Chinese consumer market, China is now second only to Japan as the largest luxury goods market worldwide. China passed the United States in 2009. It is estimated that China now accounts for greater than 25% of worldwide luxury goods sales. Companies that have seen strong growth in China include Apple, Audi, BMW and fashion labels such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Chanel.
About our Lessons
Dani, a Mandarin Chinese speaker and native of Beijing, guides you along your travels in China. Dani will help you learn Chinese words and phrases essential to navigate through real life scenarios in everyday Chinese life. You will also benefit from fascinating and practical lessons about the culture of China and its values. The lessons will allow you to learn Chinese online without the need for downloads or software installations. You can begin to learn Chinese free by taking advantage of our ten free Chinese lessons.