Jari Vepsäläinen is a lawyer who has been working in China for more than 25 years. ”Vääntöä Kiinassa” is a vivid memoir of those eventful business years. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the Chinese business world and its unique characteristics, which often causes challenging situations for foreign companies operating in the area. The book illustrates Chinese business culture with captivating real-life stories, as described by Vepsäläinen and various international company leaders. Additionally, the book addresses some of the current challenges facing China, such as energy management and environmental issues.
They say that to be successful in China, one must have the patience of Buddha, cunning of Odysseus and poker face of a Franciscan. This is the world Jari Vepsäläinen stepped into as a 24-year-old, among the first western lawyers. He studied and did his licentiate dissertation in China, established his own company and now opens doors for others. What made him a survivor in the market that is the toughest, most competitive and most ruthless in the world? What is it like to be a husband to a Chinese wife, a member of a family with different destinies and a father of a Chinese girl? This fascinating life story takes you into the mysterious, dynamic and rapidly changing China, in which Jari Vepsäläinen has lived for over 31 years. Of those years, this book covers the first 22.