Half a year in China

In February 2014 I was contacted by two different companies, independently from each other, to help a client with ATDD (Acceptance Test-Driven Development). Initially it was about a company in Munich, Germany. After some conversations it turned out it was about helping the Chinese ICT company Huawei in China.

By the end of June our little family was on a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Hong Kong and after we recovered from the jet lag we crossed the border between Hong Kong and Shenzhen in mainland China.

As part of my work with Huawei I got to travel frequently from Shenzhen to Beijing, Shanghai, and Xian. A few times those trips were two weeks long and I was able to take my wife and daughter with me. During a short holiday we also went to Kunming in the Yunnan province and also visited the tropical Hainan island.

18 Jun 2014 Next. Coaching software developers in China
22 Jun 2014 Transfer from Hong Kong to Shenzhen
23 Jun 2014 First impressions and travel to Beijing
24 Jun 2014 Chinese business dinner
25 Jun 2014 Some Beijing impressions
25 Jun 2014 Chinese Lunch
28 Jun 2014 Dance Show at Shenzhen Waterworld
30 Jun 2014 Impressions of Chinese street life
30 Jun 2014 Do you take a nap after lunch?
13 Jul 2014 Words matter a lot - Speaking in images
11 Aug 2014 Old Chinese motivational method
24 Aug 2014 干杯 - Bottoms up
27 Aug 2014 Chinese developers work in silence
30 Aug 2014 From competition it is a big leap to cooperation
13 Sep 2014 General Aviation in China
14 Sep 2014 Bring your own container to the supermarket to buy flour or sugar
15 Sep 2014 It can get hot in China
17 Sep 2014 Xi'an indoor food court and market
18 Sep 2014 Is uncovering issues an issue?
19 Sep 2014 Night Shadows
20 Sep 2014 Corporate singing contest
21 Sep 2014 Safe driving education
22 Sep 2014 Chinese Thank You Dinner
26 Oct 2014 Safety instructions in the cafeteria
20 Nov 2014 Coaching through a translator
04 Dec 2014 Some reflection about the China I have not found
07 Jan 2015 The effect of Leader-Follower in China as viewed from an airline passenger seat

Smog in Beijing

During a stay over two weeks in the Chinese capital Beijing we also witnessed the smog.

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When it clears it does look like this:

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