Definition of guanxi in English:

guanxi

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Pronunciation: /gwanˈʃiː
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • (In China) the system of social networks and influential relationships which facilitate business and other dealings.
    More example sentences
    • The third section focuses on organizational behavior in Chinese firms, probing issues from guanxi to teamwork.
    • Li was well known for his cordial guanxi with the Chinese communist government.
    • Guanxi usage is sometimes elevated from an individual to an organizational level.

Origin

Mandarin, literally 'connection'.

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