Busi­ness­man learns from JackMa’s ex­pe­ri­ence

China Daily (Canada) - - XI’S VISITS - By ZHAO YANRONG andWANG JIAN in Hanoi

It’s said that the rea­son for fall­ing in love with a city is of­ten one of its in­hab­i­tants.

For Pham Duong Chau, a 35-year-old Viet­namese busi­ness­man, his fa­vorite city in China is not ametropo­lis such as Bei­jing or Shang­hai, but Hangzhou, Zhe­jiang prov­ince, where his role model Jack Ma hails from.

Pham is the owner of the largest pri­vate Chi­nese lan­guage learn­ing cen­ter in Hanoi, which was es­tab­lished 12 years ago.

Busi­ness was not good un­til four years ago, when he learned­about Ma, the founder of Ch in­ese e-com­mence gi­ant Alibaba.

“At the time, I was a bit lost. But then I learned about Alibaba and Ma, and started fol­low­ing him by watch­ing his speeches,” he said.

Ma talked about how to start acompany, howto de­sign a sys­tem, how to es­tab­lish a group, and how to do busi­ness — in­for­ma­tion that in­spired the Viet­namese man.

“I ad­mire him not be­cause he is rich, but be­cause he is will­ing to teach young peo­ple. AsMa did, I hired more young grad­u­ates and they brought in even more ideas,” Chau said.

Con­tact the writer at zhaoy­an­rong@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Pham Duong Chau

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