After the first week of lectures I have noticed a distinction between how professors lecture in the US versus how they do in China. The Chinese professors have so far been very repetitive and take very circuitous routes to say their primary point. I am unsure whether this is a cultural issue (Chinese appear to beat around the bush and not make direct statements) or whether the professor just wants to make sure we understand. This style is definitely not for me, but I have no doubt that it would be an effective teaching method for many students. The material has been very interesting though and I have begun to get a better understanding of how business operates in China and the challenges foreign companies face in expanding their operations here.