Today we had a morning lecture that talked about the similarities and differences of leadership in China and the U.S. In China there is a big separation between the leader and the subordinates. If you are the leader you have the final say and no one challenges you. In the U.S. there is more working with the leader and the leader can be challenged.
Later on, we took a field trip to the Haihe Dairy where we saw where milk was processed in China. There isn't much milk I've noticed especially cold milk. They package milk in small sealed plastic bags. This keeps the milk longer since its for individual use. The marketing was very unique for the milk. The pictures they used to convey milk didn't make any sense to me but probably related to a Chinese fairytale or something.
After the dairy we headed to a local Tianjin bank. They had many different floors and rooms for VIP customers. The more money you have the higher up you are and the more VIP features you get access to. The diamond VIP was the highest one.
Today was a long day on the bus. We headed to the Winery first. This was my first winery and it was really nice. In fact, it was a castle. The tour took us through many rooms and hallways that showed how the wine was made and where it would be consumed. At the end we got to taste the Champagne, Wine, and Brandy that they made. I learned how to taste the wine and see its quality. I also was taught by the tour guide that if champagne stays bubbly for over 20 minutes that its high quality.
After that we headed to lunch. This had to be one of my favorite restaurants on the trip. It had some interesting things on the menu. I tried eel, cow stomach, and blood. They also had some green been meatballs and goose that was very delicious.
Today we had a lecture on HR. We learned about working units, which are housing for people who workin a chinese company almost like a military base that provides food, shelter, and living items. Ive enjoyed getting to meet the Chinese students. After lunch I played some ping pong then went to get some saave for the scratch under my eye.