The Diamondback Grille is a story of a fictitious international restaurant business that decides to come to China. The New York executives target Shanghai for their first Chinese restaurant site and license a local company to set up operations. T.J. Liu, owner of the Chinese company, must work carefully with the American company to create a great business that is suitable for the Chinese market. Communication is not always easy, because the two cultures sometimes clash...
A new episode of the Diamondback Grille story is presented on Sina.com every two weeks. Each episode contains realistic conversations between the two companies and is a great source for learning colloquial workplace English. In each dialog, language terms and cultural differences are highlighted through bi-lingual annotations.
No matter whether you are a student about to enter the workplace or a young white-collar worker, you will laugh and learn as you follow the story of T.J. Liu and the Diamondback Grille.
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