The woman teaching African companies the art of closing deals with the Chinese

(CNN)Lucia Hau-Yoon has spent nearly 30 years teaching Africans the art of mastering business dealings with the Chinese. Improving communications with Chinese business partners is at the top of the agenda for Hau-Yoon and her team at the Mandarin Training Center in Johannesburg, South Africa’s capital. Hau-Yoon says she set up the training center in response to the increasing demand for Chinese cultural awareness by Africans who work with partners from China — an indication of how influential China has become in Africa in the past two decades. According to a report by McKinsey & Company there are presently more than 10,000 Chinese businesses operating in different countries on the continent, including Ethiopia, South Africa, and Kenya. And in infrastructure …