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  • Located in East Asia on the western shore of the Pacific Ocean
  • Having a land area of about 9.6 million sq. km
  • A land surrounded by 15 countries
  • A land with 5,400 islands in its territory
  • Being the third largest country in the world
  • A country with a population over 1.3 billion out of total 6.6 billion world population
  • A country with one child policy
  • A country that brought down poverty rate from 53% in 1981 to 8% by 2001
  • A country which is the 3 rd largest importer and 2 nd largest exporter
  • A country famous for its Dragons
  • Welcome to China
  • We : Ritesh Gupta Sunil Sharma Dhiraj Gaur Anand Singh Present China Culture ( Business Etiquette's )
  • Greetings
    • Address a person using his or her family name. In china the family name comes first and are usually of one syllable .
    • For business purpose it is traditionally acceptable to call them by surname, tog ethe r with a title, such as “Director Wang” or “Chairman Li”
    • Avoid using someone’s given name unless you have known him or her for a long per iod of time.
    • Do not try to be co me too friendly too soon, and do not insist them to address y o u by your given name.
    • Chin es e way of greetings is a nod, and if they hand shake with you bear in mind that a soft handshake and a lack of eye contact do not necessarily indicate timidity. It only implies that the person is not accustomed to the firm handshake normally used.
  • Business Meetings
    • In china it is assumed that the first person who enters the room is the head of t he group.
    • Import an t gue sts are usually
    • escorted to th e ir seats .
    • When e xcha n ging bus iness cards,
    • hold out your card using both hands
    • with the writing facin g the recipien t.
    • Card should be e xc ha n ged individually, and n eve r to s s the cards.
    • Receive the card w ith both hands, and look at it for a while before pu tting it in your pocket.
    • Meetings be gin with small talks. Resist the tempt ation to get down to business right away.
  • Social Events
  • Gift Giving
    • Gif ts in China means you are inter e ste d in building a relationship , particularly something representative our your town, country, or region.
    • But do not use pl ain b lack or white pa p er gift pack, it’s a sy mbol o f mourning.
    • Present the gi ft with both ha nds
    • and al wa ys m enti on it’s a small to ke n of
    • appre ciation.
    • Do not ex pe ct your gift to be opened
    • in yo ur pres enc e
    • Never gift clock , handk erch ief, um brel la, or white flo wers as they are s ym b ol of tears, or de ath .
  • Survival Tips
    • Bring a la rg e s upply of busin ess cards, you may meet more people tha n anticipated .
    • Talk ing about pol i tic s or religion is a strai g ht no.
    • Avoid ta lkin g a bout Taiwan as an inde p ende nt country.
    • Never p raise the Ja pan e se
    • Do learn a few Chin ese words , this shows an interest in your host’s language and culture . It is also a very good ice breaker . Wor ds like ni h ao (hello), x ie xie ( thank you), ga n be i (cheers), za ij ia n (goodbye), wor ks good.
  • Golden Rules/ Hard Facts*
    • Change course from time to time.
    • Be prepared to face some of the hardest and longest negotiations you’ve ever seen.
    • Have a lot of patience
    • Be prepared to tell white lies
    • Be prepared to not believe anything they say
    • Acknowledge that in most cases they have a short term business outlook with you.
    • Be prepared to know that in most cases they don’t know the value of lifetime customers. No one has ever taught them.
    • Do not try to change them. They are the way they are.
    • Be prepared to have a plan B ready in case, all fails
    • There will be always someone who buys cheaper than you.
    • Carry a lot of Maggie, and readymade foods if you are a vegetarian.
    • Be prepared to eat new kinds of meat in the name of chicken.
    • And last but not the least learn the sign language, as they don’t understand English and they won’t for another decade, and you can’t learn Chinese.
    • * All the above statements( “be prepared” )are written not to make fun of the Chinese culture but just to add essence to a long presentation and we respect their culture from the core.