Chinese Gift Giving Etiquette

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… In general, gifts are given at Chinese New Year, weddings, births and more recently (because of marketing), birthdays. …

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  • Very timely! Have potential Chinese clients and would not like to offend them in anyway. Managed first meeting by largely following their lead but need to up my game for the subsequent meetings.
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Chinese Gift Giving Etiquette

  1. 1. Chinese Gift Giving Etiquette<br />9 Tips… In general, gifts are given at Chinese New Year, weddings, births and more recently (because of marketing), birthdays. …<br />www.china-business-connect.com<br />@BusinessChina0<br />e-Learning China Business <br />
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  3. 3. 1<br />The Chinese like food and a nice food basket will make a great gift.<br />
  4. 4. 2<br />Do not give scissors, knives or other cutting utensils as they indicate the severing of the relationship. <br />
  5. 5. 3<br />Do not give clocks, handkerchiefs or straw sandals as they are associated with funerals and death.<br />
  6. 6. 4<br />Do not give flowers, as many Chinese associate these with funerals. <br />
  7. 7. 5<br />Do not wrap gifts in white, blue or black paper.<br />
  8. 8. 6<br />Four is an unlucky number so do not give four of anything. Eightis the luckiest number, so giving eight of something brings luck to the recipient. <br />4<br />8<br />
  9. 9. 7<br />Always present gifts with two hands.<br />
  10. 10. 8<br />Gifts are not opened when received.<br />
  11. 11. 9<br />Gifts may be <br />refused three times<br />before they are accepted. <br />
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