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This is one of the most important Chinese business etiquette tips to keep in mind when doing business in China.

This is one of the most important Chinese business etiquette tips to keep in mind when doing business in China.

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  • CHINESE BUSINESSRELATIONS A LESSON INETIQUETTEFor additional information about Business with Chinaplease visit www.China-Business-Connect.com
  • www.China-Business-Connect.comWhen a company evolves, expands and goes public, it is important tostart considering international relations.Trading internationally can be hugely beneficial for both parties if yourcards are played right, but it is important to understand the differencesin culture and etiquette if you want your endeavors to be successful.While these dealings are primarily business related it is important tokeep relationships on a personal level comfortable as well.2
  • www.China-Business-Connect.comFor the Chinese this means extending them extra consideration andcourtesy.They have much stricter rules when it comes to business formalitiesthan most western cultures and with China quickly growing to be one ofthe largest importers in the world, you’ll want to keep them on yourgood side and make sure to show proper respect and most important ofall, take the time to learn about, and show appreciation for theirculture.3
  • www.China-Business-Connect.comChina has passed the United States to become the world’s largest sellerof automobiles and is likely to pass the United States and Japan invarious markets by 2014.No matter what your business is, the growth of the Chinese economy issomething you’ll want to piggy back on but you’ll need to know theirprinciples in order to do so.You’ll need a collection of effective Chinese business etiquette tips inorder to get by without offending anyone and becoming that dreaded“ugly American”.4
  • www.China-Business-Connect.comIT’S ALL IN THE NAMEWhen meeting for the first time it is important to address Chineseindividuals using their family names and nothing more.Avoid first names and make sure to put the first name second when youbecome comfortable enough to use it. For business purposes it isacceptable to address people by their surname and their professionaltitle as well but don’t overdo it.Becoming too casual too quickly can lead to them being taken aback.This is one of the most important Chinese business etiquette tips tokeep in mind when doing business in China.5
  • www.China-Business-Connect.comPATIENCE AND TIMINGWhen it comes to formal business meetings it is all about patience andtiming. Important guests will be escorted to their seats and then seatedbefore the meeting begins.Everyone should be seated before the meeting begins. Once themeeting starts business cards are typically exchanged much like in theWest except in China it is a far more formal practice.When offering your card you hold it with two hands out.6
  • www.China-Business-Connect.comPATIENCE AND TIMINGYou can only exchange one card for one, don’t just pass them out. Handthe card directly to the recipient and when you receive their card, lookat it meaningfully and then set it on the table face up until the meetingadjourned.When the meeting is completed you will place the card in a holderspecifically for business cards, or carefully in your wallet. Don’t fold thebusiness cards up or damage them as this is an easy way to lose currentor future Chinese store partners.7
  • www.China-Business-Connect.comPaying heed to these Chinese business etiquette tips is essential if youwant to make the most of any business relationship or even personalinteractions with the Chinese.It is important not to offend anyone and if you are successful therelationships you forge can lead to you’re becoming Chinese storepartners and increased profitability of your business.8
  • For additional information about Business with Chinaplease visit www.China-Business-Connect.com