The use of paper business cards has become uncommon in China. Immediately connecting on career networks with your mobile devices is the way to go.
With two hands face up, studying it carefully after receiving. And then put it into the business cardholder.
Receive and return the business card with your right hand and complement the giver on their career achievements.
Touching and physical
Speaking about family
Silence during conversations
Speak bluntly and expose why the idea is not workable. The Chinese respect plain speaking
Acknowledge the suggestion and state that you will think about it. This saves anyone from losing face
Reprimand the colleague. In China it is rude to make suggestions to the boss
Offer concessions to save the deal
Display some anger to demonstrate your commitment to the partnership
Suggest an end to the negotiations and gage their reaction
The most junior of your party
The most senior of your party
The host's representative that met you
Surname preceded by title i.e. Director"
First name only
At the head of the table
To the right of your most senior representative
Where they choose to
A green hat
A well made pair of scissors
All of the above
Pouring tea to yourself before pouring tea for others
Putting elbows on the table
Talking with your mouth full
Not at all. Gifts are simply placed on the gift table by the entrance of the reception room.
Up to three times. It is considered greedy to accept a gift the first time it is offered.
You should not give gifts at all. This practice is very uncommon in Asia and might confuse your hosts.
The appropriate partner
Criticize someone in front of everybody
Insult an individual
Treat someone as a subordinate when their status in an organisation is high
Praise someone in front of his/her colleagues
Try to become friends with your Chinese partners
Stay outsider and just consider the Chinese as your business partners
Become an insider and build up a relationship