Sunday, November 16, 2008

China Business Etiquette and more

3 Ways to Kill a Deal in China - Entering the Chinese Market -
General Behavior

1. Keep hand gestures at a minimum. These can be distracting because Chinese rarely use body gestures while speaking.
2. Keep personal contact at a minimum--including hugging, slapping shoulders, etc., especially between a man and a woman. Shaking hands is OK.
3. Dress conservatively. Women shouldn't wear ultra-high heels.
4. In conversation, steer away from politics. If pressed for an opinion on a political or controversial issue, express your personal opinion, but acknowledge that it's not the viewpoint of the entire company.