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Chinese Business Etiquette

Are you toasting properly at Chinese banquets? How do you greet your mainland Chinese partner?

With China's growing importance in the international stage, it is unquestionably crucial to understand local Chinese etiquette and protocol. Especially Chinese culture, in general, tends to be highly sensitive to what others do. Knowing the dos and taboos when dealing with business partners and clients from this most ancient culture will significantly improve your effectiveness in business and social arenas.

This course will provide participants with working knowledge of China in order to enhance and manage cross-cultural relationships.

The course is offered in English and could be taught at client’s site as company training for multi-national corporations.

*Contact us for a detailed programme

*Participants completing this course will be presented a Certificate

Topics Include:

  • Greetings

    • Introductions and taking leave

    • Conversation Do's and Don'ts

    • Business Cards

  • Conducting Business Meetings

    • Welcoming guests & Entering the room​

    • Small talk & Use of Silence

    • Social Media for Business in China

  • Chinese Dining Etiquette

    • Precedence and Seating

    • Chinese cuisine, Table manners and toasting

    • After dinner

  • Chinese psychology and non-verbal communication

    • Mianzi - the importance of face​

    • How do Chinese perceive and make use of "Guanxi" (network)

    • Chinese gestures which maybe confusing to Westerners

    • Gift giving