Trade Guide: China

Do you know?

With over 1.35 billion citizens, China (official name: the People’s Republic of China) is the most populous country in the world, and the second largest by land area.

“Do’s and Don’ts”


  • Be on time, and well prepared for all meetings
  • Engage in small talk before diving into the substance of a business meeting
  • Address your Chinese colleagues by title and family name
  • Have Chinese versions of your business cards printed
  • Accept Chinese business cards with both hands and study it closely


  • Give clocks or sharp objects as gifts
  • Give gifts wrapped in black or white
  • Finish all the food on your plate (it signals you are still hungry)

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