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China 88: The Real China and How to Deal with It by Phillip Day, Zhijian Wu, Andrew Delios

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Chapter 2. The Chinese Way

It does not take long for a visitor to realize that things work differently in China. From the way people line up or queue (they do not) to the ins and outs of gift giving to the formalized drinking sessions that are Chinese business dinners, the ways of the country can truly dumbfound a newcomer. Unraveling these mysteries is one of the challenges that bring so many people to China, and why they enjoy the experience once they arrive.

China is tricky, complicated, and the ways of its people are often opaque to foreign visitors and new residents. The following chapter aims to cast some light on things that may seem mysterious or strange to a foreigner and are definitely need-to-know for anyone hoping to do business in ...

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