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Top 10Etiquette

1Greeting People

Shaking hands is commonplace and certainly considered the norm with foreign visitors. The usual Chinese greeting is “Ni hao,” which means “How are you?” or “Nimen hao” in its plural form, to which you reply “Ni hao” or “Nimen hao.”

2Personal Questions

Although unfailingly polite, Chinese people will not blanch at asking you how much you earn, how old you are, or whether you are married. Such questions are seen as ...

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