Mind Your Manners Business Etiquette in China

Most of us have heard the old saying, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." Thus, if you are planning to do business in China, it would be to your benefit to learn the proper protocol of the country. The following are a few pointers and tips that you might incorporate into your business strategy.

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Chinese characters

A Chinese character (hànzì) is a logogram used in writing Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and formerly Vietnamese. Its possible precursors appeared as early as 8,000 years ago, and a complete writing system in Chinese characters was developed 3,500 years ago in China, making it perhaps the oldest surviving writing system.

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China’s traditional adoption compared to China’s Waiting Child Adoption Program

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Editor’s Note: Much of the material on China’s Waiting Child Adoption Program was provided by Great Wall China Adoption

The Chinese government imposed new regulations in 2007 to limit the number of international applications, putting more restrictions on prospective parents from outside China. Applicants must now meet new requirements that include
age, marital status, income, weight, medical history, criminal history and others.China has said the rules are in the best interest of the child.

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China’s ethnic minorities

We continue our series on China’s 55 ethnic minority groups. This month features the Tatar, and Tu ethnic minorities.

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US pavilion most anticipated

France, UK, Japan halls next on list for Expo visitors, survey finds
 
By Bao Daozu, China Daily
 
SHANGHAI–The United States’ pavilion is the most anticipated foreign country exhibition center in the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, a survey has revealed. This is despite the country being one of the last to confirm its participation.

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