Chinese surnames always precede the given name.
p Refer to ‘China’ or the ‘People’s Republic of China’. Referring to the “Republic of China’ is a mistake and may cause confusion or offence, as this is what Taiwan is called.
p Be punctual and formal at meetings. The Chinese place considerable importance on personal and informal long-term relationships.
p When visiting a factory or school the locals may clap as you enter. The visitor should then clap in return.
p Back slapping or untoward boisterousness would not be appreciated. Chinese are reserved and polite in their relations with foreigners.
p Night-time functions aside, casual, relaxed dress is appropriate.
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