How to do business in China

By Don Joe Source: http://realbusiness.co.uk/don_joe/how_to_do_business_in_china The easiest way to make people think you’re smart is to talk about China. Discussing the global economy?... and then there’s China. Discussing Western philosophy?... and then there’s China. There’s some unwritten dinner-party law that everyone has to have an opinion on China. To save you from having to read Confucius and improving your maths, here are my basic principles of what you need to know to do business in China: 1. If someone offers you a delicacy, politely refuse citing an allergy. When something is a delicacy, it means that local people don’t eat it most of the time. There is a reason that Kentucky Fried Chicken is more popular than Kentucky Fried Jellyfish, KF Insect and KF Mystery Meat. No-one gets offended...
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