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Darwin: Doing Business @ Lunch with China

20 October 2014

It’s a long way from your local Chinese restaurant to a formal meal in Beijing and northern Chinese expectations are very different from eating styles in Hong Kong and Southern China. After arriving in China, you are at a dinner, sitting at the big round table in a separate room of a restaurant with a group of Chinese. You smile at each other, not sure what to do and how to behave. What to do you do when the host selects food and puts it on your plate? How do you know when the endless stream of banquet courses is coming to an end? Is there really a way to avoid endless alcoholic ganbei toasts? And why does everyone suddenly get up and leave? (surely your joke wasn’t that offensive?) Get your answers to these questions and many more, along with an excellent meal, at the DOING BUSINESS @ LUNCH WITH CHINA