International Business Etiquette: Asia & The Pacific Rim

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iUniverse, Dec 3, 2002 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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International Business Etiquette: Asia and the Pacific Rim is the ideal guide for establishing and maintaining relationships in Asia, and it is as well-suited to the first-time traveler as to the seasoned veteran. For quick reference, chapters are devoted to each of the countries covered and offer countless suggestions and sage advice that can help you get ahead make the deal and build relationships that matter.

Topics include:

  • Proper greetings and introductions.
  • Business card etiquette.
  • Body language.
  • Questions to ask-and topics to avoid.
  • Meeting Manners.
  • The art of business entertaining and mealtime etiquette.
  • Special concerns for women doing business in Asia.
  • When tipping is appropriate and when it is not.
 

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Contents

Introduction
7
China
29
Hong Kong
43
Indonesia
63
Japan
77
Malaysia
95
New Zealand
109
Singapore
135
Taiwan
167
Thailand
183
Vietnam
199
Conclusion
213
Bibliography
215
About the Author
219
Index
221
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Page 32 - ... holidays that are celebrated throughout the country. It is wise to avoid scheduling meetings during these times. January 1 New Year's Day Late January/ Spring Festival & Chinese New Year February (3 days; the dates vary, depending on the lunar calendar) March 8 International Working Woman's Day May 1 Labor Day May 4 Youth Day June 1 Children's Day July 1 Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China August 1 People's Liberation Army Day October 1-2 National Day Dates Language Mandarin...
Page 33 - Mandarin (also known as putonghua, or the common language) is the national language in China. Although this is the most commonly spoken language in the mainland, other dialects of the 55 minority nationalities are heard throughout China. For instance, Cantonese is heard more frequently in southern China and also in Hong Kong. Putonghua is the common language that the government has been supporting for the last several decades. This Mandarin dialect is actually taught in Chinese schools. Mandarin...
Page 30 - OFFICIAL NAME: People's Republic of China GEOGRAPHY The People's Republic of China (PRC), located in eastern Asia, is the third largest country in the world in terms of total area (after the USSR and Canada). It shares common borders with North Korea, the USSR, the Mongolian People's Republic, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Laos, and North VietNam.
Page 30 - ... engineering feats as The Great Wall of China, the Grand Canal, and the Karez irrigation system, as well as being the birthplace of paper-making and printing, gunpowder, and the compass. In 1949, the Communists rose to power under the leadership of Mao Zedong and have ruled China ever since.
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