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Topics of conversation allowed and avoided in China when doing business

2022-07-18T14:51:32+00:00 July 18th, 2022|

When we want to do business in China, we must bear in mind that the topics of conversation have a great weight. It is an ancient culture in which today small gestures like these are still valued. Therefore, to make it easier for you to develop, we let you know the topics of conversation admitted and those which is better to avoid when doing business in China. […]

China’s performing arts with more tradition and culture

2022-02-17T10:34:52+00:00 February 17th, 2022|

Some of China’s performing arts are recognized as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. They are a legacy that is passed down from generation to generation. Knowing its culture and history can help you to develop better when doing business with suppliers or companies that reside there.  If you want to know more about the most deeply rooted art in China, keep reading! […]

The cultural value of chopsticks in China

2021-09-10T10:14:03+00:00 September 15th, 2021|

The use of chopsticks in China is a tradition as rooted in the gastronomic culture as it is ancient. In addition, it has a lot of symbolism for the Asian giant. It’s also a good sign the entrepreneurs know what they do and what’s not well seen to do with chopsticks. How are they used? How to place them on the table? What could be a gesture of bad taste and even an offense? […]

The food of religions in China

2021-06-21T14:41:16+00:00 June 17th, 2021|

Would you like to know what are the peculiarities of China’s different gastronomic cultures? What is eaten, or what can be eaten, and what not according to Taoism, Buddhism and Islamism? What is the food of religions like in China? It doesn’t seem to matter at all, but it’s another aspect to consider when a hardware company wants to do business with, for example, suppliers in China. […]

Happy Chinese New Year! 2021 Year of the Ox

2021-03-22T13:32:32+00:00 March 17th, 2021|

On February 12, with the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year 2021 of the Ox began. Also known as the Golden or Metal Buffalo. The Asian country is home to a new lunar period that will last until January 31, 2022. Chinese New Year holidays range from February 11-17. However, celebrations can take place for 16 days. Before they could even last up to 23 days! What’s the Ox bringing this year? What are the celebrations like? And how could it affect your company’s hardware imports? […]

Confucius’s Importance in Chinese Culture

2021-01-21T18:13:46+00:00 January 18th, 2021|

Knowing Chinese culture, at least part of it, can help you satisfy curiosity and better work out when doing business with suppliers or companies residing there. That is why, in today’s post, we speak about the importance of Confucius for this millennial country. ‘Confucius’, so the Jesuit missionaries called the philosopher K’ung Chung-ni born in Lu, a state located in Shandong Province, in 551 B.C. And so it has become an essential part of the philosophy of life of all who inhabit the country today. […]

Red color in China, why is it so important? When it is used and what it means.

2020-03-10T12:46:35+00:00 March 12th, 2020|

Red is very important to Chinese culture. There are many and very different elements that are dyed of this color, especially when it comes to special occasions to celebrate with loved ones. Do you want to know why red is so important in China? Then let’s look at all the details about its origin and the most popular expressions associated with this tone. Let’s start! […]

Gifts in China: Remember! Gifts you should NEVER give when in China

2020-01-14T10:12:27+00:00 January 15th, 2020|

Giving and receiving gifts is a part of Chinese culture. Furthermore, it is a symbol of courtesy and goodwill towards others. Now, when it comes to giving gifts in China as part of doing business, there are several things you must consider. At IBMH, we know all about the tradition of gift-giving in China, and so we can tell you with complete confidence what gifts should not be given in China and which gifts are the most appropriate. Let’s take a look! […]

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