TRADITIONAL CULTURE OF CHINA

With a history of thousands of years and more than 55 ethnic groups in China, they have formed a rich and diverse culture of customs from daily communication, food to the art of poetry. , theater, architecture, arts and crafts, ... If you are preparing for a trip to China, you should equip more knowledge about the culture of this country to make your visit more perfect.

Cultural communication
The East in general and the Chinese in particular are quite strict in terms of communication. Although Vietnam has many similarities with China, there are still differences that before we go on a Chinese tour, we need to know to avoid unnecessary mistakes for the local people.
Greeting
While greeting you should not shake hands tightly, but relax your hands or gently. If Western countries always greet women first, especially in the Eastern countries, especially China, you should greet the highest authority, to the men and then the women. It is never considered impolite to introduce others to someone, so it is considered impolite, preferably to use a hand that has already been released to show it to you. People need referrals.

Familiar
When talking to make a new friend, you can ask questions related to individuals such as married couple, children, even about the salary (this is completely contrary to the culture of other countries). The West). If you are asked questions like these you should not avoid answering.
Negotiate
If you are planning to cooperate with Chinese people in a business project, you should understand that a matter of negotiating with Chinese people is not simple and often lasts long. At first it was usually a long party in which business was saved until the end of the meal.

Culinary culture
Use chopsticks
In fact, the Chinese were taught how to use chopsticks for a long time before spoons and forks - invented in Europe (knives were invented first but were not considered to be eating utensils but a weapon) ) - Yes that's right, a weapon. The use of chopsticks when eaten was strongly supported by the great Chinese philosopher named Confucius (551-479 BC). According to him, living in advanced civilization, the tools used for slaughtering must be banned from using on the dining table. That's why the Chinese have thought of using chopsticks to replace Western weapons.

Banquet
When invited to the party, Chinese people are often polite and timid, you must often invite them to eat, drink, drink (wine, beer) often filled with cups, if no waiter, men pouring clothes drink for women, superiors pour it for subordinates.

Enjoy tea
Chinese tea ceremony is the art of drinking tea with the purpose of practicing Taoism. Drinking tea to train your xinxing, to understand virtue and also to cultivate yourself. Chinese tea ceremony is a combination of religion, philosophy, aesthetics, morality and the arts. Enjoying the tea of ​​the ancients is not simply drinking tea, but it is also a delicate feature, feeling each tea flavor, sipping a cup of tea, commenting on a painting, conversing about ancient teachings. multiply. It can be said that enjoying tea raises the subtlety of art, elegance and purity.

Work culture
For Chinese clothing is one of the "plus points" to impress partners at work. High quality and conservative outfits will both show class and create modesty. Also, when shaking hands do not need to grip as in the West but just gently and quickly. Especially don't look too hard at the opponent because this is said to be challenging.

People often give gifts to each other to make the job easier
Like Japanese people, giving gifts is also a common practice in doing business in China. These gifts are often given at the end of the meeting or during the party. When giving gifts, you should give them with your hands and avoid giving things like watches, scissors or sharp objects because for Chinese people these are bad things.

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