5 Culture Tips for Successful Negotiation in China

By |2018-10-11T14:54:54-05:00April 6th, 2017|China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Cross-Cultural Tips for Doing Business in, Global Celebrations, intercultural training case, International Protocol, Relationship Building|

As a cross-cultural business trainer and the author of Access to Asia, consider these five culture tips for successful negotiation and building lasting business relationships in China.

Valentine’s Day Around the World: 9 Customs & Traditions

By |2018-10-11T14:54:58-05:00January 31st, 2017|Africa, Asia, Australia, Bridging the Cultural Divide, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Global Etiquette, International Holidays, International Protocol, Lifestyle, South Korea|

From exchanging love spoons to kissing in the capital, lovebirds around the world express their sentiments with unique customs.

Ask an International Etiquette Expert: Chinese New Year Legends & Traditions

By |2018-10-11T14:54:59-05:00January 23rd, 2017|Asia, China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Culture, International Holidays, International Travel Tips, Legends and Myths|

On January 28th, 2017, families worldwide will celebrate the new year with traditions rooted in ancient myth and historic practice.

Ask an International Etiquette Expert: Chinese New Year Traditions and Taboos

By |2018-10-11T14:54:59-05:00January 22nd, 2017|China, Chinese Culture, Cross-Cultural, Culture, Global Etiquette, Hong Kong, International Holidays|

How Chinese New Year varies from Gregorian calendar New Year and how to avoid etiquette faux pas.

Meeting and Greeting in China

By |2018-10-11T14:55:19-05:00October 22nd, 2012|China, International Travel Tips|

The City of Beijing has changed immeasurably. The days of the bicycle are long gone, replaced by considerably more automobiles than was the case when I last visited China in 1989. My second trip to the Great Wall was as enjoyable as the first. Construction on the 2,480-mile long fortifications began in the 5th century [...]

Sharon Schweitzer Returns to China

By |2018-10-11T14:55:19-05:00October 15th, 2012|China, International Travel Tips|

China is a country with 5,000 years of rich history and culture. It also offers a varied cuisine comprising of eight culinary traditions, each with their distinctive approaches and dishes: Anhui – spicy & salty, with liberal use of local produce like bamboo and mushrooms. Guangdong – includes dim sum, which means “touch your heart” [...]

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