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Answer to 4 Things You Must Know Before Doing Business in China

Oct. 8, 2017

Answer: C

请客 (Qǐngkè): to entertain guests.

敬酒 (Jìng jiǔ): to propose a toast.

发红包 (Fā hóngbāo): to give red envelopes (with cash inside).

These three activities above are good for building relationships with Chinese people. However, be careful! Never give clocks to Chinese people as a gift. The Chinese pronunciation of “送钟 (sòngzhōng) to give clocks” is the same as that of “送终 (sòngzhōng) to attend upon a dying relative.” It is a taboo to give a clock as a gift in China.

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