There are just too many good things in my in-box this morning. This is something our state put out to assist Hawaiians wanting to do business in Red China. I found it on Poinography, a local political blog.
China Business Dos and Don'tsState materials on the China trade mission include the following tips for Hawaii business people meeting prospective Chinese partners.
» Negative replies are considered impolite. Instead of saying "no," answer "maybe," "I'll think about it," or "We'll see."
» If the subject of Taiwan comes up, never refer to it as the "Republic of China" or "Nationalist China."
» Unless you're a communist, never refer to someone as "comrade."
» The Chinese will decline a gift three times before finally accepting. You will have to continue to insist.
» Do not wrap gifts in yellow paper with black writing. These colors are for gifts offered to the dead.
» Empirical evidence and objective facts are accepted only if they jibe with the Communist Party line.
» Do not put your hands in your mouth. It is considered vulgar.
» Avoid unusual facial expressions.
Source: State of Hawaii