Chinese people usually do not unwrap the gifts when the receive them. It is considered polite in Chinese culture to open the gifts after you leave. When you receive a gift from Chinese people, do not open them unless they insist, or you may simply say, "Can I open it?"
When wrapping gifts, avoid using white or black wrapping paper, and avoid wrapping elaborately. Consider red or other festive colors.
Even numbers are considered good luck, with number four being the exception. It is appropriate to send one gift or send them in pairs.
It is inappropriate to send a clock or things to do with four as a gift, because they associate with funeral and death. Scissors or sharp things are not proper either, since they symbolize severing relations.
Small items like books, music CDs, perfumes, cigarettes and candies from your country are always well received.
Do's and Don'ts
Chinese people are just as proud of their country as visitors are of theirs, and probably more so. They can get a little irritated when customers favor them with criticisms of the country. They know that things are not perfect, and they also know that they, like other countries, are working hard to deal with problems of environment and population and so on. Discussions regarding politics, state leaders, recent history, and issues about Taiwan, Xinjiang and Tibet are still seen as sensitive.
Do not overreact when asked personal questions regarding marital status, family, age, job or income, because this is done to seek common ground.
Never write things in red ink. It symbolizes protest or severe criticism.
Punctuality is considered a virtue in China. Being on time shows respect for others. Chinese people tend to show up a bit earlier to show their earnestness. In the morning for tour departure or at any other time. It indicates a lack of respect for the guide, and for fellow travelers
Do not back slap, hug or put your arm around someone’s shoulder, which will make a Chinese feel uncomfortable, since they do not like to be touched by strangers. Of course you can do so if you are familiar with each other.
Keep calm when dealing with government officials if tense situations arise. Raising your voice or getting angry will help with nothing but creating a losing-face situation for all.
When you go to a Chinese shop or take away. Do Chinese receive and give the money with left hand?
As far I know, most of Chinese people don't this kind of custom. Lussie Lu replied on 2014-06-09
adofl hitler 2 2012-08-31
does china have jews
Dear Adofl Hitler,
According to your question, i am not familiar with it. We don't have this kind of information. Some of Jews have stayed in China, i don't know if they are still in China now. Maybe their descendants are in China.
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Lussie Lu replied on 2012-09-01
I want to spit in your face, idiot.
Are you so disrespectful? guest replied on 2012-12-14
caroline elfving 2012-08-30
can you give suggestions on gifts for my guide and driver that is different and considered a surprise and different than they usually get?
Hi Caroline, bring them some gifts that only available in your country will be a big surprise to them.