To save face is an important part of Oriental culture, as harmony is regarded as the key to accomplishing anything and everything socially. Here , I am talking about face-saving not only for an individual but for people he is dealing with as well.
To this end, usually a compromise is reached so everyone is happy. But, if that’s not the case, try to agree to disagree graciously and leave the back-door open and, above all, make sure you do not embarrass the other party especially in public.
This is something you’d better master in daily life, business and otherwise.
In an effort to provide better environment for patrons, it is reported that the management of Beijing’s public restrooms will see to it that no more than 2 flies will be seen at any time within the facility.
Alas, what if the 2 are not of the same sex! The number of flies there will multiply by many folds in no time.
To be on the safe side, I would suggest that they change the 2 to 1.
Getting things done in China is challenging, to say the least.
Often, it is not what you know but who you know. In China, this is known as “Guanxi” meaning Personal Connection or PR with Chinese Characteristics.
Like it or not, deals are done thru it every day.