Chinese Business Etiquette


Bow and handshaking
It is common to shake hands no matter they are man or woman.   The Chinese unlike the Japanese bow from shoulders not from waist.

Greeting
The most common greeting is “Ni hao ma?” which means, “How are you doing?   It is easy to answer “Hen Hao! Xie, Xie!” – “OK! Thanks!”   You should greet the highest-ranking person first.   If a group of Chinese is introduced, they usually stand in a row according to their status or age; the most important or the oldest person is the first in the row.