Letzte Aktualisierung: November 5, 2021
Chinese games of confusion with business cards
By Johnny Erling
Ever since business people from all over the world are drawn to China – in the wake of Beijing's reform and policy of opening-up – training courses on intercultural behavior to avoid gaffes have been booming. The correct way of handing over business cards is right at the top of the list of etiquette issues at consulting companies. After all, the People's Republic follows ancient traditions. The only truth to this is that business cards were first used in China more than 2,000 years ago, but modern-day name and business cards and how to present or receive them were copied by the Chinese from Europeans and Japanese. Only since the digitalization of business cards has Beijing once again taken the lead.