Funny HSBC Video: Dinner invitation in China

By Myriam Callegarin • April 19th, 2013

Have you ever been invited out for dinner in China?

This funny commercial shows you how cultures can collide, even with the very best intentions!

For example, British people clear up their plates to demonstrate appreciation for the food. However, in a Chinese’s person’s eyes, eating all of your food demonstrates that you are still hungry, and that you challenge your host’s generosity.

Do you see how a harmless dinner can potentially lead to offence and to a dangerous power game in your business interactions?

Never underestimate the importance of local knowledge!

Get a free copy of The Insider’s Guide for Expat Executives to learn how to interact more effectively with your foreign business partners – even during dinners!

And if you’d like to watch another funny short movie, here’s a German Parker vs. a French Parker

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