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China
There are Six temperature zones
Vertical-Temperate Zone of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
Cold-Temperate Zone
Cool-Temperate Zone
Warm-Temperate Zone
Subtropical Zone
Tropical Zone

Location
Bordering China on the East is Korea, the Yellow Sea, and the South China Sea
Down south is Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, India, Bhutan, and Nepal
Neighbouring China on the North are Russia and Mongolia
Bordering China on the east is Korea, the Yellow sea and the South China Sea
Down south are Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar(Burma), India, Bhutan and Nepal
Over on the west is India,Pakistan, Afhanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzsatan,Kazakhstan

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Beijing
Yangzhou
Hainan DAO
Hong Kong
Chinese Culture
Greetings
Greetings are formal
The oldest person is always greeted first
Handshakes are the most common form of greeting
Addressing people by their profession is a form of respect to others
Addressing (Names & Titles)
Teacher = Lao Shi
Dotor = Yi Sheng
Engineer = Gong Cheng Shi
You can call people by their family name or full name, by putting Mr & Mrs in front
You can also call them by title:
Elder = Lao
Youner = Xiao
Chinese Languages
Hello = Ni Hao~
How are you? = Xing Hui
How is your family? = Jia Ren Dou Hao ma
Thank you = Xie Xie
Good-Bye = Zaijian~
Dialect
Style of Dress
Wedding
Bride wears new dress
men wear suits or semi formalwear
Party/Festivals
men wear suits
women wear skirts or cheong-sam
Business
Men should wear dark colored, conservative business suits
Women should wear conservative business suits
Bright colors should be avoided.
Urumqi
Punctuality and Scheduling
Don’t be late, and know who’s the boss, so arrive on time or even slightly early for meetings or other occasions.
Check the Chinese calendar. If you are scheduling a meeting, avoid all national holidays, especially Chinese New Year
• Check the Chinese calendar. If you are scheduling a meeting, avoid all national holidays, especially Chinese New Year, when the entire country effectively shuts down and it can be very difficult to organize meetings with key individuals. The May 1 and October 1 holidays also affect businesses: be forewarned.
Lhasa
Guangzhou
Demographics
cHENGDU
Locates in Asia
Has many terrains:
plateaus, plains, basins, foothills and mountains
Reaching the billion mark in 1982.
It is more than 1.3 billion
The one-child policy is controversial
400 million fewer people today than it would have
Growth rate is only 0.47%, ranking 159th in the world.

There are 56 Ethnic Groups
The largest 5 ethnic groups
Han 1.2 billion(91.59% of the population)
Zhuang 18 million
Manchu 10.7 million
Hui 10 million
Miao 10 million


1. China in General
Location & Administrative Divisions
History & Demographics
Traditional Festivals & Food
2. Chinese Culture
Chinese Etiquette and Customs
Chinese Languages
Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions
3. China 10 Best Cities
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzsatan
Tajikistan
Afhanistan
Pakistan
India


HISTORY
83 dynasties and 559 emperors
Han dynasty(25-220 CE)
Tang dynasty (618-907 CE)
Qing dynasty (1644-1912 CE)
China Civil War (1912-1949)
P.R. China was founded on 1st Oct. 1949
beijing-ANCIENT AND MODERN cAPITAL
Shanghai-cHINA'S pROSPEROUS lARGEST CITY
XI'AN-a WINDOW ON cHIna'S ANCIENT CIVILIZATION
gUILIN-china's top karst landscape
HONGKONG-Like nowhere else on the earth
hangzhou-next best to heaven
Chengdu-hometown of
giant pandas
huangshan-majestic beauty
lhasa-GATEWAY TO TRANSCENDENT TIBET
Beijing Time is
a single standard time
of UTC+08:00
Traditional Festivals
Traditional Festivals
Chinese celebrate traditional festivals by lunar calendar
Spring Festival, 1st day of 1st lunar month
Lantern Festival, 15th day of 1st lunar month
Dragon-Boat Festival, 5th day of 5th lunar month
Moon Festival, 15th day of 8th lunar month

Food
Food has a special meaning to the Chinese people
Many geographical areas, and each area has a distinct style of cooking
In Northern China, wheat is staple food
In Southern China, rice is staple food
Eight Distinct Regional Cuisine
The other Chinese Regional Cuisine
Meetings
Appointments are necessary
Arrive at meetings on time or slightly early
Pay great attention to the agenda
Meetings require patience
Presentations should be detailed and focus on long-term benefits

Gift giving is a common Chinese custom
Gifts are given at Chinese New Year, weddings, births birthdays
Always present gifts with two hands
Gifts are not opened when received
Gifts may be refused at first, but the giver should persist
Gift Giving Etiquette
Mianzi
'honour', 'good reputation' or 'respect'
It is critical you avoid losing face or causing the loss of face at all times
Chienese is one of six official languages used by UN
The official language of China is the Mandarin, 'Hanyu' or 'Putonghua'
China has many different dialects which are of great complexity
official and non-official dialects, they vary between different areas
The official dialects generally refer to the northern dialects
The nonofficial dialects are often spoken in the southeast part
Mandarin is mainly shaped and based on the Beijing dialect
Characters
More than 3,000 years of history
Altogether 80,000 Chinese words
Only about 3,000 words for daily use
Over 99% of the information in written form
The character is now of two kinds – Simplified and Traditional
mainland China, Singapore, and oversea Chinese communities in Southeast Asia
Taiwan Province, Hong Kong, Macau and oversea Chinese communities in North America.
Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions
Hofstede's Dimensions China
High Power Distance
Collectivism
Masculinity
Low Uncertainty Avoidance
Pragmatism
Indulgence
Suzhou - Elegant Water Towns
and Gardens
Thank you for your listening!
XIE xIE!
Ethnic Groups
Climate
Administrative Divisions
Provinces 22
Autonomous Region 5
Municipality 4
Special Administrative Region 2
Claimed Province 1
Russia, Mongolia 
Korea
China's 14 Neighbors
Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar( Burma), Bhutan, Nepal
Agenda
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