What should I know before travelling to China to work?
Need some quick clarification!
- What city?
- For how long?
- How much time to do you have for travel? Or are you more focused on tips for business ?
Otherwise, here's some miscellaneous tips to help you along the way.
-Bring a good gift for your business partners from your home country
-Beds at Chinese hotels may be very hard, don't fall down on them immediately
-You can negotiate at certain markets, not shopping malls. Start at the price you assume it was cost to be made in a cheap factory, don't be fooled by their huge initial asking price.
-Chinese food is the best. Make sure to eat well while you're there! Step out of your comfort zone, take recommendations.
-Bring pepto bismo just incase. Don't get your trip ruined by
-For some reason it takes a passport to buy Tylenol in mainland China. Consider bringing any medication you might need.
-Street food is riskier especially for a short-term unacquainted traveler. Save until after your important meetings.
-Tourist attractions can be crazy crowded on certain days/times, be forewarned. Mondays all the museums are closed.
-Don't trust people who approach you looking to practice English. Sadly.
-Luxury goods are all taxed and overpriced
-Get a VPN if you want to connect to certain Western websites
-Learn some Chinese
-Personal sanitation is your own responsibility, bring plenty of extra wipes and hand sanitzer
-Have a good time!