Business etiquette in China

Doing Business in the Middle Kingdom

China has become the second largest economy in the world and is catching up to the US. Many say that companies that are now coming to China are late and have missed the right moment. We say: China still has many opportunities and possibilities, even if the market has changed.
China is changing from a mass production industry to a quality location and the comprehensive services are already in the starting blocks. Even if the economy stumbles, the internal market and consumption continues to grow. In the group we will enhance the knowledge of Chinese business etiquette, but also have a closer look at a typical Chinese working day.


  • Background information on the economy of China
  • How to be successful in China?
  • Meeting with the business partner
  • Behavior at business dinners
  • What does a (typical) working day in China look like?


Step by step, we will provide the group with notions on what to be aware of, because just a market entry in China is no longer a guarantee for success.

For the “First Meeting”, the Obligatory business meals and the everyday work in China, we will give you tips and tricks to help you succeed in China.

China’s self-confidence and the rediscovering of the cultural identity is getting stronger and stronger, which also affects the business. 10 years ago it was still ridiculed that you want to learn Chinese, because everyone had a translator. Today, things look quite different. It flatters the business partner, if you have dealt with Chinese history and culture and may have learned some Chinese.

The Chinese cultural area has originated over 3500 years ago. Many ideas and ways of thinking are very strict and “untouchable”. Others have changed abruptly by the Cultural Revolution. Using many examples and experiences, together we will have a closer look at this fascinating culture and we will explain and discuss it with you.


Daniele Bardaro
Managing Director Mandalingua Chinese Language School

Daniele is a Swiss citizen and founder of MandaLingua language school in Shanghai. He has an economics degree, has been living in China for more than seven years and has studied at two well-known Chinese universities. He is a connoisseur of Chinese culture and Chinese people. Daniele understands the principal facets of doing business in China very good, has founded two companies in China and is very knowledgeable with the Chinese business challenges. Daniele is fluent in Mandarin, English, Swiss German, German and Italian.

Dennis Voß
Head of Costumer Relations

Dennis is a German citizen, grew up in Spain, lived in Switzerland and Ireland. He is a fully trained hotel industry expert and has a Bachelor Professional in Business and is a Certified Business Manager. He has an MBA in “Complex Business in China” from the Shanghai Jiaotong University. He traveled 40 countries and came in touch with the different people and their cultures. After working in small & large companies around the world, he followed the Chinese reputation and ensures since 2015 as the client manager of MandaLingua language school the satisfaction of students from around the world. In addition, he performs various cultural workshops with students and customers of MandaLingua School.

Why us?

We have a wide range of knowledge in the Chinese cultural sphere that we were able to build through Business, as well as private contacts and friendships with the Chinese. Through a lot of traveling and our own, exciting experiences in China we are able to offer a vivid picture of the Chinese people and this multifaceted country.

We continuously offer further talks, leading to deepening your knowledge and for a better understanding of this great country – in your private, as well as in your business life.

We provide relevant certificates that give your CV a Chinese reference, because the global economy will increasingly interact with China.

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Workshop Details

  • 350 ¥ per person, 1 drink included
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • max. 10 participants
  • Workshop certificate for every participant

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Would you like to have a personal counseling? Please, let us know a time, so we can call you at a suitable time. We speak German, English, Italian, Spanish and Chinese.

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