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Exchanging Chinese business cards is an important aspect of Chinese business culture.  Below are some of the etiquettes and tips.

1. When are Chinese business cards exchanged?

Chinese business cards are exchanged after the initial introduction.

2. What should I put on my Chinese business card?

You should have one side of your business card translated into Chinese using simplified Chinese characters (for mainland China and Singapore) or traditional Chinese characters (for Hong Kong and Taiwan).

Your Chinese business card should include your title. If your company is the oldest or largest in your area, that fact should be on your card.

3. How should I hand out my Chinese business card?

Please hold your business card in both hands when offering it, Chinese side facing the recipient.  Please also examine a business card before putting it on the table next to you or in a business card case.