Cross-Cultural Differences in Business
In many countries such as in North America or the UK, gift giving is rare in the business world. In fact, it may carry negative connotations as gift giving could be construed as bribery. However, in many other countries, gift giving and its etiquette have a central place in business practices. 
In order to highlight some of the different aspects of cross cultural gift giving etiquette a few examples shall be presented. 
Gift Giving Etiquette in China 
Business gifts are always reciprocated. Not to do so is bad etiquette.
When the Chinese want to buy gifts it is not uncommon for them to ask what you would like to get.
When giving gifts do not give cash.
Depending on the item, avoid giving one of something. Chinese philosophy stresses harmony and balance, so give in pairs.…
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