Business etiquette in Hong Kong

Hello everybody,

As you know, professional habits may differ from one country to another. In order to help newly arrived expats better understand their new professional environment in Hong Kong, we warmly encourage you to share information and insights about the do’s and don’ts in the workplace.

For instance, are there office manners? How do you greet your co-workers? Do you greet your management differently? Is there a dress code? Particular rules to observe? Maybe a professional body language?

On another level, what is key for a successful professional meeting? Are there any steps to follow? How do you a start a negotiation?

In other words, what are the most important things to know for a successful professional integration in Hong Kong?

Thank you in advance for sharing your experience!


Make an effort to eat local food, dont be too loud be humble, learn some basic Cantonese phrases, know how to present your business name card properly in a business meeting. Many more I know!!

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