The official language of China is Mandarin Chinese. However, there are a wide variety of dialects throughout China. Business English is mainly spoken in tourist centres (such as international hotels). There are marks, signs and logos in English in some Chinese cities. However, it is suggested that, when taking a taxi, you bring a card of the hotel you stay in or the hotel address in Chinese, which you may ask your hotel front desk to write.
When exchanging business cards, hold out your card using both hands, with your name facing towards the person to whom you're giving the card. You should also receive a business card with both hands. Business cards are considered very important, especially when conducting business in Guangdong.
Never give a book or a clock as a gift because 'book' means losing and a 'clock' means 'paying your last respects' in Cantonese.
Whenever someone refills your tea cup with tea instead of saying 'thank you', you can simply tap your fingers on the table next to your tea cup.
Always ask for a printed receipt. If the printing device fails to operate the taxi driver should issue a hand-written receipt. Make sure the taxi license plate number is legible. Taxi meters start at RMB6 for the first 1kilometres andat RMB2 at every subsequent 1kilometres or part there.
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Smoking is prohibited in all indoor public places, such as restaurants, bars, karaokes, mall and also on public transport carriers, swimming pools, escalators. Anyone found smoking or carrying a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe in designated 'No smoking areas' are liable to a penalty fine.
Huizhou gradually gained benefit from the Chinese economic reform in the late 1980s. The bloosm of real estate market attracted capital investment from Hong Kong and Taiwan, together with the establishment of factories and plants by these foreign investment. In the provincial economic development strategy, Huizhou is regarded as a site for a world-class petrochemical industry, as well as the hub for solidifying information technology, and expanding exports and trades.
THE WEST LAKE IN HUIZHOU
Maybe you have heard about the west lake in Hangzhou city, China, which is famous for its beautiful sceneries. There is also a beautiful west lake In Huizhou. There are 36 west lakes among China. Huizhou west lake is one of the three most famous lakes. Walking along the bank adn rowed on the lake, it looks especially lovely in spring time. The tree were germinating and the flowers were in blossom. Welcome to Huizhou and enjoy this beautiful scenery.
WHAT TO PACK
Casual wear is acceptable in most restaurants however some fine dining restaurants require a specified dress code. Recommend to check when making a table reservation. You might need a light sweater or jacket as most premises are air-conditioned.
Huizhou's electrical voltage is 220 volts, 50 cycles. You do not need to carry an adaptor or a transformer, as the hotel can provide you with one.
Before leaving home, try to get some RMB for public transportation and tipping.
Pack a light sweater or jacket
Although Huizhou is hot and humid during summer, it is advisable to carry a light sweater or a jacket because everyone's air conditioners are normally turned on full blast.
Huizhou is a walking city, so remember to pack comfortable walking shoes. For ladies, it is advisable to pack a pair of flat shoes, which will make it easier to navigate Huizhou's uneven street surfaces and the many steps around town.