Feb 18, 2014
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Gift will not be opened immediately

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When you give a gift to a Chinese person, don’t expect it to be opened right away. As a matter of fact, it might get refused a few times before accepted. Chinese people tend to open the gift without the presence of the gift giver. And instead of saying thank you and telling you how much the gift is appreciated, the Chinese might just return a gift to you, at an appropriate time– That is called “li shang wang lai”, a centuries-old Chinese courtesy

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