If you will visiting or moving to China, you would do yourself—and those you meet—a big favor by memorizing the ten tips in this infographic from Learn Mandarin Now:

  • Learn at least a little Mandarin.
  • Avoid fake taxis.
  • Prepare yourself to use squatty potties.
  • Avoid taboo topics: politics, Tibet, Taiwan, human rights, and Internet censorship.
  • Learn to bargain (the national sport!)
  • Cash is king.
  • Don’t refer to elderly individuals by their name.
  • Never stick chopsticks in your rice bowl.
  • The number 4 is bad luck.
  • Avoid bad luck gifts like clocks, white wrapping, and green hats.

Read on to learn more about each.

Learning Mandarin Chinese − 10 Cultural DOs and DON'Ts

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