Is Your Chinese Gift Saying What You Intended?

Politicians giving out red envelopes should beware of cultural misunderstandings…

When a politician handed Lesley Ning, our Chinese Project Coordinator, a small red envelope at a Burnaby mall on Chinese New Year, she thought it would, as is the custom in her former country, contain a small amount of good luck money. […]

BC’s WorldHost Program Trains for Chinese Tourism Market

Being aware of other people’s ways is part of being a good host. The Worldhost program in BC offers a crash course in Chinese culture, to train workers, particularly those in tourism and retail sectors, to meet the demand as outbound tourism from mainland China to Canada continues to grow. Yavhel Velazquez – Manager of Worldhost Training Services says dispelling myths helps improve communications. […]