International negotiation protocol in Taiwan

  • This society is marked by its geographical position as an island, as well as by its historical past. Strongly linked to the Chinese province of Fujian.
  • The Taiwanese are friendly, open, patient and hospitable people. They are fairly prone to inviting people to their homes quickly. They value a simple, family life.
  • They speak different Chinese dialects and English is widely- spoken.
  • The Taiwanese are skilled negotiators, with in-depth knowledge of their business and of international markets.
  • Do not cross your legs at meetings. Sit upright and try not to make gestures with your hands.
  • Avoid contact and only shake hands with men. They are not accustomed to kisses on the cheeks.
  • They appreciate business cards with the details in English on one side, and in Chinese on the other.