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The Origin of Chopsticks

The Origin of Chopsticks

Chopsticks were invented in China almost 5,000 years ago. Their origin started simply enough as the first chopsticks were most likely twigs broken from trees that were used to retrieve food from fire. Chopsticks weren’t initially used for eating....
Negotiating Transactions in the United States

Negotiating Transactions in the United S...

Recently, we published blogs on Negotiating a Transaction in Germany and Negotiating Transactions in France. Subsequently, we’ve received a number of inquiries from our readers asking us to provide some insights into negotiating transactions in...
There’s no Chardonnay in China

There’s no Chardonnay in China

The first time I sat down for a business dinner in China I was more concerned with what type of food I was going to be served rather than what I was being served to drink. As it turned out, that was a mistake. The food that was brought out was...
Chocoholics Don’t Live in China

Chocoholics Don’t Live in China

         The fairy godmother of chocolate is not Chinese. In fact, when waving her wand and distributing chocolate globally, she somehow overshot China and its 1.3 billion people. That’s because the average Chinese eats about 3.5 ounces, or...
Why Chinese Men Dye Their Hair

Why Chinese Men Dye Their Hair

         Have you ever noticed how a man’s hair in China is seldom grey? In contrast to myself who, as my wife puts it, is becoming more distinguished with greying hair, men in China all seem to have jet black hair. Look at a photo of...
Chinese Prefer it Hot

Chinese Prefer it Hot

         The Chinese prefer to drink their liquids hot. Go to a KFC in China and order an orange juice, and they’ll ask you if you want it hot or cold. A decade ago I thought when they said “hot” it meant room temperature. But that turned...
Driving in China

Driving in China

I’ve traveled quite extensively in my life and I’ve driven in many countries throughout the world, including Asia, Korea to be exact, courtesy of an all-expense paid one year trip given to me by the Air Force. I can honestly say that driving in...
Cosmetic Surgery in China

Cosmetic Surgery in China

Last week my wife and I were having dinner with two good friends of ours, Dr. Charles Pappas and his lovely wife Aprille. Charlie is a retired surgeon extraordinaire who was one of the best on the planet for cosmetic surgery. During dinner I started...