Entering a Meeting

It can happen when you entering a room that your hosts greeting you by clapping. You can respond the greetings by clapping also. Itís common that in the conference room there is one large table in the centre, or tables put in a square. As the system in China is very hierarchical you can be sure that the person who is entering the room first and placed at the middle of the long side of the table has the highest rank. Let your host or his assistants suggest how you will be seated, but the head of your group will always be placed in front of the host.