A foreigner who has spent the last six years performing a variety of IT tasks in China, Doctor John offers 12 tips for getting IT done in China. (Doctor John is a pseudonym.)
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Silence is your friend. If you put forward a good proposal, and your host immediately quashes it, you should reply by eating and enjoying.
Wait. The topic will come up again, and you might be surprised how well it goes for you.