There is a saying in Chinese, “You are never deemed as strange by showering people with your over-the-top gestures.” (禮多人不怪).  Gestures can be as simple as a hand sign or they can be a type of custom that bears rich cultural connotations.  In this article we take a look at examples of common gestures in Chinese society in an attempt to bridge the cultural gaps for those who travel or work in a Chinese speaking countries.

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