Before starting up a business in China, you have to know what the options are.
It is critical for the success of any business venture for you to manage your exposure to risk, and with China, you may need to consider many more factors then those risk factors that are common in established ‘western’ markets.
The Chinese banquet has the same function as the Irish Pub, the Sicilian Cafe, or the Australian Front Bar. It is a social occasion used for a variety of purposes including business, as well as showing hospitality and entertainment.
It is easy to feel left out of the loop when those around you are in discussion in a language you don't understand. You can feel distanced and become distracted, and it can impact on your natural communicative flow.