With the largest population in the world and bordering countries such as Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, and India, is the People’s Republic of China. China has the second largest economy in the world, behind the United States. Doing business in China can be confusing and somewhat daunting. If you are planning on doing business there and need China Embassy legalization services for documents to be used internationally, know that you must first satisfy the requirements of a China Z-Visa. In order to certify your degree or an FBI background check, you will need to mail in your notarized and signed diploma or your FBI background check. Atlanta Apostille can assist with all your same day apostille service needs for things, such as an FBI apostille service or an apostilled criminal background check.
For all diploma and transcript records, a diploma must be signed and notarized. Contact your university and request your diploma to be signed by the Registrar and notarized by a notary public. The notary public must notarize the signature and name of the Registrar.
The Chinese Embassy can be strict in their requirements for overseas documentation, and this process of apostilling a document for overseas use can be time consuming and complicated if left into the wrong hands. But Atlanta Apostille can certify and assist with your documents to help make your work in China successful. Do note that documents for use in China require state certification, U.S. Department of State Certification, and Embassy Legalization for all document legalization services.
In the meantime, here are some unique and helpful Chinese business facts provided by the Chinese Hongda business services:
- Exchanging business cards in China is a big deal. It’s a traditional process that allows for you to garner respect from your business contact, where cards are held out using both hands, and a slight bow often follows. Always make sure to take the card with both hands and review over the card for a moment, before thanking the person. And never, ever shove the card into your pocket, instead opt for a card holder or wallet.
- Foreign Intellectual Property Rights are not necessarily protected in China. Just because your IP is protected in your foreign country does not mean your registered trademark is protected in China, so it’s of absolute essence to register your trademarks in China. Though you could take legal action in court later down the road, that could take months to years, and guarantees you absolutely nothing but a lot of money and time spent. So make sure that registering your trademark is one of the first things you do in China.
- Go into doing business in China with the most open of minds. From the way yes does not always mean yes – due to a shame and honor culture, a yes could be showing respect in front of other coworkers and clients in order to keep all happy, but may not actually mean “Yes,” to understanding that business lunches and dinners are where the real negotiations happen, not necessarily over meetings, such as is custom in the west, make sure to keep an open mind and understand that culture can vary from coast to coast.