Many businessmen doing business in China often makes the mistake of believing the Chinese culture is the same as the west. It is not.
I once had a biz aquintance who did biz in China, controlled by the local Traid boss. He would lavish presents, cash and luxury entertainments upon
the traid boss, in the hope of favors one day. He thought he got that boss wound round his little finger, and often boasts so.
That day came when he ran afoul of the law, and he ran to the traid boss for help. That boss invited him to a lunch, wish him well, paid for lunch and
walked away, leaving that poor guy sweating heaps enough to book the next flight out quickly.
My point is - the culture of the Chinese mind is far different from the West. In the West, a handshake is a long honored tradition and culture,even in
modern times with volumes of legal documents to back it up. To the easterner, a handshake is but a 'red haired' devil invention, to be disregarded,
and any human - foreigner or local, are to use or manipulated for one's personal gain.
NOT ALL chinese are like that, but majority of them are such, more so those in power.
Iran has no friend, best they acknowledge it and wake up from their deluded regional ambitions. Right now, only the Free World is their friend, for
that is all that is stopping a war between them and Israel from happening, with only sanctions. The Free world's requests are not difficult to
May the Iranian leaders, for the sake of their own innocent citizens, if not peace, come to terms with reality. No man lives forever.....
on 25-8-2012 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)