OK, so I will be meeting with an asian business man tomorrow who will potentially be buying a property from me. We have met on several occasions before, so we have established some rapport. However, I'm not 100% sure if he is buying so I don't want to go overboard. I think he is from Taiwan, but not completely sure. Should I get him a gift? If so, what and how much should I spend? Any other tips?
It's chinese new year, just wish him a happy chinese new year.
A gift would be patronising. And definitely don't do any weird bowing or kung fu handshakes like ive seen some americans do. It's cringy as fuck
It would depend. You don't want to go too expensive because then he would feel obligated to give you a gift of matching value in return.
It's a tough question because much of it will have to do with how old he is, whether he is traditional or modern, whether he is religious or not, and a bunch of other factors.
If you know for sure he's a a drinker, I would go with a fifth of a very good whisky (not cheap shit but something made in your country, something he couldn't get in his own country, and something that is quality)
I give this a high probability of being patronizing, insulting, or making you appear desperate. don't buy him shit dude, he's not your father in law.
>this is how you lose face in asian culture
I just know that it is chinese new year and that they are a gift giving society. I know that some of them are very rigid about these things but others are not. Don't want to fuck up the whole thing from the start by getting it wrong.