Alcohol is particularly powerful in Chinese culture. Eighty-two percent of young people say drinking is essential for career advancement, but a lot of people recently have also said it’s becoming a little old-fashioned.
And, of course, it’s perfectly fine not to drink, you might just need a valid excuse like health or religious reasons. Be prepared to explain yourself in full.
Here’s a short video from Quartz:
Have any good stories of doing business and drinking in China?