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Business card holder in real leather, PVC cards, desktop display for yourself and others. If you exceed in order, you will also keep an archive of your business cards home for friends and family. In Asia, the exchange of business cards is not only an automatic gesture, as it is in Europe, but also a true ritual, albeit with some regional variations. In the society where social status and decision-making role of a person are fundamental, the exchange of business cards becomes the first source of information to assess a person.


Therefore, it is no wonder that even the rules of the exchange are set in a very precise manner. The card must be delivered with two hands with a slight bow as a sign of respect. The person receiving it, rigorously with two hands, must dwell for a moment on the reading of the card before turning to the other party. At this point the conversation can begin. Ideally, following the advice of Chinese television programs of “bon ton”, the recipient repeats the tittle of the person in front of him in a not shrill voice – once again to show reverence and respect – followed by a classic “hen gao xing jian dao ni ” or “nice to meet you.”


If in China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand this ritual is somewhat similar, apart for the language part, the same cannot be said for Malaysia and Indonesia. Are we talking about cultural differences? No, we are talking about differences in religion. As for Muslims, the left hand is traditionally considered “unclean”, so it goes without saying that it would be extremely rude to extend a business card with two hands. Malays and Indonesians, while conforming to the rite of the Asian trade, only use their right hand. The left hand supports the elbow of the right arm. It is quite curious to note that the non-Muslim population (mostly Chinese) of these countries has adapted this ceremony to show respect for the culture of the interlocutor. And what about English? Those who moved to the east acquired the habits of the place out of respect, due to mere curiosity or conformity. Perhaps, this custom will put down roots in our country as well? 



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