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Business Dinner - Politeness

Posted by biancathiemer October 30, 2014 in the Group General Discussion .

Hi everyone!

I'll be in China for business next week and will likely have dinner with our business partners. However, I've been a vegan for most of my life, which limits food choices during such events drastically. I've been to China before and always found something delicious to eat, but I guess I won't get to choose in this kind of setting. Could you give me some advice on how to explain my preferences without losing face for the company? I won't make a scene if it proves difficult, but I'd like to have some polite explanations on hand. I can express technical stuff in Chinese, but just I don't know how to say this politely, even at home it always becomes a point of discussion.

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