Shanghai is home to more than 300 Fortune 500 companies. While this creates a hotbed of innovation and attracts expats, it’s still best to err on the side of modesty when dressing for business in conservative China.
- Well-tailored dark suits are the standard for men, paired with demure ties and leather oxfords.
- Women should opt for blouses and skirts or dresses that fall below the knee. Make sure your heels are also at an appropriate height.
- Have a good supply of business cards — they’re crucial to forging good relationships.