If traveling to Beijing on business, formality is expected whether meeting with government officials or multinational corporations.
- Most local businessmen sport a traditional dark blue suit, even when temperatures soar in summer. And in the more conservative Beijing, a tie is expected.
- Conservative attire is also de rigueur for women — pack more modest skirt suits or trousers and blouses with higher necklines. Make a subtle sartorial statement with a scarf or printed blouse.
- Most women favor flats over heels, so pack a few formal pairs.