Two high school football teams decide to play a match.
The visiting team is from London, England and the home team is from Dallas, Texas.
Both teams love “football”.
Everyone is clear.
Everyone is excited.
Everyone can’t wait to get started and play.
On the day of the match the London team arrives on the field on time and is shocked to see the other side wearing what amounts to body armor.
No one thought to check if the rules were the same.
When the visiting team decides to play on, you can bet there are going to be some injuries and from the home team’s perspective, any injuries incurred is really the visiting team’s own fault.
Before you come to China to play the game of business, be sure to check how the ‘rules of the game’ are different.
Or else, you get what you deserve.