BEIJING -- Hand out your business card with two hands. Go ahead and slurp your soup. Give a gift to a client, but by all means, avoid clocks and knives.
These are among the pointers, cultural hints and etiquette tips the state's new China Trade and Investment office is offering delegates traveling with Gov. Jerry Brown, who arrives in Beijing on Tuesday.
The new office will open later this week when Brown travels to Shanghai for the official ribbon cutting. The estimated $1 million it will cost to run the office every year is being raised by the Bay Area Council, a nonprofit business group that has also organized Brown's weeklong trip here.