What are some Chinese Business superstitions?
Some numbers means something.
8 represents happiness, so to make people happy you pay them with numbers containing the most 8 possible. 18,88 is a great number because in Chinese it sounds like “you will get rich, rich, rich”. On the other hand, you should avoid 250. It means “stupid” when said in a certain way (erbaiwu instead of liangbaiwu).
Also one thing I have observed is that you mostly don ‘t say numbers aloud. You write them down. Calculators or cell phones make great writing boards to negociate.
This text was originally published in quora.