Not sure where to sit? Take a close look at the tables. The VIP table is the biggest, with more ornate tableware. The host and any VIP guests’ seats will be together, facing, but furthest from, the door. Many execs have a ‘designated drinker’ to drink their baijiu shots for them. To toast, stand up and hold your glass with both hands, placing one hand underneath. If you’re clinking glasses with someone of higher rank, place your glass slightly below theirs. Never pour your own drinks – ask the waitress or wait for a neighbour to pour for you. Red wine is only for toasting, no slurping. Remember, no business talk at the table and avoid talking politics or any sensitive issues.