Grace, Gift-giving, and Guanxi in Chinese Culture

What do you think?

Except:

Gift-giving (i.e. grace) is an important part of creating and strengthening relationships. Gifts can express solidarity, celebration and concern. Therefore, relationships marked by sincere love actually seek to deepen mutual bonds of indebtedness.
Consider the alternative. What do you call a relationship without ongoing mutual indebtedness? A business transaction. That is, one party provides a service, the other pays the bill, and each goes his own way.
Grace without the expectation of mutual reciprocity is simply not grace.

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Source: Grace, Gift-giving, and Guanxi in Chinese Culture

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