Understand the seating arrangements
When at a ceremony or fancy dinner, traditional Chinese hierarchy comes into play with regards to where you sit. The person with the most seniority will typically be seated facing east, or towards the entrance. From there, those with lower positions will seat themselves further away, and the person with the least seniority will sit closest to the kitchen door. Breaking these rules can be seen as disrespectful, so expect some uncomfortable silences if you do.