On a recent trip to India, Mr. Yang, a prominent Chinese executive, dined with his client Himanshu Jain. Mr. Yang commented that the food was spicy, which Mr. Jain interpreted as an opportunity to discuss Indian cuisine. After lengthy explanations, Mr. Yang commented again that the food was spicy. What happened? What barrier is likely getting in the way of clear communication and how could this barrier have been overcome.
Your response should be at least 200 words in length.
Lesikar, R., Flatley, M., & Rentz, K. (2008). Business communication. (11 ed., pp. 485-486, 493-498). The McGraw-Hill Companies.
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