At some point in your sojourn in China, it is very likely that a Chinese colleague will invite you to his home. This will likely happen whether you are there to vacation or work, or whether you are there for a short or long period of time. This is an exciting and fascinating opportunity to get a glimpse into the social life of average Chinese people. If you are planning on being in China for longer than a vacation, bringing a few tokens from home would be wise. You should never pay a visit without a gift or two to offer.