If you have experience doing business in China, you know that punctuality is vital. Being on time shows that you are committed and have respect for other people and their time. In fact, many Chinese business people often arrive a few minutes early for appointments and will usually appreciate it if you do the same.
While you should always strive to be on time for work as well as personal commitments in China, there may be times when you get held up by traffic or other unforeseen events. If this happens, use the key phrase from this video to apologise when you arrive.