It is considered to be polite and respectful to address a Chinese people by his/her surname, followed by honorific titles like 先生(xiān sheng) (Sir), 女士(nǚshì) (Madam) or the job position. Given names are often called between good friends. The following is the general way to address various Chinese people.

Mr. zhang: 张先生 (zhāng xiān sheng)
Ms. Wang: 王女士 (wáng nǚ shì)
Manager Ma:马经理 (mǎ jīng lǐ)
President Li: 李主席 (lǐ zhǔ xí)
Minister Liu: 刘部长 (liú bù zhǎng)

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