Saving Face is important across cultures and is an important concept for police crisis and hostage negotiators to understand. Check out this important (short video) from the U.S. Army shared by the United States Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) in regard to saving face, respect, and Chinese culture.
Employing face-saving tactics is critical to a law enforcement crisis and hostage negotiator in contributing to a successful resolution of the incident. Ensuring the subject is able to "save face" often plays an important role especially during the "surrender ritual" (the discussion and implementation of the subject peacefully turning him/herself over to the police.
Cross-posted from United States Air Force Culture and Language Center (AFCLC) Facebook page:
From our partners at the U.S. Army TRADOC Culture Center, some information on the Chinese concept of mianzi, or saving face.