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Q: What gifts can you give to your Chinese professors?

Interesting situation...

A couple of days ago, one of my friends brought a nice present for her Chinese professor. She was visiting home for a week and just grabbed a quite nice souvenir made of nephrite, which is found to be very quite pricy in China. However, the professor refused to accept it and said only after graduation. No matter how much my friend insisted on it, but still didn't succeed. 

 

The thing is that we thought the professor might have perceived it as bribery, but it's not likely to be so because there are not many obligations left anymore and her thesis is almost done already. So what is the problem here you think?

 

Do you know anything about it? Just need a general opinion from you on things that you can give as a gift to your professors and how to give it in a way that they won't probably see it as a bribery. 

5 weeks 2 days ago in  Culture - China

 
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Your story is BS. Never heard of a Chinese teacher turning down a gift, it's almost expected.

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I can give ....Sport jacket

  

Autumn windbreaker (100% Polyester) with inner lining offering high breathability, waterproof, zippered hood, one inner and three outer pockets. The jacket is available in three colors (black, green and red) and comes in 3 sizes (…..).

  2000 exchange now  

 ... 9 times.

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One time I gave my physics professor a home-made model representing the atomic structure of the chemical element Oxygen (O) for use as a learning/demonstration tool in the classroom.  He was pleased, but also made a snooty comment about how he worked in metal, as opposed to the plastic model I had crafted.  Oh well, I graduated his course with a 4.0

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"The thing is that we thought the professor might have perceived it as bribery,...."

 

Correct. Bribery or not, she took no chances which was also correct given this was prc.  Secondly, it wasn't a usd 10 milion red packet which her entire family could use to get out of china, emigrate to Canada or New Zealand (their top two choices) so the risk of being known as taking bribes was not worth it.

 

She correctly said after graduation when there was, theoratically, no conflict of interests.  But, in real life, almost all senior ranking corrupted government officials use this trick to collect bribes, and this include leaders of country  --  upon retirement they went to the bribing companies to "work there" as "consultants / special advisors /  whatnot"  and got paid legally.  A legally flawless crime.  Even a New Zealand woman prime minister (I think) did that with a CCP background conglomerate.  She sold New Zealand (and her soul, of course).

 

Believe it or not, someone inside CCP told me this in person,  a tier 1 provincial key department's (dealing with international trade) head,  "Anyone/country CCP lay hands on has no good endings".  She came from there. Who knew china better than her?

 

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Your story is BS. Never heard of a Chinese teacher turning down a gift, it's almost expected.

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How about an idea he can claim as his own?

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