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Q: If Chinese hate dark skin and can't swim, why do they all go to the beach?

Has anyone been to Shenzhen before? Have you seen the beaches there? They're packed.

But what struck me is this: 99% of Chinese hate to tan, they abhor dark skin and flee the sun like the plague. Additionally, no offense, and not trying to stereotype, but hold God are they terrible at swimming. Most friends I have don't know how to swim and hate water.

So, with all that in mind, why on earth are beaches in China so packed? Seems to me like if someone hates the sun and hates swimming, the beach would be the last place they'd like to go.

9 years 29 weeks ago in  Arts & Entertainment - Shenzhen

 
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Because it is the latest trend. Beach-ing is the thing right now and God forbid if someone ask you and you said that you have never been to the beach, safe face first!

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Because it is the latest trend. Beach-ing is the thing right now and God forbid if someone ask you and you said that you have never been to the beach, safe face first!

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Grew up by sea side, never learned to swim and hate the sun on the beach, but love dark skin. Tongue

No idea, not a beach fan.

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They hate to tan, they don't really like to swim, but they love to stare and gossip. Also, they all think it would be nice to do something different for once. Only shame is they all have that idea at the same time.

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I'm trying to rid my tan for my visit. I live beside water, it's just outside, rarely go swimming, but I like getting a nice tan. Sun and tanning are good for you, It is how our body makes vitamin D. In the winter (here anyway) the sun is not strong enough for us to make vitamin D and many suffer , fatique, depression etc. There are light boxes to help combat this.. BUT WHY do Chinese not like to tan??

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larvanale, thank you for ur warning, will be careful, but don't need to worry about me to have such problem now. Wink

It hurts to get tanned TedDBayer

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it hurts to get sun burn,,the trick is get a litttle sun each day and build a tan, then you can tan and not burn,, go out with white skin and you fry,,, i read that there i not a good sun screen lotion there as here,, see SPF 60 now,,soon SPF 1000 contains tin foil

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to get a tan lmao

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I'd say for the same reason we do - to cool off in the water during the summer, and to destress with a walk along the waterfront other times of the year.

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https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/intercontinental-shanghai-hotel-opening-a3991296.html

 

In a country were most people can't swim, perfectly logical.

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