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Q: Is living in small places giving me the wrong opinion, in general, of Chinese people?

Not that thinking of people in general is good but I'm starting to get the idea that the Chinese in bigger cities are more modern and quite different from the kind I'm used to dealing with.

8 years 22 weeks ago in  Culture - Lanzhou

 
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No, the general opinion you get from small cities is the same that you get from big cities.

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There are some difference between people who lives in small cities compared to people who lives in big cities, whether or not they are better in a matter of opinion. But they are different.

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Living in different types of areas in different parts of the country will definitely give you different people, whether the differences be good or bad. But that's true in any country.

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So what do you mean by more "modern?" Because when I see someone taking a squat on the sidewalk, it really doesn't make a different to me if they have an iphone in he hand or not.

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8 years 22 weeks ago
 
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Chinese people are Chinese people.

The only ones that might give you a better impression are Chinese people that live in other countries.

I could tell you more, but I don't want to be "harmonized" for 3 days.

As long as you are not racist to the "superior" Chinese people and their "amazing" culture (it's totally ok for Chinese people to stereotype, talk smack, and be giant douchebags to foreigners here, but you can't say anything too bad about China... Racism is only done by white people of course...)

Either way, your assessments are most likely correct. Take it as you will.

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Smaller cities = different mindset for sure. While where I live has some 2 million people it's really a small village with lots of big buildings. There doesn't seem to be any necessity for people other than children to learn English and I have yet to come across ANY business, be it bank, shopping centre, barber shop or corner store that has anybody that can speak English. I get the impression that they don't see the need as they are far from Beijing, Harbin or Shanghai.
From reading posts on this forum I have picked up that there is a significant difference between what goes on in Beijing, for example, and what goes on here. No rules and little effective policing is the norm although the rude habits we talk about are prevalent all over the country no doubt. Having said that though, the people, once you get to know them, are friendly but at times it's hard to discern between their curiousity and them wanting to be a mate! Many times, as we are aware it's a need to use you to learn English.
But isn't that the same as back in our country? The difference between the city dwellers and the country folk is, at times, enormous as said by HugaPanda.
I'm with you on this GB - there is a difference but I'm not sure whether I would shout "Vive la difference!" I think living in one of the big cities would be a bit edgier than residing in a country city.
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Prejudice and racism can only be ridden if one leaves their own country

That being said, I have worked in small cities and enjoyed the locals more than living in Tianjin itself. I don't see many people urinating in the streets here except some drunken foreigners who for some reason think it's prefered over using a public toilet. I do believe that this question is far to general to answer, I believe that with different people come different ways of thinking and acting.

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To get a more well rounded opinion of the Chinese in general, you should visit a large city. There is a difference. I live in a small city, but I am a travel lover so I spend half my time in other places, both small and large. Chinese people in a village are very different from native city folk. Sometimes this is hard to recognize because many of the population in large cities actually originate from villages. Most city people also hate the spitting and defecating in the streets! They also look down on many of the rude mannerisms that are spoken of so often by us.

,,,,so my answer is YES.

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