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Q: What do you like most about China or Chinese people?

Pet peeves, pet schmeeves.  There's a million of them.  Let's flip this around.

 

What do you like the most about China or Chinese people?*

 

First, there's the . . . ah . . . ah . . . ah . . . .

 

Okay, your turn.

 

* Let's overlook any racist undertones, and that this question has been asked before in one form or another.  Different time.  Different members.  Different experiences.  Different perspectives.

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The freedom.

 

You know what I mean. Riding your bike on the pavement, ignoring traffic lights and using your horn as a solve all magical tool. That’s great fun.

 

Next is not waiting in line. No matter how busy the shop is, I can walk in, point to the pack of smokes I want, and nobody complains.

 

The contact sport of getting on busses and metros. If I am in the mood, I enjoy it. Elbows out, plan the path of least reistance as the bus arrives. Bonus points for blocking people from pushing pregnant woman out of the way. Oh yes. That can be fun. Toppling grannies to get to the door first to be a gentleman to a pregnant woman.

 

I also like the freedom to be able to drink a beer outside a shop without a jobsworth telling me it’s illegal.

 

I like the dancing aunties. And the men sitting playing cards around tables.

 

And I like the kid orientated culture. The whole family thing with kids at the center.

 

I like being able to ride a woman’s bike or use a pink umbrella without being laughed at.

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Attractive, skinny women ... 

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Chinese are very hospitable... at least to me they are. 

The train system is very good.

the woman pretty much throw themselves at you.

Very little political correctness....that is great. 

Delivery service is cheap and fast

Smoke anywhere you want .

 

id rather have little enforcement the of the rules then over enforce the like in the west.

KTV is always a good time

foot massage is cheap and fun

Very easy to make money here if you know what your doing

services like maids and cleaners and repairmen ext are very cheap.

very little violent crime compared to where I’m from.

taobao

didi

ect ect ect...

 

 

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darn good Fortune Cookies ~

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The freedom.

 

You know what I mean. Riding your bike on the pavement, ignoring traffic lights and using your horn as a solve all magical tool. That’s great fun.

 

Next is not waiting in line. No matter how busy the shop is, I can walk in, point to the pack of smokes I want, and nobody complains.

 

The contact sport of getting on busses and metros. If I am in the mood, I enjoy it. Elbows out, plan the path of least reistance as the bus arrives. Bonus points for blocking people from pushing pregnant woman out of the way. Oh yes. That can be fun. Toppling grannies to get to the door first to be a gentleman to a pregnant woman.

 

I also like the freedom to be able to drink a beer outside a shop without a jobsworth telling me it’s illegal.

 

I like the dancing aunties. And the men sitting playing cards around tables.

 

And I like the kid orientated culture. The whole family thing with kids at the center.

 

I like being able to ride a woman’s bike or use a pink umbrella without being laughed at.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/4b1eb969-d92c-3f3e-9dfb-6274edc33b6b/ss_china-spent-over-%246-billion.html

 

They actually believe their own bullshit with out questioning anything. Let's copy the propaganda "voice of america" and we can do it better because we are better people.

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what's the ah...ah...ah...? 

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cost of living is cheap if you cook at home

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Chinese food as well as tourist attractions are my favorites! And the price is cheap. My uncle once took me to the Shanghai Zoo and the tickets were very cheap. I like this country.

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Its New Coronavirus and its now new yet old swine flu virus. 

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Chinese hospitality has to come on top - no matter where you go (excluding the metropolitan bits of first tier cities) you will always find someone ready to wine and dine you.

 

State-of-the-art infrastructure - with the most dense high-speed railway network in the world and with train stations as big as airports Chinese infrastructure makes most European capitals feel like a provincial experience in that respect.

Language, history, culture, cuisine - say what you what about mainstream pop culture in China, but if you scratch the surface you will find a rather colourful rock scene that has been steadily growing since the 80s, a peculiar hip hop culture that has flourished in provincial capitals such as Wuhan or Chengdu - it never ceases to amaze me how many long-term expats are disconnected from local culture. Make the effort, learn the local lingo and it will pay huge dividends (if not financially at least in personal satisfaction and self-realisation!).

sorrel:

i agree and disagree about Chinese hospitality.

 

more often than not, it is all about 'face' for the host(s), not their pleasure of having you (as a person) as a guest.
 

when you are invited by strangers to a meal, it is more to show you off like a prize animal, than as good friends inviting another good friend.

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