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Saturday, 21 October, 2017


Facts About China:
 
Natural Disasters
In 1976 an earthquake in Tangshan claimed the lives of around six hundred and fifty thousand people.

An earthquake at Yunnan killed over three hundred people and injured many thousands in February 1996. Less than a year later, a quake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale left 44,000 people homeless in Zhangbei (150 miles from Beijing), over fifty people dead and many thousands injured.

At the beginning of 2008 China experienced some of the worst snow storms for fifty years.

 

Chinese Culture








Cultural Differences - Chinese vs. Western

Cultural TopicsChineseWestern
Guanxi ("relationships")
• Personal Identity
• Getting things done
• Long/short term
• Task vs. Relationship
• Survival vs. Pleasantries

• Corporate
• Who you know
• Long
• Relationship
• Concrete help

• Individual
• systems/uniformity
• Short
• Task
• Convenience
HuggingNoYes
Same/Opposite Gender TouchingSameOpposite
Floor/ShoesDirtyclean
HandshakesPrefer notNecessary
"Personal" questions/commentsInterest"Privacy"
HumorSeriousTeasing
PoliticsIrrelevantHigh interest
Direct/Indirect AnswersRead between linesDirect
EmotionsReservedTransparent
SpittingNormalGross
Gifts/FavorsPolite, tokensManipulation
"Face"Immediate situationOverall reputation
PrivacyNo Word!Precious
"Empty—handed"Bring/carry/returnOK
"Yes/No" (No, no, no, Yes)"Face" valueFace value
EatingSocial, hospitality, loudPleasure/nutrition/quiet
DrinkingModerateNo alcohol, or drunk
View of China/WestNew FriendsPolitical enemies
PushingNormalRude
StrangersObstaclesPeople
Lines (Ques)What Lines?First come, first serve
Pecking order of seats/doorElderly/childrenWomen/men/children
Age & genderElderly/rolesYouthfulness, "equality"
ModestyTorso, gender distanceLegs, (if any)
TrafficPlay "chicken"Order
Work UnitLife's Dictator9-5 Company
Formal/InformalInformalFormal
Safety & HealthGood food, preventionClean, Clean, Clean
(in) ConsistencyFluid, patchworkConsistent, "policy"
Role of ReligionCorporate, functionalPrivate, spiritual
English LanguageEmigrate or foreign companyAll I know
HospitalityFood, foreigners, no appointmentCome & eat, casual
MoneySave & share, (RMB)Spend! (Dollars)
Good—byesSee you offHug & "good—bye"
Religious FreedomDesignated place, time, leader;"three-self patriotic movement"Almost absolute


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