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For many Chinese people, nothing is more common than drinking hot water every day. However, the simple habit is like a mystery to some from other countries, since it’s not a common practice in many parts of the world to drink hot water alone.

With this year’s Two Sessions underway in Beijing, a picture repeatedly appeared on TV showing waiters at the conference hall pouring hot water into the senior officials’ cups at their tables. Some people used the water to make tea while others just drank it straight. The phenomenon even had the curiosity of some western media and was covered as a news story.

For many Westerners, the idea of drinking plain hot water is very odd. However, most Chinese people think the Americans' habit of drinking ice water is equally bizarre and even unhealthy. Some seniors would even carry a tea kettle when they travel, since their Chinese stomachs refuse to take the cold water from the tap.

Honestly, most of the Chinese people themselves can’t figure out the reason for the preference for hot water over the cold. Most people would just attribute it to a matter of “custom” or “cultural difference.

As a Chinese, I also prefer hot water to cold water, maybe habit is the seecond nature. But I don't know the reason behind it.

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I don't know

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coralbay Post time: 2016-3-15 17:54
Hot water is better for the digestive system. Don't change to cold!

You are absolutely right....
The world needs more idiots like me, all the others think they are clever.

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This habit is not unique.
A cold drink on a hot day increases the possibility of a sore throat.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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Because we are Chinese people  

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