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How to do in China when strangers approach foreigners kids on the streets.   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-1-16 07:16:11 |Display all floors
Chinese people are quite curious about people from other countries and thus often behave in a rather unconventional way [from a non-Chinese perspective], and especially with children, but usually quite harmless.

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Post time 2017-1-16 07:17:39 |Display all floors
This post was edited by 1105852048 at 2017-1-16 07:20
mbursian Post time: 2017-1-15 18:10
It must be a cultural difference... I can imagine if that happened in the US, the police would be in ...

For sure, and there would probably be a physical altercation.

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Post time 2017-1-16 08:39:51 |Display all floors
1105852048 Post time: 2017-1-16 07:17
For sure, and there would probably be a physical altercation.

Absolutely!
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Post time 2017-1-16 11:55:08 |Display all floors
BlondeAmber Post time: 2017-1-15 19:45
photo's ok,
but why is it deemed acceptable to touch a foreigner when it would not be acceptable  ...

I see your point. I often get remarks that my nose is big, and my hair turning grey, and how I have aged a lot during the last 8 yrs...
I would never dream of making those remarks at them
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2017-1-16 13:25:25 |Display all floors
This post was edited by BlondeAmber at 2017-1-16 13:29
parcher Post time: 2017-1-16 11:55
I see your point. I often get remarks that my nose is big, and my hair turning grey, and how I hav ...

once, after a long day out sight-seeing, the nth person approached me wanting to touch my hair (at least they asked i suppose).
When i replied that she could do this, but only after i touch her hair first, the middle-aged woman got quite angry and made some comments to the effect that I 'was a guest in China', amongst others not quite so polite comments, before walking off effectively cursing me.

we are essentially useful zoo animals who should perform on cue.
but at least we are better treated than real zoo animals in China who are drugged (and worse) for the entertainment of the paying public.

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Post time 2017-1-16 16:59:25 |Display all floors
This post was edited by dostoevskydr at 2017-1-16 17:00

I walk around a lot......and I am doing it for the last several years. I have NEVER seen this happening in Beijing.

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Post time 2017-1-16 17:01:07 |Display all floors
TedM Post time: 2017-1-15 19:26
When you have lived in China for long enough you recognise that Chinese people are generally very fr ...

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