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The “Survival Handbook for Expats in China” [Copy link] 中文

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F111 Post time: 2014-1-16 13:33
I believe they are for making gambling easier

Gambling is far too easy for too many already

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futsanglung Post time: 2014-1-16 14:00
Gambling is far too easy for too many already

Stan, you're holding a gun to God's head. I can't think of a metaphor that's better than this.

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english-learner Post time: 2014-1-15 21:44
6) Never snatch the menu away from the waiter
If you are going to be discussing business with a Chin ...
During business dinners, drinking alcohol is an activity that cannot be avoided.


Likewise, offering them a smoke and ensuring they smoke it, would be reciprocating. If they don't smoke, you don't have to drink. Let it be known.

The survival handbook tells us that even conversation held during a banquet with Chinese people must involve “restrictions”. Politics is a topic that should be avoided, especially regarding sensitive subjects. The best topics to discuss are the modernization of China or the surprising and rapid growth of its economy, the rapid progress of its society as well as recent reforms. If you are lacking in knowledge in these areas of conversation, you should be alright so long as you keep praising China.


Why lie? Just be honest. There's no need to change who you are just to save face. Just because it's acceptable to lie to Chinese people doesn't mean you have to adopt their bad or unethical (or immoral) practices. I only give praise where praise is warranted or earned. Understanding a culture and adopting their practices or tradtions are two different things. If you feel at anytime uncomfortable with what they want you to do, or expect you to do (or say) don't do it. Respecting a culture doesn't mean you have to disrespect yourself in the process. Only adopt the good things, ignore or avoid the bad. Such as the "drinking" issue mentioned above. if your religion or body forbids alcohol, or you simply don't like it, don't do it. Don't let anyone pressure you. Telling someone they MUST do something isn't part of respecting a culture. And anyone who says you HAVE to do such things are hypocrites and need some cultural diversity training themselves.  

Indeed, many will be offended even if you say "Oh, I have a friend in Taiwan and we ate stinky tofu." This shows just how insecure and hypocritical these people are.

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Post time 2014-1-16 17:49:26 |Display all floors
well, welcome to china.{:soso_e100:} you will find more when you yourself live in here.

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futsanglung Post time: 2014-1-15 21:07
If you have plenty of low denomination notes they can also double up as toilet paper

in the US we're wastin paper & ev'rythin else just like water...i REALLY hate to see that happens here especially at work & papers are really expensive these days due to chemical & transportation cost (most amerikans still dont learn anythin yet maybe not 'til their very last day of employment)  
a man who uses his hands is a laborer. one who uses his hands and his mind is a craftsman. but he who uses his hands, his mind, and his heart, is an artist...

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youknowhat Post time: 2014-1-16 21:36
in the US we're wastin paper & ev'rythin else just like water...i REALLY hate to see that happens  ...

And anybody would think that paper grew on trees!!!!!!!!

No, seriously, too many people do not factor in the production and distribution when considering things.

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futsanglung Post time: 2014-1-16 18:59
And anybody would think that paper grew on trees!!!!!!!!

No, seriously, too many people do not fa ...

another big waste is gasoline just imagine a single person drivin an SUV back then station wagon not even OPEC can produce that fast the enough oil   
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