What are some good things about China?
Dave Cheng, I was made here.
Lots of awesome stuff has been invented there (e.g., gunpowder, fireworks, paper, printing, the compass).
Lots of awesome stuff gets made there (e.g., your iPhone, most likely much of the apparel/footwear you wear, Me).
Yang Yu, Culture Exchange, concert promoter, PR/Promotion. Born in Beijing, Grew up in Germany and did underground m...
Chinese people are generally speaking quite friendly and welcoming to foreigners, that is not because they think westerners are riche or so. Foreigners are generally treated as welcome guests.
Morten Jørgensen, Author; novelist, poet at Ecce Tempum Proprium Rem (1984-present)
What's the most interesting thing about China?
I think I will say the future. Yes, the single most interesting thing about Chinese society is where it will go from here.
But, that has something to do with my profession, so maybe it’s just me. My forthcoming novel, which I am currently writing, is what is called a near future science fiction, taking place some 70, 80 years from now. Its setting is a world where China is the dominant economy.
What will that world be like?? If that’s not interesting, I don’t know what is!
Elizabeth Sanderson, works at Adidas AG
The Chinese people are hard working, fun and for the most part, friendly to foreigners.
I like the family focus of the Chinese. Although stressful sometimes, especially given the old one child policy, and the pressure for the younger generation to look after their elders, the family does come first and many Chinese parents are active in helping to raise their children's children.
Shanghai is an open and friendly city but the real China is can be quite different. I've seen fighting , pushing, shoving, and been in situations where as I tall blonde laowai ( foreigner) you can feel like a person from out of space…but hey, nothing is intended to be anything other than inquisitive!
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Christina Zastrow, B.A. Secondary School Education & History, Aurora University (2009)
In America a few years ago (lost Obamacare), I was in a minor motorcycle crash and thought I’d sprained my ankle. It didn’t heal so I went to urgent care (because that is what was covered by my insurance) to have it looked at. I waited six hours in urgent care, had an x-ray and a visit with a doctor who told me my leg was fractured. They put a temporary splint/cast situation on it and referred me to an orthopedic doctor for a real cast. Total cost to my insurance: 15,000$ Total cost to me: 1,500$
In China a few weeks ago I fell and sprained my ankle. Remembering the time it turned out to be broken, I was a little nervous and called my (government) insurance agent. She made an appointment at the local hospital where I was seen as soon as I came in (because I had an appointment, to be fair). A nurse and an English speaking worker offered me a wheelchair (I declined) and walked me to the doctor’s office where he checked my ankle. After that consultation they put me in a wheel chair and took me to x-ray, then back to the doctor. It turned out to be a bad sprain. The doctor offered me pain meds and explained that I should rest it. When I told him I had to walk my puppy, he suggested I wrap it (which he demonstrated) or purchase a support device if I could afford one. Total cost to my insurance: >100$ total cost to me: >15$ to purchase the suggested support device, nothing at all for the visit itself
Chinese students begin learning a second language (English) in primary school when their brains are still making neural pathways and learning language is easier. American students are often not even offered a second language until high school and parents protest moves to introduce it sooner.
Teaching is seen as a good job worth respect and is paid well because of that. I receive my full salary’s twelve months a year, rather than having portions withheld to accommodate paying me during holidays. I’m also given holidays, planning time, and office space, none of which I had regularly as a teacher in the States.
David Joseph, Founder (2012-present)
The difference between the value system of the older and younger generations.
Industrialization generally promotes a shift from traditional to secular-rational values. According to recent surveys and other empirical evidence younger generations in China have already shifted from traditional values to modern values, younger generations tend to be more secular. They are more likely to regard self-development as the most important thing in life rather than making contributions to the country and society. Further, the younger generations are more individualistic than the old generations. They are more likely to live according to their own lifestyles regardless of what others think.
Being in China it’s pretty apparent this is the case. Many of the younger generation have conflicts with their grandparents (who most likely would have looked after them from a young age) about the wish to travel the world and broaden their horizons. Wheras their grandparents are much more likely to wish them to get a stable well paid job and settle down.
This difference in value systems is truly fascinating to witness in China.
Damien Defranco, Serial Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Consultant & Mentor
China has a lot of good things.
China is a very big, and very diverse country. It’s almost the opposite of a lot of westernized countries. Other countries in some way’s can be similar to China, such as India is pretty close.
China has good, and it has bad, just like all countries. Here are some things that are generally good things about China. Mind you, this list is based off of China as a whole, each region/city in China can be a bit different and may be an exception to something I listed, but as a whole, it’s pretty accurate.
- Transportation. When it comes to transportation, China is king. There is not a single country that can compare to the methods of transportation that China has. China is a very big country, and one thing they did right is transportation. China has more buses then all other countries in the world combined. China has more high speed rails then all other countries in the world combined. It is extremely easy to get a taxi, uber, or rickshaw in all parts of China.
- Drinking. China has very relaxed drinking laws, you can buy drinks at any time of the day, and at any age. But China doesn’t have the issues that the west has when it comes to drinking. China is generally very responsible when it comes to drinking. My favorite is buying a beer with my breakfast at 6/7am where as I can’t do that in Canada/USA.
- Economy. China has an immensely growing economy. Always neck and neck with India. The growth rate and speed of China’s growing economy makes it one of the most powerful countries in the world. And it will take the #1 spot eventually.
- Investments. Because of the economy, China makes for a great country to do investments in. There is overall a better return, and higher chance of success for investing in China, and businesses in China than compared to other countries.
- Real estate. Real estate in China is booming. Which more building and cities being built than anywhere else in the world. It doesn’t take China long to create new real estate, however, because of the speed/cost, they are lower quality. But it’s still a good thing that so much is growing.