16 responses

  1. coolingstar9
    January 16, 2011

    We can combine and select the good one and discard the improper one.


  2. Rafa
    November 8, 2011

    I am Chinese – as long as America does not totally sell its soul to the evil Japan, still can our two nations be friends forevermore.


    • sean
      January 11, 2014

      Japan is not your enemy.

      Your government is your enemy.


      • David
        October 12, 2014

        you only know a little about the relationship between the Chinese and Japan,do you know the behaviour of Japan in China in world war||


      • anonymous
        December 6, 2014

        I agree


  3. Sean
    March 31, 2012

    Please, anyone reading this article… know that it is full of inaccuracies about Western culture and ideals. (A Westerner would never help a stranger? That is ridiculously wrong.) And living in China as long as I have, I know the writer isn’t even truthful about Chinese culture.

    Don’t believe what you see in our movies, and keep reading more elsewhere.


    • Alina
      June 23, 2017

      agree with every word ! whoever wrote has never been to China ..the only thing they value is money


  4. Nick
    September 13, 2012

    Wow, I have never read such a poorly thought out comparison between two cultures. For example here are some excerpts.

    The Western culture is more advanced.

    compared to Westerners who would never entertain a stranger.

    4. The Chinese believe in … happiness through meditation.

    How can you say one culture is more “advanced” than another. What does that even mean? Also, I have lived in China for years and have never know a single Chinese person (whom are also quite materialistic btw) to meditate. Where are you getting your information?


  5. Mary
    October 26, 2012

    I agree with ancient Chinese traditions that have that the westerners might take a leaf out of it, but unfortunately we do not see this in modern China! This is mainly because of the communists and the cultural revolution, a whole generation and the future generations of Chinese people (In general, most of them at least) have now become unethical, unmoral, unlawful, materialistic bunch of people! Keep in mind that China is STILL a communist country, and still reported as having poor human rights record. History may shape the future, but communism destroyed history.
    By the way, I am 100% Chinese!


  6. Andrew in Beijing
    January 9, 2013

    This is REALLY REALLY inaccurate. I have been living in Beijing for over two years and have known hundreds of Chinese on a personal basis. Chinese people are overwhelmingly atheistic and non-spiritual. They are usually much more selfish and materialistic than Westerners, and have much more superficial and narrow ideas of happiness. This article represents the China of 200 hundred years ago.


  7. Sean
    January 10, 2013

    My attention was called back to this after a notification of a new post….

    It’s pretty clear this article was written by a Chinese individual, probably a college student. It represents not what China was like in past generations (although it may describe that), but my specifically, it represents what Chinese are taught about China, and a very large number of them seem to accept what they are taught rather than what they see.

    That being said, there is nothing inherent or genetic or absolute that makes China and Chinese this way, it is the aftershocks of a disastrous 20 century (and perhaps a few centuries of sociopolitical decay before that). Recent history has not been kind to the Chinese, and their response to it has been survivalist rather than resilient.

    In the next few generations, we may see them get there legs back.

    RE: Nick, I think by “Western culture is more advanced” means it is less traditional, and this is a silly way of expressing that, if thats what the author means. “Western culture is more advanced,” I think, too, is meaningless.


  8. Sean
    January 10, 2013

    I apologize for my terrible typing skills.

    “more specifically” and “get their legs back”


  9. anti_xenophode
    February 8, 2013

    This is incredibly inaccurate; the racist undertones and barely hidden expressions of nationalism are exactly what you would expect from a narrow minded xenophobe. To say that a Westerner would never help a stranger is highly insulting and shows a complete lack of understanding of the values and beliefs of Western society. Bare in mind that Political Correctness, Equal Employment and Human Rights to name just a few are all Western concepts and whilst the West may not be perfect at least it is trying. And yes, I too am from Hong Kong.


  10. John M
    January 5, 2014

    Any response to all this, Jilani? (author)

    Also, Sean wrote “it represents what Chinese are taught about China, and a very large number of them seem to accept what they are taught rather than what they see.” If what Sean writes is accurate, why would a person ignore what they actually see in their daily existence and choose to believe what they are “taught” by their government?


  11. Laowei
    December 23, 2015

    Where are these Chinese people who are always saying ‘thank you’ and ‘sorry’? All I ever meet are the ones who aggressively shove you out of the way and honk their horn at you for trying to walk on the sidewalk they’re driving on.


    • MR.Right/LEft Handed
      April 7, 2016

      They Dont Care they r inpatient


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