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Chinese people treat foreign-looking foreigners with greater respect and obeisance than they treat Chinese-looking foreigners, like overseas Chinese. That is called foreign worshipping; overseas Chinese look like themselves, so they treat them shabbily, especially when recruiting English teachers!

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Yes, of course all foreigners should be treated equal by the Chinese, regardlss of whether he/she is white, black, brown or yellow! Unfortunately the Chinese suffer from inferiority complex and treat their fellow Chinese from overseas with scant regard, quite unlike their treatment of other foreigners!

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You have taught me a lot. Thanks. However, the respect of other's privacy is a virtue, legal or oth ...

The problem with the concept of "civility" is that it varies from culture to culture and indeed it can vary inside a culture over time. what one society considers to be civil behavior in another society may be considered taboo. The same applies to morals.

For example, in Thai culture the head is considered a sacred thing, so unless it is for life saving purposes, policing or intimate purposes then people will not deliberately touch the head of another person. This act of civility does not apply to children or the sick of course. Generally it's applies to people over the age of about 9 years old.  In the west such a form of civility is not considered normal at all.

Another example is that of privacy, what is viewed as "private and personal" in one nation may be not be considered the same in another society, nor indeed the same society at a different time. In 19th century Europe for example the hedgerows and ditches were alive with the sound of couples copulating in summer, the reason was at home they would have sex with the kids asleep beside them or in the same room in many houses.  Today such behavior is considered socially unacceptable. yet for thousands of years it was the norm.

So this begs the question, how do you define "normal civility" unless you compare it in context to your own society?  I don't know where in the world you are from and unless you were to tell me then I'd never know.  This is one of the more interesting facets of global communication, discovering the social aspects of various nations.
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