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Post time 2006-5-16 16:02:25 |Display all floors
what do u think of chinese?

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Post time 2006-5-16 16:08:14 |Display all floors
Originally posted by lululuv at 2006-5-8 03:17
How should women act?

Just wondering, if i were to visit China,, as a businesswomen, how should i act, and how would i be
treated by men, and other people in China?


Don't commit crimes, that's enough. China is more open than you expected.

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Post time 2006-5-18 16:02:00 |Display all floors
do in Rome as Rome does.

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Post time 2006-5-21 02:50:50 |Display all floors

Reply #1 lululuv's post

eyeofstorm wrote -
How should women act in China?? Why would you even ask this as if you are heading to another unknown distant planet. Plain and simple...China is now more open than ever before...just act your damn self. If you are caucasian you have no face to lose...your compatriots lost it for you long time ago so no worries there haha.


I like this.  It shows quite clearly what “country bumpkins” these Westerners are.  I won’t be surprised if Westerners still think of Chinese in Manchu costume, men with pigtails and women with bound feet and walk on clogs the Manchu ways.  Indeed, many Westerners are still couching potatoes glued to their TV sets, have never left the homes and never realised how the world has changed.  

It’s no wonder their politicians can easily decide how they should vote and they are proud of their “democracy”(?) still.


Question: How should women act in China?

Behave decent and civilised, the minimum standard expected of any genuine traveller.

Before my first visit to China some 2 years ago, I did have some concern.  It was, however, not about me being a female travelling in China, but to a Communist country.  Of course, having been brainwashed and fed with misconceptions about how “terrible” a Communist country was, my concern then was quite natural though in the back of my mind and being a Chinese (and very proud of my ethnicity), I knew it wasn’t to be.

TRUE enough, my trip turned out to be, surprisingly, a very pleasant one.  In fact, I felt very “free” when I was in China and have no worries whatsoever, where to go, what to eat and with whom I speak.  Of course, I am only speaking for myself which I can only do so.

After my trip, I felt China will be my target travel destination which I rated highly.  Now, I felt it would be like homecoming.

Based on the question you asked and for good advice, I will say get more education yourself before you come to China.  Of course, if you want to come to China and walk naked in the streets, you’ll be immediately arrested, something you can expect in any countries including your own, I hope.


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Post time 2006-5-21 02:55:47 |Display all floors

Reply #11 cbr_600's post

Lulu, I had a female freind who recently spent some time in China on business...

She was Chinese-American and worked for a fortune 500 company doing business in China.  She told me that her male colleagues were treated better than her by the hotel staff despite the fact that the hotel knew she worked for the same company.  This was a 5 star hotel in downtown Beijing.


Fortune 500 company, so what?

Perhaps, there is something about her behaviour that disgusts others?

I am not surprised at all, especially if she thinks she can speak a few American slang.  I will treat her the same way if I were the hotel staff.



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When asked what they least admired about the West, they replied
MORAL DECAY, PROMISCUITY and pornography which...
DEGRADED women.

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Post time 2006-5-21 03:04:58 |Display all floors

Reply #14 mencius's post

You can go to a really expensive place, where they speak good English, etc and they treat you absolutely disgracefully. On the other hand you can go to a small town where they only speak Chinese and they're really friendly. It's part luck, but never ever assume somewhere is "friendly" just because they charge you a lot.

To be quite honest customer service is one of the biggest things China needs to work on.  



I quite agree with the first part, though I never experienced this in the hotels I stayed in China so far.  When travelling with men, women have always been, or will likely to be, given the “shun” and this is not surprising at all.  It happens almost everywhere, even in countries which blatantly tell you they believe in the equality between men and women.  Of course, you can always to lodge a complaint and you won't be the first, I assure you.

As for customer service in China, I have absolutely NO complaints, whether in the hotel, on public transport, at shops and in restaurants and even at the train station.

I wished it had been luck, but if it happens all the time, I guess it will have something to do with your personality and behaviour too.

Treat others as how you would want others to treat you … does pay off.


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MORAL DECAY, PROMISCUITY and pornography which...
DEGRADED women.

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Post time 2006-5-21 03:13:41 |Display all floors
Originally posted by whampoa at 2006-5-21 02:50

Indeed, many Westerners are still couching potatoes glued to their TV sets, have never left the homes and never realised how the world has changed.

Before my first visit to China some 2 years ago, I did have some concern.  It was, however, not about me being a female travelling in China, but to a Communist country. Of course, having been brainwashed and fed with misconceptions about how “terrible” a Communist country was, my concern then was quite natural though in the back of my mind and being a Chinese (and very proud of my ethnicity), I knew it wasn’t to be.


Not only have you been brainwashed and fed with misconceptions about how terrible a communist (not Communist; do you write "Democratic country", too?) country is, but also that China is at all a communist country. It isn't.

It just goes to show how mediocre the American (and the Taiwanese) school system is.

You want to visit a communist country? Go to North Korea. Report back about the major differences with China (such as private ownership, stock markets, product variety, price differentials, economic freedom, etc.).
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