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Archive for April 11th, 2010

Chinadaily says Chinese are Neurotic

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 11, 2010


This is from the chinadaily and spot on!!

Why are Chinese people so anxious? On April 8 the China Youth Daily published an article illustrating this problem. Here is an excerpt.

Ordinary Chinese people are anxious about education, jobs, personal relationships, houses, love and children’s primary education, etc. Because of their anxiety, the words such as “Fangnu” (Slave to house), “Chenu” (Slave to car) and “Hainu” (Slave to children) are continuing to enrich modern Chinese vocabularies.

Rich people are anxious as well. When they didn’t have enough money, they were worried about their poor living conditions. When they are affluent enough to purchase a flat, they want a villa. When they possess a car, they wish for a limousine. When they are millionaires, they dream about ten million yuan, but once they fulfill that, aren’t they anxious about being billionaires?

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Art Exam China

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Chinese Sayings

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Nature

When the tiger comes down from the mountain to the plains, it is bullied by the dogs

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China Fact

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Mandarin Chinese (also known as Putonghua) is the primary language, and is spoken by more than 70 percent of the population. Cantonese prevails in Hong Kong and in parts of the Guangdong Province. Many other dialects abound.

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Chinese Sayings

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“Perspective

Your neighbor’s wife looks prettier than your own.

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Law in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 11, 2010


I am doing my dissertation about law in China and it is odd. Living here is bizarre as, you see and hear things that you never would have dreamt of. I have been all over the Americas, but this place takes the cake. Some of it is good, and some is bad, but form what I have seen and read about the legal system here, it is in a miserable state. They convict people after beating confessions out of the accused, the judges have no or inadequate training, and in reality the communist party probably does not want to hear the truth anyway.

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Living and Working in China- Water Saga

Posted by w_thames_the_d on April 11, 2010


Still no hot water, its been a week now, I have been showering at the gym. Oh yeah, today the whole are was out of all water, they said the government was ‘fixing’ something.

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Chinese sayings

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Perspective
The participant’s perspectives are clouded while the bystander’s views are clear.

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Chinese

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All Aboard!

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