Visiting China

A view of the city of Shenzhen, China.
China has the largest population in the world, with nearly 1.5 billion people. There are many sights for tourists, from the Great Wall of China to large urban cities like Beijing and Hong Kong.

May 27, 2021
A beautiful scene from Jiuzhaigou, China.

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I have been in Jiuzhaigou in 2019. It's very beautiful, just like my dream scene.

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Jiuzhaigou, China

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December 26, 2022

What do you know about China and what do you think of China? Which Chinese custom impresses you the most?


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December 26, 20220 found this helpful

Can't say as I know a great deal about China, although I am aware it has a very long history as a populated nation. I do admire the traditional Chinese approach to healthcare which includes herbs, acupuncture and other homeopathic remedies.


Other impressions include an oppressive / secretive government, excellent education, gifted musicians and athletes, and superb food (not the anglicized versions).

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December 26, 20220 found this helpful

I wish that you had provided your age and also where (country) you are living, so maybe someone your age could have provided some interesting insight.

I am a grandmother and probably have not placed a lot of thought in China or its customs.
I did not study China in my studies at school, so all of my thoughts and opinions have been attained since leaving school.


I have read about China and what was amazing to me was how many different land types could be in one country.
I did wonder if just everyday Chinese people were aware of this, as I feel sure this is the only country where so many different climates are available.

Many Americans probably feel some fear of a country that is so large and where so many people live.
I have wondered how strict the culture is about fun things that American people do and if they enjoy doing the same types of recreation or do they have other interests.

But, I do not think we fear Chinese people and would really like to know them better.
I'm sorry about having more questions than answers, but I feel sure others will come along and provide the answers you're looking for.


I wonder if any of these answers really describe life in China?

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December 27, 20220 found this helpful

There's good evidence the original Chinese symbols demonstrate the Chinese knew and believed the account of creation from Genesis from their beginning. For example, the symbol for BOAT is the combination of the symbols for VESSEL, EIGHT, and PEOPLE, which is what Genesis says were saved in the great flood, Noah, his wife, their 3 sons and their 3 wives, a total of eight who survived the flood in the ark Noah was told to construct.


There are others, and I've been watching various videos demonstrating the gospel message in Chinese Characters imbedded in the basics of the language.
So fascinating!

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December 27, 20220 found this helpful

china has always fascinated me,,the scenery,the people,the customs,history,food,everything. i read anything i can get hold of about china.unfortunatly i will be unable to visit this beautiful country,due to age and finances,but one can always read!

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December 29, 20220 found this helpful

I was surprised that in China people spit in public places and this is considered normal;

that in some parts of China, belching is still considered a sign of satisfaction from food and is considered a compliment to the chef;


that in China, people often use pants with holes instead of baby diapers, which allows children to use the toilet when needed.

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December 30, 20220 found this helpful

I would like to share what impressed me the most about Chinese culture:

In China, it is customary to tap on the table with bent index and middle fingers after someone serves you tea.

The Chinese believe that hot water can cure ailments and prevent diseases, so they drink hot water very often.

I know that according to the Chinese rules of courtesy, a gift should be refused 2-3 times before accepting this gift.

The Chinese have a custom not to open gifts in public (like the Japanese).

If you receive a small gift from a Chinese person, never put it in a pocket below your waist, such as a trouser pocket.
Accept the gift with both hands.

For Chinese people under 60, personal birthdays are celebrated modestly or not at all. The Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) is considered everyone's birthday.

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December 30, 20220 found this helpful

Thought these were interesting facts about the Chinese.:
Chinese were the inventors of ice cream & invented it over 4,000 years ago by mixing milk with a rice mixture.
Ketchup also originated in China. It was initially prepared as a fish sauce known as Keitsap.

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December 31, 20220 found this helpful

I think the Chinese are superstitious.
The most unlucky number for the Chinese is 4, which symbolizes the word "death". So you may not find the 4th floor in high-rise buildings, and in hotels you may not find rooms at number 4.
The number 8 is the luckiest Chinese number because it sounds like the word for wealth.
The color white is often considered the color of great sadness and poverty. Chinese people wear white to funerals.
The color black is considered inappropriate. It is the color of distress and grief.
The color green can also be considered to be unlucky as it is associated with infidelity.
There are items in China that should not be given as gifts, as they are believed to bring bad luck, such as watches, umbrellas, scissors, knives (or anything else related to cutting). Also, never give a Chinese person anything in the amount of four (four chocolates, four mugs, etc.), but rather choose sets of eight.

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This is one of the Temples in Temple of Heaven, Beijing (China).

The Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China.

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August 7, 2017

I visited the panda park in Chengdu, China last year. I was working in China for a few weeks and had the opportunity to visit this amazing park. The park is the only place in the world that has these amazing red pandas.

A red panda at a park in Chengdu, China.

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