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Cultural Differences: Lifestyle Differences – China vs The West

The Australian Lifestyle On a recent return airplane trip to Australia to apply for a new Chinese visa, I was able to settle back into…

Cultural Differences: Romance In Eastern and Western Culture

In China, Guangzhou, as I returned home from a jog along Pearl River (珠江), I noticed a key difference in romance between Eastern and Western…

Cultural Differences: Dating Rituals Of Wealthy Easterners vs Westerners 

In Australia, Sydney, on a trip to Luna Park, my Chinese wife observed so many people enter Luna Park dressed in two-piece suits, elegant frocks,…

Cultural Differences: The Bride Price In East vs West Culture

In Australia, Sydney, I met an Indian national on a job site.  Amid our tedious work, discussion centred around the cultural differences between Australia, China,…

Cultural Differences: The Rise Of Chinese Commerce In Western Society

Commerce in China has  encountered a revolution in the last decade.  While Western society has suckled on Mastercard and Visa for decades, Chinese consumers skipped…

Cultural Differences: Education In Chinese And Western Societies

In the years I have worked as an English teacher in China, I have come to appreciate the religious studiousness of Chinese students. In China,…

Cultural Differences: Obesity In Eastern vs Western Cultures

In Australia, I often come to Cuba Cubano in Macarthur Square to become seated in their wood-brown lounge chairs to work, as well as for…

Cultural Differences: Public Decency In China And The West

In China, it is commonly accepted that Chinese are conservative people by nature.  Their filial personality and traditional dress sense often reflect this accepted truth….

Cultural Differences: Erogenous Fashion Trends In China vs The West

In China, Guangzhou, as I settled into my interim workplace with a 30 RMB cappuccino in hand, I first focused outside the café windows towards…

Cultural Differences: Bureaucracy In China vs The West

Internet censorship is one of the major hassles a foreigner encounters in China, alongside other issues, such as pollution, fake products, and services made inaccessible…

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