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- Do the people of Taiwan consider themselves Chinese?Jeremiah JenneJoseph Boyle has it right and many of the other answers have alluded to this: The problem is one of translation. One of the challenges with this kind of question is that we have one word in English ("Chinese") to cover a variety of words in the Chinese language which differ from each other […]
- Why do Chinese people try to enter trains before letting the passengers get out, even outside of China?Jeremiah JenneThis kind of question always elicits a strong response and understandably so. On one hand, to claim that subway etiquette, especially boarding and disembarking, is the same in Beijing as it is in, say, San Francisco or London is to be either naive or disingenuous. I've lived in Beijing for 13 years, and at […]
- Do the people of Taiwan consider themselves Chinese?
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Flight attendants on international carriers are very particular about safety guidelines. Many upwardly mobile Chinese tend to believe that rules are for other people. Hilarity often ensues. Continue reading
Last week I joined Kaiser and Jeremy for the second “Call-in” show in which the Sinica regulars take questions from the listeners. Continue reading