You can’t find Chinese friends

Me with my host and two other couchsurfers in Beijing

This post is dedicated to the few people who told me that I will never meet and Chinese people and become friends with them because they are to different and I will end up hanging around only with other foreigners. Although that might sound like a “challenge accepted” thing (“Within 3 months I want to be friends with X Chinese!”), I did not run around asking people if they want to be friends with me, …

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Chinese Pitfalls

If you had any contact to intercultural topics, any influence from people from foreign countries or at least watched the fruitful Galileo documentaries about other cultures (that one is for the Germans reading this), you will know that people in other countries act and behave differently from your own country and sometimes that might lead to irritated looks, misunderstandings, wrong impressions or even fights. Theory As a thoughtful student of the intercultural studies I naturally …

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