The Chinese on driving

There is a special flow to driving in China that is both unspoken and dangerous. While complicated and messy, what seems as complete and utter chaos on the roads in China is not the result of confusion on the road but rather complete awareness and understanding of the traffic. When taxi drivers or drivers in…

Consumerism in China

Consumerism in China has taken off drastically since about 2008 and China is expected to become the biggest online shopping market by 2015 in addition to the world’s biggest economy. Purchasing goods has never been more popular than before in China and the trend is only expected to increase over the next decade. Prior to…

Why are Chinese so direct?

Chinese have a reputation for being direct towards people both in their speech and actions. For Chinese this is common but for foreigners it can be a major challenge while either traveling, studying or working in China. My best advice is to not think about it too much. Chinese interact with one another in their…

How to do bargaining in China

Bargaining is common in China and is pretty much a game, one of which that Chinese even do among themselves, and not just with foreigners. Aside from fast food shops and chain super market stores, you can literally bargain for all and everything, sometimes even in department stores where there are private sellers selling their…