What do I think of China/ What comes across my mind thinking of China:
- A land with LOTS OF Chinese
- Chinese-speaking land
- Excellent almond drink
- 2008 Beijing Olympics
- Very cold weather during winter in several parts of China
- Very hot summer on the other hand in several parts of China
- Pandas! :D
- Has lots of rich, amazing cultural and historical values from the past
(shi Huang Di, Emperors' Palace, Great Wall of China, Museums, Mao Zhe Dong etc.)
- Great Wall of China is one looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong walk
- Many cyclists in several parts of China, especially in Beijing
- Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997
- Lotsa of aborigines and district-based clans (such as TeoChew, Hokkien, Hakka etc.)
- One of the leading countries in global economy (many countries are highly dependent of China). It is holding a lot of America's debt
- Interesting traditional dance
- Biggest country in Asia
- In need of a more equal distribution of wealth between the poor and the rich. the gap between them is still too significant.
- it's extremely competitive to get into a China university unless they've excelled very well.
- Lang Lang the pianist
- Hu Jingtao the president
- Beginning to open up to many things (be it economically or taking in immigrants/outsiders)
- Restrictions or ban on several internet websites (such as Facebook and Youtube)
- Great noodles to eat :D but the food can sometimes be a little too oily for my liking
- Beijing citizens, both pedestrians and transport users DON'T obey traffic rules and traffic lights at all (it's so bad that I find it appalling)
- Most girls and guys in China are petite
- Vastly varied in lifestyle depending on which district/part of China one is in.
(there are many more stuff)
What I like about China
- Great opportunities available
- Great cultural and historical values
- Noodles and almond drink
- Hardworking and diligent nation
What I don't like about China
- the people can sometimes be overly competitive to the extent that they can be a very bad sport when they lose or go by wrong means to achieve what they want -> over eager to obtain good grades/results that they lose certain good values within a human
(e.g. a couple of China badminton players played against 2 Indonesian players during the Olympics 2008 Badminton doubles semi finals displayed very bad attitude on screen.)
- some China students can speak too loudly or not being as considerate when being with others.
What I wish for China
- to open up more at a global level rather than keeping it too close. it's for the better of China.
What do I think when someone speaks Chinese:
- they are speaking their mother language, that's just about it
- I would think "I can understand what you are talking about", especially when they are talking bad behind people's back lol
- they would be very happy if they meet someone who can speak Mandarin/Chinese
I think some of them are really good looking. I use to have a Chinese best friend named Xioa Yin Wang. Also my Japanese girlfriend had a Chinese boyfriend. I also watch a lot of Chinese Drama like Meteor Garden and Autumn love.
What type of Chinese? Cantanese or Mandarin? Either way its really hard for me to understand, but I really like their food Yum. And they are really good at ice skating and gymnastics its awesome. I also like Chinese new year its so much cooler than the American version. However I disagree with their politics.
I don't know really anything about China or its culture. I'm sure it is a neat place...You did ask about what I think when I hear Chinese People talk...WEEEELLLL... Honestly I laugh and think it is the funniest sounding thing I have ever heard! Their decibels are all over the place!...Oh and I LOVE their food! Its really healthy too!
I would think "COOL!" because I am very much interested in Asian culture, not to mention people. I dream of a day where I can leave this country and travel around Asia...I already know some Japanese, I need to learn some Chinese now >_<
Im really interested in different cultures and want to travel, so I would be very keen to talk to you, and find out about you as a person, I also think its a great skill to be able to speak another language
Sometimes I kindof wish America had the same ingenuity and work ethic that China has. Then again, China is a primarily Communist regime, so they function largely on slave labour. At the same time, they have some of the most brilliant engineering minds. So, it's hard to really know how to feel about China.
The Chinese people though are awesome. Chinese astrology, for example, is fascinating. And Americanized Chinese food is freaking awesome as well...
I think we should slap a massive tariff on all Chinese made products until they adopt western Environmental, Workplace Safety and Compensatory Standards. Shipping our manufacturing base off to China has crippled the American economy.
China is the greatest nation the world has ever seen. In about 10 years it will be THE superpower. I'm going to start learning Chinese in a few years, after I learn Spanish :P
Mandarin, Wu, Cantonese, Min, Jin, Xiang, Hakka, or Gan? There is no "Chinese" to be spoken. So which dialect? I think in general these dialects are not so soft, but I do not dislike them, but of the Asian languages Japanese is my favorite to listen to. If someone said they were Chinese I would first ask if they were born in China or it is just their genetic heritage, then I would ask which part of China if that is where they were born. I bear no grudge against Chinese people, but I don't not agree with a number of obscurities there such as treatment of animals, lack of good treatment for its people and tragedies that have/still occur there, but I was most up lifted when I heard a recent news report about a 19 year old woman that saved a 16 year old boy from commiting suicide. She and he were strangers yet she preteneded to be his girlfriend to get past authorities and kiss him causing him to be distracted and grabbed and pulled to safety by nearby authorities. Very cute story I think. Sorry for getting so off topic, just still fresh in my mind.
I think "There's someone who's such a product of indoctrination, that they don't even know it."
I'm sure that's not true, but it's my first instinctive thought.
The first chinese kid (he was a teen) I met outside of China, had never heard of the Tianamen Square massacre. That blew my mind. Later, I learned just how rigorously controlled the news and internet is, in China. So it didn't blow my mind as much, but it was still very disturbing.