"FORWARD AND DIRECT" China Local Custom Tip by swesn

China Local Customs: 241 reviews and 248 photos

If you speak Mandarin, the locals are delighted to be able to communicate with you. However, they can be very direct. They will always probe about your marital status and even, your salary. In many cultures, asking salary is a taboo. But here in China, if you earn a lot of money, according to one guy as he had explained to me, they will respect you for it. So, do not take it badly, just get used to it.

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  • Written May 20, 2003
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