Chinese and Western Greetings Embody the Cultural Differences

Chinese and Western Greetings Embody the Cultural Differences

In daily greetings, most Chinese people use: “have you eaten yet?” “Where?” “What are you doing?” “To work? “Off duty? “To the street?” “Back? Wait a moment, ask a question specific, variety, form is flexible, not stick to one pattern, basically be the specific circumstance that when meeting and decide. This reflects a sense of kinship between people. But to a westerner, this greeting can be sudden, awkward, and even unpleasant, because they interpret it as a “grilling,” a feeling that they are being asked about their personal life. In the west, the greeting is simply “Hello” or divided by time, “good morning!” “Good afternoon! “Good evening! Just do it. The most commonly used greetings in the west fall into two categories: first, about the weather. As the English say when they meet, “it is a fine day today!” This is because of the influence of the British westerlies all year round. The warm currents from the Atlantic make the weather unpredictable, even the weather forecast is not accurate, so people are most concerned about the weather. Second, talk about the latest situation. But only in general, no privacy involved, can say: “how are you? Always say “nice to meet you” when you first meet someone.

As a matter of fact, with the development of The Times, most of the postscript languages in modern Chinese have deviated from the characteristics of showing concern for people and paying attention to concrete and practical matters in the early stage of their generation. When people meet to say these greetings, in fact, do not ask the other side to give a clear answer, even if the other side irrelevant answer will not care, as long as the message sent by the other side know, even if the purpose of greeting and politeness. But friends from english-speaking countries often have misunderstandings. For example, misunderstanding “have you eaten” means that the other party wants to invite him to dinner, and misunderstanding “where are you going” means that the other party is asking for and interfering with his freedom of movement, etc. Some foreign friends think that since you have already seen people “back”, “to work”, “busy”, but also ask, this is not redundant? Obviously, they equate a dummy greeting with a literal, substantive inquiry. In fact, the greeting words “have you eaten” and “where are you going” in Chinese are the same as the greeting words “How are you?” in English. Its pragmatic function is no different. This shows that Chinese and English greetings are the same in terms of their functions and usage, but their cultural connotations and possible points are different. What is considered polite in one language may not be considered polite in another, and different ways of greeting are subject to different cultural norms.
In terms of content, Chinese greetings have a remarkable feature, that is, they often talk about the other person’s life, such as how old they are, what kind of work they do, how much they earn, whether they are married, how many children they have, how healthy they are and so on. Anglophone people, on the other hand, don’t talk about these topics, which has something to do with the cultural psychology of people not wanting to get involved in each other’s privacy. Many of the polite expressions of concern used in the Chinese culture are perceived in the west as “meddling in other people’s private affairs” or “giving orders”, so the listener is offended by the threat to his or her face. In the eyes of westerners, such greetings that ask about the direction of others’ actions and personal information are regarded as interference in others’ freedom of action. The listener will feel extremely disgusted and will not feel polite behavior at all. This difference is caused by different ways of thinking in the east and the west.

Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park Promoted to 5A Tourist Attractions

In 2016, Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park started to build a national 5A scenic spot. Scenic area overall closely around “concerted effort, full participation, to build the international well-known type 5 a level mountain scenic spots” that create the target, started the tourist service center, danxia square, ecological parking lot, viewing platform scale, tourism toilet, tour road, intelligence platform 15 tourism supporting service facilities such as construction projects. Complete the tourist service center construction area of 180000 square meters, 210000 square meters of danxia square and ecological parking lot, anticorrosive wood eco-tour trails of 8393 square meters, 18703 square meters of viewing platform, 3 commercial shopping district, 1 smart scenic spot operation management center and real-name ticket booking system, the purchase of environmentally friendly tourism bus 40 vehicles, replace the tour bus 14 units, scenic area has reached 95 operating vehicles now. Positive response to a call for a “toilet revolution”, investment 7 million yuan, according to the matching with the characteristics of landscape scenic spot, with the surrounding environment coordination principle, successively scenic spot in the parking lot, tourist service center, the viewing platform, there are 11 new high standard tourism toilet set 6 third toilet seat, according to AAA set up standard of scenic tourism toilet toilet cleaning requirements, are equipped with a one-time health cushion, hand sanitizer, such as cleaning service, do the humanized service, perfecting tourism service system.

One thousand and two hundred days of wind and rain, the service quality of the scenic spot continues to improve

Service quality is the lifeline of tourism development. In the process of its establishment, zhangye colorful danxia scenic spot has always been guided by “quality tourism” and aimed at “tourists’ satisfaction”. Whatever is provided to visitors must be safe and healthy; All visitors to see the scenic spot staff must be warm and polite; All the scenic spots to provide services must be perfect “quality policy, efforts to increase the comprehensive improvement of the tourism market, creating a healthy, harmonious and orderly tourism market environment. Always practice “put yourself in others’ shoes and treat guests sincerely; Online booking a ticket through the tour of the satisfaction of the service; Maternal and child space service special love service; Colorful danxia dazzle colorful Chinese read heart service; Multi-language explanation of the transfer of popular science warm heart service; Peace of mind service for human and vehicle diversion hotspot monitoring; Network covered pavilion blessing comfort service; Be diligent in communicating tourists’ satisfactory intimate service; Resolve emotional complaints for zero patient service; Respect the old love the young heart blend of enthusiastic service “standard. Carry out the theme service activities of “everyone is a security officer, everyone is a geomorphic protection officer, everyone is a cleaner, everyone is a publicist”, “tourists ask me for thousands of times and I treat tourists as if they first met”, and the service quality of the scenic spot is constantly improving.

“The world’s top ten amazing geographical wonders”, “the seven most beautiful danxia in China”, “China rainbow mountain”, “cappadocia in the east”, “the best low-altitude tourism experience area”… This “grab an eye” net stick and the key word “exposure” out of the current zhangye colorful danxia “thermal value”. To create a national 5 a-class tourist scenic spot “gold-lettered signboard”, to build international tourist destination brand, zhang ye cities and counties (districts) two levels of government, zhang ye danxia scenic area management committee, group in gansu province and air travel, and zhang ye danxia culture tourism co., LTD., together with strengthen protection and construction of scenic spots, improve the functional facilities, standard management, optimize the tourism environment, make the danxia scenic area leading to effectively play a leading role, improve the core competitiveness, zhang ye danxia tourism brand has been recognized by domestic and overseas tourists generally and degree of visibility and reputation continued ascension of scenic spots, Brand influence continues to expand, the number of tourist reception “blowout” growth, from 380,000 in 2013 to 2.6 million in 2019 to achieve the “six consecutive jump”, the management mode has also changed from extensive to collectivized, large-scale. According to zhang ye colorful danxia scenic spot large data operations center, according to data from 2014 to 2019, tourists, respectively, 645400 people, 1.0793 million people, 1.4131 million people, 1.9218 million people, 2.3268 million people and 2.6 million people, rose 68.56%, 67.23%, 30.93%, 35.99%, 21.07% and 11.74%, the average annual growth rate of more than 40%, alkaline saline colorful danxia scenic spots have become the best scenic spots in gansu province growth.

The Differences Between Chinese and Western Marriage Customs

Marriage in China was arranged by family. “Behest of parents and proposals of matchmaker” decided everything about marriage. Usually the husband and the wife did not meet each other before getting married. The youths are not free when chose the lover in some places even today.

Marriage marks the beginning of complete independence from the parents. According to the English law, no one was allowed to get married under the age of sixteen. Marriage between the age of sixteen and eighteen must have the parents’ consent. But when the girl was over eighteen, she was free to choose her love. One’s willing was superior to anything.

Chinese men were superior to women in old people’s eyes. And women must comply with three obedience and four virtues. But man could have a wife and many concubines. In north of China in some places, husband and wife are still unequal.

The Bible says that husband should respect wife because both of them are blessed by God. And it emphasizes that the relations between husband and wife should include duty.

The main purpose of getting marriage in China is to continue the male offspring. In western countries, they are influenced deeply by religion, especially the Christianity. They think that it is the God who has created marriage. So they do not stress the blood relationship. They can remedy the defect of non-child by adopting other children.

Among all the religion by which people seek to worship, Christianity is by far the most influential in the west. Every phase of man’s life is touched by this religion, so much so that it has become part and parcel of western culture. British dominant religious belief is Christian faith; or rather the U.K. is a country of Christianity.

Bishop ordered marriage law as the fourth chapter in 1234. After issuing the law, it was carried on under the strong church control. In 1917, the marriage law referred: wedding ceremony should be held by priest or at least two witness; the willing should be true and not be forced.

Most Chinese people believes Buddhism which advocates “why and because relationship”. In this point of view, sky is the reason, and earth is the result; parents are the reason, and sons or daughters are the result; husband is the reason, and wife is the result.

Traditional Chinese traditional marriage custom was characterized by a distinctive patriarchal clan system. Marriage sometimes was a kind of ways to ally in political. The policy of cementing friendly relations through political marriages was a typical example in history. The traditional marriage custom was influenced deeply by Confucianism..

Western marriage custom is influenced deeply by religion, however, which emphasizes both men and women are God’s sons and daughters, so they are equal unlike Chinese who pay more attentions to boys. Western people consider girls are also the fruit of love.

The Comparison Between the Chinese Visiting Etiquette and Western Visiting Etiquette

Just as western countries, in China, if you want to visit somebody, you should make an appointment to make sure the time, the place and the number of people. In generally, the place is also determined by the host because china has a proverb: guest follows the host and show respect to host. But long time ago, people don’t make a notice or appointment in China, and if the host is not at home, he even should apologize to the guest. In a formal occasion, you’d better don’t let your children with you, maybe you can leave them at home. And also, the time you choose should be acceptable, and try your best to avoid the rest time or eating time. In America, Britain and other western countries, if you want to visit someone you should explain the purpose the time and the place. And after both sides agree, the appointment can be called successfully. And in most western countries, there are many ways to make an appointment, such as writing a letter, making a call or sending an email. If you don’t make an appointment before you visiting someone, there will lead to two results:

First, the host may receive you. It is the best result. In this situation, the visitor can’t stay too long; they should go home as soon as they finish the important thing. Second, the host may have something important to deal with, and he hasn’t time to welcome you. In this situation, you should be polite and hold a tactful tone.

Chinese has the tradition of hospitality and politeness. When the guest comes, whatever he or she is individual guest or not, the whole family will come out and make greeting to the guest. But there is an order, from older to younger. After the guest came home, hosts should find a sit to let the guest sit down, and then offered tea and cigarette. As we all know, drinking tea with guest is china’s traditional custom, but the host also offering all kinds of fruits to the guest. At this time, the guest should say some words to refuse such as “I don’t need it”, “it troubles you too much”. It is quite different in west in terms to welcoming the guest. When the host opens the door, he often says: “hello, glad to see you. Please come in.” When the guest comes in the house, he should take off the coat. At this time, the host should say: “shall I take your coat?” And if you ware a hat, you should take off it when you come in the house. After you sat, the host may ask you what kind of drinks do you want to have, and the guest often tell the host what he really want to have rather than refusing. You shouldn’t smoke if you don’t get the permit ion of the host in Western visit because it makes the host think you are impolite.

When the visiting comes to the end, the guest should make a farewell to the host. According to the British and American’s customs, the guest often says some words to suggest that he want to leave, such as:” I’ve got to be going now.” or “I’m afraid I must be going now.” At that time, the host will say: “can you stay any longer?” or “must you? It’s still early.” When the host persuades the visitor to stay again and again but the visitor insists on leaving, maybe the visitor really wants to leave. In this moment, the host should to see the visitor out. While in China, when the guest says that he must go, he would take actions right now unless the host said “don’t go” again and again. If the guest insists to go, the host can stand up after the guest stands up and persuade the guest to stay longer. If the guest sends you gifts, you should also send some small delicate gifts to him as a reward, and this custom both exists in west and China.

The Comparison Between Chinese and Western Festivals

“A holiday of a nation represents a glorious culture and concentrated customs of a nation.” To understand a nation’s cultural implications and its cultural characteristics, we must start with its traditional festivals. There exists great difference between Chinese and Western festivals due to their different languages, education, life styles and customs. The differences in their origin and shaping, celebration, food, banquet manners, color of festive dressing and the attitudes of accepting presents  contribute to the great differences of Chinese and Western festive cultures.

Western traditional festivals emphasize on interactivity, collectivity and extreme carnival, focusing on self and advocating free expressing of personality. While in China, we focus on family reunion and enjoy happy family relations. Here we set two examples as follows.

Spring Festival Vs New Year

In western nations, the New Year’s Day falls on January 1st in Gregorian calendar. On the night of December 31, particularly close to the late zero o’clock, tens of thousands of people gather in to pray sincerely and silently for the coming year’s countdown. When the bell sounds 12, suddenly, the beautiful music sound, people are singing happily and talking cheerfully, playing all night long. In China, the Spring Festival falls on January 1st in lunar calendar since Qin Dynasty. On the eve of Spring Festival, we get together to enjoy delicious food and cuisine, staying up for the coming New Year to bid farewell to the old year. The whole family will spend a beautiful night in the sound of firecrackers. The Spring Festival lasts until Lantern Festival. Spring cleaning, New Year gathering, firecrackers, lion dance are the popular customs during Spring Festival. Each of the two festivals has its strong points: The western New Year embodies fashion trend and modern life. While Chinese people attach great importance to dense national culture and traditional atmosphere to the Spring Festival; it has the glorious history and the unique beauty.

Qingming Festival Vs Halloween Day

In China, April in the lunar year is an important month for ghosts. In this month, the souls will be released from the Hades, and people will be organized to hold activities to entertain them with their hospitality for this rare “holidays”. Particularly on April 4th, Qingming festival, every family will prepare for rich offerings to sacrifice these good brothers who come from the nether world. There’re many other activities during the Qingming Festival, such as visiting their ancestors’ tombs, spring hiking and planting osier. Osier means indomitable vitality and can ward off bad luck at the same time. Visiting ancestors’ tombs in Qingming Festival can not only show their respect, what’s more, it shows people’s enthusiasm for life.

In the west, the similar festival is called Halloween day(Oct.11-Nov.7th). It is the third important festival next to Christmas and Thanksgiving Day. It is said that people should let the ghost see their satisfactory harvest and present abundant sacrifice to them. Both the bonfires and lights are not only to scare the ghosts away, but also to illuminate them back to the place where they come from. On this day, people can disguise themselves freely and make trouble to their heart’s content. On many public occasions and home compound, people lay out different kinds of decorations on the windows and doors, such as pumpkin lights, a scarecrow and even the skeleton. Every family will hold a dressing ball, and put on fruit and other crops on the table.

The Biggest Attraction of Travel Is “Snacks” in China

According to the survey, 85.87 percent of college students support tourism, 13.53 percent are neutral and 0.61 percent oppose it. “I am very fond of traveling, and I also support college students to travel more. Traveling can not only cultivate their temperament and make people happy, but also help them learn about the places of interest and historical interest around the world and enhance their knowledge.” Yang Yang, a junior student at fuzhou university, said he spends 80 percent of his holidays and holidays traveling each semester. Although traveling can be tiring, he is still passionate about traveling.

So, what is the key factor that restricts college students to travel? According to the survey, 98.02% of college students believe that money is the primary factor affecting tourism, followed by time and safety, with 83.59% and 62.61% respectively. In addition, 29.48 percent of the students chose their families and 15.35 percent chose their own psychological problems. Tickets, tickets, accommodation, etc., all need funds. If the place is far away, also consider the question of time. “Said zhang tong, a student at jinggangshan university. Wang xiao, a student at tianjin university of technology, said it would be difficult to travel if money was not enough.

According to the survey, choosing to travel with a few friends is the preferred way to travel, accounting for 77.66 percent of the survey results. “Family road trip”, “traveling alone” and “group tour” accounted for 9.88%, 7.29% and 5.17% respectively.

Liu ge, from the school of modern arts and sciences at shanxi normal university, said, “when traveling, I prefer to travel with a few friends. Usually two or three people go together, but even is the best.

What kind of scenic spots do college students prefer to visit when they travel? How much will it cost? According to the survey, 40.27 percent would choose scenic spots (natural landscapes), 31 percent would choose scenic towns, 18.69 percent would choose scenic spots (cultural landscapes) and 6.23 percent would choose foreign countries.

Wang Ming, a student from zhengzhou university, said he likes ancient towns with local customs. The local customs and practices of the ancient town are very simple, there are no tall buildings in the city, but give people a sense of “xanadu”.

To the tourist attractions, the main want to experience what content? According to the survey, 84.04 percent of college students chose to “experience local specialties”, while 76.29 percent and 72.04 percent chose famous local attractions and local customs.

Liu changxiao, a student from shandong vocational college of water resources, said he likes local snacks best when he travels. “Sometimes I bring back local snacks for my roommates.”

Wang heng, a counselor at hebei university, believes that travel is both the desire of college students and a special way of leisure. College students should travel more in their spare time, which is of great help to enhance their self-awareness and independence, and can also enhance the friendship between friends. Survey results show that most college students prefer to travel with friends, which not only solves the boredom of the trip, but also makes them closer to each other.

Old Shanghai Style Furniture, A Unique Combination of Craft and Industry

Old Shanghai style furniture refers to the eastern and western style furniture produced in Shanghai from 1843 to 1949. Shanghai archaize the image of furniture is a kind of Chinese and western goods. Among them: western furniture imported from Shanghai, modern furniture produced in Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s, and Atiq style furniture produced in Shanghai in the 1930s and 1940s.

Most of Shanghai, especially the area of the bund and xujiahu, was once the concession of Britain, America and France. As foreign managers built in these areas, more and more western goods were imported into the city. Furniture was one of the representatives. From 1910 to 1920, the new culture movement (around the time of the May 4th movement in 1919) arose. The movement calls on people to accept the advanced knowledge of western countries. The Chinese are gradually accepting western-style suites. Accompanying this tide, furniture market also produced revolution. Many shanghainese have become collectors of western furniture. In the absence of supporting facilities, a growing number of Chinese and western furniture makers are moving their factories to China, especially Shanghai. Also made in Shanghai, the furniture is still western style to meet people’s preferences.

And in 20 centuries 30 time, Chinese tradition furniture also accepted western-style furniture gradually. The upper classes liked to make furniture out of mahogany. Chinese traditional furniture craftsmen use the characteristics of western furniture to improve the structure of Chinese traditional furniture. Under this kind of improvement, Shanghai classic furniture arises at the historic moment.

Shanghai furniture in the use of the city’s unique resources at the same time, followed the pattern of the combination of the two. The ancestral art of Chinese wood carving was used to create modern works after the art deco design. Because labor is cheap and plentiful, Shanghai’s furniture is the same as France’s, but with less precious materials and made on the big schale. In furniture decoration, wood carvings replace precious wood inlays, creating highly modern and affordable decorative works. The result is a unique combination of craft and industry.

As a symbol of modernization, shanghai-style furniture was widely adopted by the rapidly developing Shanghai upper-middle class in the 1920s and early 1930s. They follow the art deco movement in style, but often adapt to local traditions. The best example is a pair of seats separated by a tea table or a unique Chinese mahjong table. Like traditional Chinese furniture, they are more decorative than practical.

In Shanghai, such as radios, electric fans and other items related to Shanghai furniture can be seen everywhere. In a city obsessed with modernity, shanghai-style furniture is almost mainstream. The styles faded in the 1950s, but Shanghai residents kept them for a long time because of a lack of replacements. There are many new choices in the 1990s, and these old clothes are often discarded and replaced with new and shiny ones. They are now often used by Shanghai designers to create a sense of old Shanghai indoors.

China’s Ice and Snow Tourism Revenue is About 386 Billion Yuan

It’s snowing season again in winter. As Beijing winter Olympic Games entered the countdown, to a snow and ice tourism, has quietly become a popular choice from the weathervane. Recently, the China tourism academy (data center of the ministry of culture and tourism) released the China snow and ice tourism development report 2020, which estimated that during the 2018-2019 snow and ice season, the number of snow and ice tourists in China has reached 224 million and the revenue of snow and ice tourism is about 386 billion yuan.

As a new type of leisure consumption, ice and snow tourism has become a new engine of tourism consumption. Hangzhou people not only go to the northeast to play with snow, but also like to find ice to play with snow. Some insiders also said that, compared with the rapidly growing consumer demand, the number of well-known IP and tourist destinations of ice and snow tourism is not enough, and the form tends to be homogeneous. Moreover, for such high-risk tourism projects, the supporting product system is not yet perfect. These core questions are worth pondering in the current heat of ice and snow tourism.

Through hulunbuir steppe, close contact with reindeer in the alshan deer village, and then all the way north to the North Pole village… During the recent New Year’s day holiday, he jin, a young man from hangzhou, took a special annual leave and went to Harbin with his friends for a “year of ice and snow”. “Maybe it’s because I’ve lived in the south since I was young. I’m always excited when it comes to snow in winter.

In fact, there are many hangzhou consumers like he jin. Several otas have told reporters that although themed tourism products such as snow and ice tourism are still new things at present, the rapidly expanding consumer demand has also made the supply side constantly take on new characteristics.

According to ctrip join the swim team and freedom tour booking data, in November 2019 to January 2020, Harbin, hering snow still is a traditional high popularity of ice and snow tourist destination, the local ice and snow tourist routes and tourism products after years of building, has formed a relatively mature system, which has become a popular choice of similar products, but at the same time, the Lhasa in Tibet, nyingchi winter snow has become a new choice for tourists. “Different from previous years, tourists will pay more attention to the ice and snow routes in xinjiang, Tibet and hubei in 2020.” “Said peng liang, chief researcher of ctrip’s big data lab.

Data from lvmama also showed that the number of bookings for ice and snow tourism products in December 2019 increased by 47.9 percent compared with the same period of the previous year. Among the surrounding tour products, the ice and snow parks in wuxi, yangzhou, shaoxing and other places allow hangzhou tourists to experience the fun of ice and snow in close proximity. In terms of outbound tourism, the Alps in Europe, Hokkaido in Japan, Quebec in Canada, Oregon and Montana in the United States are all favored by hangzhou tourists.” Donkey mother related officials said.

He jin’s first impression is that there are more professional ski resorts and skating rinks in hangzhou. “Snow and ice activities are heating up in hangzhou, and I feel that playing with snow is not only for northerners.”

In addition to outdoor ski resorts such as daming mountain and jiangnan tianchi, there are more and more places for people in hangzhou to play with snow in recent years. According to the data from tianyan, there are 14 enterprises whose business scope includes “skiing” in operation, existing and emigrated in hangzhou, among which 4 new enterprises will be added in 2019, 1 enterprise whose business scope includes “indoor skiing”, and 4 enterprises whose business scope includes “skating”. By last July, nine ice rinks had been built in zhejiang, and seven in hangzhou, one in ningbo and one in quzhou were all in shopping malls.

“Driven by the Olympic snow and ice fever, the northern tourism destinations have obvious advantages in snow and ice sightseeing and professional skiing leisure. Meanwhile, the southern cities have gradually established their advantages in snow entertainment and leisure, and the market pattern is increasingly clear.” Peng liang told reporters. At the same time, the report also pointed out that the south pays more attention to the strong consumption capacity of the local market and the consumption rule of tourist areas, and has attracted many tourists to experience ice and snow in short distance by building large ice and snow commercial complexes and mountain skiing facilities.

China Post, How to Mail Big Luggage Home

Traveling in China is an experience you won’t soon forget. Of course, you can also buy more souvenirs to make the experience fresh in your mind. But what do you do when your eye for a bargain is out of reach for your luggage? This article will help you decide how to transfer all your Chinese memories home in the simplest and most economical way.

Generally speaking, most international airlines have a 50-pound weight limit for checked baggage (23 kilograms in economy class).

Travelers should buy a mini scale or check to see if your hotel offers a weighing service to make sure your weight is within limits. If you find that your luggage exceeds the limit set by the airline, you can choose to check more than one bag.

If you plan to check in a second (or more) bag, you may have to pay between $35 and $100, depending on your flight, airline and other factors.

For example, the excess baggage charge is usually 1.5% of the economy fare per kilogram. You also run the risk of breaking fragile items on your flight.

While there are ways to ensure and protect your luggage, some items may be irreplaceable. If you think that excess baggage can be a problem for you when you get home, you’d better read through the basics to help you plan your strategy.

Passengers are also encouraged to familiarize themselves with Chinese customs regulations to avoid unfortunate incidents at airports.

There are several ways to check excess baggage home. While these options can be expensive, they are often touted as the safest and most reliable way to move your important projects.

China post is considered the most cost-effective and streamlined mode of transportation.China post is the official postal agency in China. Like the U.S. postal service, they ship both domestically and internationally. You’ll want to browse their website to learn the rules and fees that apply to your unique situation. They provide air and surface transportation.

Air freight is the fastest and usually takes 7 to 15 working days, depending on the final destination and size. The Surface is a cheaper, slightly slower option. For international transport, this means that your packages will be shipped by sea and may take 40 to 70 working days to arrive.

China post’s parcels are divided into small parcels and large parcels. Small packages are suitable for goods weighing less than 4.4 LBS (2 kg). A large package can weigh up to 66 pounds (30 kilograms).right now unless the host said “don’t go” again and again. If the guest insists to go, the host can stand up after the guest stands up and persuade the guest to stay longer. If the guest sends you gifts, you should also send some small delicate gifts to him as a reward, and this custom both exists in west and China.

A Comparison Between Chinese Etiquette and the Western Etiquette

Since different countries have different histories and cultures, there are a lot of differences in the habit of conducts and the ceremony, especially between China and the West, the jokes and the mistakes caused by misunderstanding is not unusual. This shows that the understanding of the different etiquettes between Chinese and  the Westerners is absolutely necessary. In the office, to understand each other’s customer will be conductive to the exchanges between the countries. A person who understands others’ rituals and folk customs can be seen as respecting for others and can be easier to make a good impression on the other side. Along with the constant development of Chinese culture and the Western culture, Chinese ritual and the Western ritual are fusions. The Westerners have accepted the reasonable factors in Chinese culture and other important feelings. Chinese people have gradually accepted the advanced civilization of the Western culture and etiquette style. However, in real life, the etiquette’s impact due to cultural differences between China and the West still exists. The paper explores the differences between Chinese etiquette and the Western etiquette to make Chinese communicate with the Westerners more easily.

The Impact of Different Modes of Social Interaction on Etiquette Chinese cultures and the Western cultures have attached great importance to interpersonal relationship. However, they were clearly different in exchanging ideas. Chinese are very warm and hospitable, which contained in relationships, being notseemed to be preserved. It is granted to understand the age, occupation, income, marital status, children and other issues with each other. The Westerners will generally not do like that. Chinese will ask the price of goods which is bought by others directly. In the eyes of Chinese people, the price is only for items or rank. It is said the quality of goods. In Westerners’ eyes, if you do the same thing, it may be regarded as the inquiry of other’s economic conditions. It is also the privacy of the Westerners which should not be asked directly. If you want to know the price in details, you can only tactfully praise the achievement of the goods. Under such circumstances, the Westerners will tell you if it is cheap or expensive in general, but they normally do not tell you the price. Chinese prefer to ask “where are you going?” when they meet others. This is just a form of calling in China. And if it happens in the United States, it might make the other feel embarrassed, because it belongs to other’s privacy you should not interfere in. In addition, the distance of the interaction between people can be divided into four types. There are close distance, individual distance, social distance and public distance. Chinese people’s kind relatively belongs to close distance. We often see two Chinese girls walking on the street arm-in-arm which is rare to see in the West. The Westerners think that the Chinese are too close. On the contrary, the Chinese feel that the Westerners are very cold, arrogant, distant with others, and unfriendly. If Chinese people find that there is a thrum in other’s clothes, they will naturally pick it off. It is a bad behavior in the eyes of the Westerners. When Chinese meet a friend who wears very pretty clothes, he will stroke the clothes before asking price or texture. The Westerners will not do like that but directly praise his friends and his beautiful clothes.