It’s very common to have a misconception about places or countries between people. Recently i heard some similar stories about china also. Actually China is a place having so many myths among travelers.
The ideas associated with Chinese martial arts, the religious believes and world war have a significant role in the culture formation of China.
What you are thinking or experienced about China may not be the right revelation. To your better knowledge, here i am sharing my understandings and findings about China.
All of them are not masters in martial arts
Some people are thinking in such a way that all Chinese people are masters in all martial arts. No, they don’t master Kung Fu like Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan or Kung Fu Panda.
The genesis of Chinese martial arts has been attributed to the need for self-defense, hunting techniques and military training in ancient China.
So it’s not good to assume that all Chinese people are fighting monks.
They won’t eat every parts of every animal
You need to believe this point. They won’t eat every kind of animals and their parts.Europeans thinks that Chinese consume anything that runs, walks, crawls on the ground, flies in the sky or swims in the water.
Of course, it’s been just as hard for Chinese people to understand why Europeans haven’t eaten all the delicious hairy fresh-water crabs crawling around.
The introduction of the Buddhism into their country banned the meat and sometimes even the sea food. But after 1872, the Japanese emperor encouraged people to eat meat again, because officials had come to believe it was meat that made Westerners strong and smart.
You will see people having dogs,cats,frogs and even snakes in china, but that doesn’t mean that all Chinese people will eat all animals and their parts.
Chinese can have more than one baby
The one-child policy, a part of the family planning policy, was a population planning policy of China.
It was introduced between 1978 and 1980 and began to be formally phased out in 2015. The policy allowed many exceptions and ethnic minorities were exempt.
In 2007, 36% of China’s population was subject to a strict one-child restriction, with an additional 53% being allowed to have a second child if the first child was a girl. The “one-child policy” was more effective in cities.
Now, Chinese can have more than one baby.
China is not uncivilized as you think
China is not as poor and uncivilized as you think. If your first China destination is Shanghai, Beijing or Guangzhou, you will be amazed.
China is not as rich as you think.There is another “poor China” in the rural west.
Chinese do not speak one single language of Chinese. Mandarin is mainly used to communicate with people from other parts of China.
Mandarin and Cantonese, although they are often referred to as individual languages, are each technically classified as a dialect of the Modern Standard Chinese language, commonly known as Guoyo or Putonghua.
The difference between Min Nan and Mandarin is much more than that between English and German.
Communism of China
China is no longer a communist country. Ostensibly it is, but it is not the fact. Marxism-Leninism ideology is used for brainwashing from primary school to university.
But most of people do not believes in it, even the members of Communist Party itself.The number of China Communist Party members is 85 million in 2012 which is more than Germany’s population.
If you browse China’s twitter (Weibo), you may have the illusion that there will be a revolution in China tomorrow, then you go to visit the downtown in any city and conclude that the China Communist Party will continue to control the country for the next few decades at least.
Foreigners are generally well treated in China. You may expect frequent uncomfortable staring if visiting rural places and do not have east Asian face.