Top 10 Misconceptions About China

So people, mostly Americans, like to think stuff without actually knowing it or jumping to conclusion. For example, Americans think that all Black people are criminals, and that all White neighborhoods are crime free, but actually that ain't true. Anyways, this list was created from real life experience living in China.

The Top Ten

1 All Chinese people eat dog

My family is Chinese and we absolutely do not eat dogs

This is what 99.9% of all ignorant uneducated Americans think, but in realty a lot of Chinese people think it is disgusting eating dogs and there are many Chinese organizations against eating dog (Chinese PETA). The only people who really eat dogs are from small cities and villages. - RichHomelessGreedyMan

2 Chinese people are afraid of the government

Actually Chinese people don't really give a damn about the government and break the laws all the time, this includes openly talking about how much they don't like a particular government law without looking left or right for the police. - RichHomelessGreedyMan

3 Chinese people are brainwashed and have no idea about the outside world

China actually has a lot of American, British, and other Western shops and restaurants. You see giant billboards of Western idols like Michael Jackson and even Metallica. They know what is happening around the world. Modern day China is not North Korea, but 1960's China was similar to North Korea. - RichHomelessGreedyMan

4 Chinese people love communism

This is false, there are a lot of Chinese who want the country to be a democratic, but according to the Chinese government, China is way too big and has too many people, and going democratic may cause more harm than good. They need to have one government to control that many people. - RichHomelessGreedyMan

5 Chinese people hate America and want to start a war

Actually Chinese people do like Americans (as long as you are not one of "those people" who go to a different country and think you can do whatever you want because you are from America (Logan Paul)) and they will be friendly towards you. Chinese college students actually have a lot of foreign friends and want to study abroad. - RichHomelessGreedyMan

6 China is not high-tech and everything is old

This is the exact opposite of my impression of China. In fact, this is the first time I've heard of this idea. - PositronWildhawk

Big cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen are really high tech and almost at the same level as S.Korea and Japan. Those cities are more high-tech than most American cities. Hong Kong (China's special region) is very similar to Tokyo and New York in terms of business and tech. - RichHomelessGreedyMan

7 China does not like American culture

Once again this is false. Most of the popular stuff here like movies, books, and music are all famous there as well. If it is famous in America. then there is a good chance it is famous there too. - RichHomelessGreedyMan

8 Chinese people do not like heavy metal

I have never heard anyone say this.Is heavy metal popular in China? - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

China has a big heavy metal scene focused on Death Metal, Black Metal, Doom Metal, and everything else. Metallica, Korn, Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Slipknot, and many other heavy metal bands have their own following in China. China also has many death metal bands that are pretty good. v=k9GKsKMHUZ0 - RichHomelessGreedyMan

9 China is a dangerous country

Small rural area might be dangerous if you are there alone, but big cities like Shenzhen and Shanghai are extremely safe, way safer than any city in America. A city like Hong Kong is safer at 2:00 AM than Dallas Texas at 12:00 PM. There are cameras and guards everywhere, and you can always go up to them for help if anything happens. The biggest crime in China for foreigners is scams (guy pretends to be deaf to get money from you, girls will trick single White guys into buying them lunch with the hope of having some sort of gangbang, but the girls will sneak out of the restaurant, leaving the White guy with the bill) and fake money. You really have to watch out for fake money, and try to give exact change to taxi drivers. Restaurant are usually good about it. - RichHomelessGreedyMan

10 Chinese people are shy

Chinese people will actually talk to you first (as opposed to Japanese people who will not talk to you until you engage them first, even if they want to talk to you) and start the conversation. Chinese people will offer help and for the most part they will try to lead you to someone who can help you out. In big cities, you will find many people who speak English. - RichHomelessGreedyMan

I once visited China and God! Communacting with Chinese was such a pain because eberywhere I went no one wanted to or could speak English and nobody helped me with communication.

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