China – Beijin, Xi’an, Suzhou and Shanghai

From: http://kellygrainger.wordpress.com/asia/china/ …as for the over-populated and crowded cities, you’ll cope just fine if you forget about what you feel is common courtesy and just get moving.

Don’t give ladies,children or seniors right of way. They’ll crush you. Dont wait to hold doors open for them, dont wait for them to exit a subway car before you get on, and dont be concerned about bumping, rubbing shoulders or cutting people off. Westerners might consider this stuff rude, but the Chinese don’t. What’s rude is holding everyone up.

When commuting on foot, its normal to have someones toes at your heels as you walk, and its normal to be made into a Chinese sandwich on a bus. If you dont like being touched, bumped or congested with strangers then dont go to China…

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