Falcon wrote:xiongmao wrote:So few foreigners in China it's not going to make a difference. But of course the Chinese love to blame foreigners (especially the Japanese) for every ill in their society.
Very true! The Chinese have always had very imperialistic attitudes throughout history, even today.
Also, quite unfortunately, the average male in China is a middle-aged guy from the countryside who does the 3 S's: smoking, spitting, squatting (very crass habits, especially in urban coastal China). Not bashing all Chinese men in general of course, as I happen to be of Chinese descent myself, but months and months of travel in China confirm that this is the norm. Xiongmao, Everdred, and I really impressed a lady from Hangzhou by simply NOT being one of those guys.
Mainland Chinese men also dress very poorly. I can understand not having money to wear fancy clothes but it's not expensive to wear clothes that look good and are appropriately sized. I saw a lot of Chinese men wearing loose fitting cheap suits, very ugly pants, mismatched colors, and many had dopey haircuts.