For Westerners, China is a mysterious far-away land that we know little about, except that it is the world’s fastest-growing economy and a place without which our iPhones would never work. An ancient culture with a rich past and exciting future, Chinese society is nevertheless one of contradictions, due to the country’s size, development speed and other social factors. This cares for numerous inexplicable situations that outsiders find difficult to comprehend, but are so entertaining, it’s difficult to look away. Here are 18 occurrences that may be considered everyday in China, but which perplex us immensely.
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