Its been quite a while since the last time i wrote here. Time flies. It’s a pretty robotic life we have right here, if you think about it. Well before i get any more philosophical, i wanted to write about a country i have been visiting for some time now. China.
I have tried to write something about China last year but i was thought let me get the full experience and get to know more about the culture before writing. So i did.
I have been to China quite a lot recently, mainly because a couple of shareholders from our company are from China.
There are so many good things from China and Chinese that i wouldn’t even start listing. But one thing that amazed me the most was the culture. I think Chinese culture resembles a lot like Indian Culture but the only difference is that Indian Culture is fading and Indians are a lot more westernized now. However, China maintains its culture and their tradition. Mauritius’ culture leans more towards Indian culture for the obvious reason that we have more Hindus here. Chinese people show the respect from talking, eating, drinking i mean from every single level. A younger person will always bow to the senior person while talking, the elder eats whatever comes at the table first, the younger person’s glass is always lower than the elder person when they cheer before drinking. The list goes on and on. It is the little things in the daily life that shows the respect.
However, the courtesy while driving is non-existent, the friendliness that people show is general at public places is absent and people to treat the each other by their status, cast or appearance.
I remember, last month i was in a very warm Beijing. So as usual, i was flying from one province to another and was at the airport. You know how airports are usually a place, where you have different languages notices or signs. Well in most airports in China, they have it only in Mandarin. So it took me a good 20 minutes to find my gate to the plane. Forget about asking for direction from people in general, because no a single one will help.
The world’s economy depends on china and personally i bet China is the Superpower. The one and only. Why? Because Chinese have that pride in themselves. Which is exactly what Americans think. But with Americans, they tend to have different perceptions like different of opinions. Whereas in China, they follow their President, Xi Jinping. They also call him the Ruler of China.
You think North Korea was led by dictatorship..
This is what draws the line. Other superpowers have a whole team with the president to lead their country. China has the one. Whatever he says is right.
No matter what we might think, China is the country of the future, like it or not.