Being a Guest in China

When traveling to China, it is important to know that foreigners, waibin, are considered honored guests and friends by the Chinese people. The Chinese are taught from a young age to treat guests well, especially foreign guests. In the city, if you need help, you should be able to find someone that can speak English quite easily. All students in China begin learning English in elementary school. However, in order to truly understand the intricacies of Chinese culture and customs, it is important to attempt to learn Mandarin.

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