23 Aug 2018

Potential Culture Shock Issues for Foreigners in China

Personal space

China: over 1.4 billion people in China and over 177 cities have a more than one million people.

With so many people, your personal space is much smaller than in US or Europe. Don’t be surprised if you are pushed and bumped into several times per day.

On buses, waiting a taxi, boarding subways, can all be stressful experiences. Everyone for oneself!During morning and evening rushes on public transportation, if you don’t push, you won’t get anywhere. It is not disrespect. It is survival!