负荆请罪fù jīng qǐng zuì Admit a fault and offer an apology
请问你叫什么qǐng wèn nǐ jiào shén me What is your name? 请座qǐng zuò Please sit down 请给我们些饺子qǐng gěi wǒ ménxiē jiǎo zǐ Please bring us some dumplings 请给我一双筷子qǐng gěi wǒ yī shuāng kuài zǐ Please bring me a pair of chopsticks
All about the customs and traditions that you should know before traveling to China. A respect for age old traditions will impress your hosts who will appreciate your efforts to embrace the culture. Learning about 'face', 'guanxi' and general etiquette will make everyone feel more relaxed.
The cultivation of rice for food has been carried out in China for the last 10,000 years. Over this time about 50,000 different varieties have been bred selectively for every possible soil and climate type. Recently it has proved cheaper to import rice rather than grow it in China, so rather surprisingly China is a major importer of this staple food.
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