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Last week, I mentioned that I had received 20 questions from some American students in Texas. I will interrupt my personal answers to the many questions submitted previously to create this opportunity for everyone to participate. (I will continue to publish my own answers in the future.)
For this week, I invite any readers – especially Chinese students in middle school and universities – to write directly to your American counterparts by responding to these twenty question. I understand that Chinese students may not be able to compare their classrooms and study life with American students’. Chinese students they don’t know about American classrooms and study life, just as American students don’t know about China. But, imagine you were meeting someone in person – say, at an airport – and take this as the beginning question of a conversation.
It is very simple to leave your message. At the bottom of this article, click on the comments box to type in your answer.
Please make your reply like this:
- A) The question number (or copy-and-paste the question to your reply).
- B) Next, you can make this a more personal conversation by giving your name (Chinese or English name), city, and school.
- C) Then, leave your response or further questions.
Later, anyone can add additional comments to any of the responses by clicking “reply” below the comment.
During the week, you can check back anytime to see if there have been other further responses to your message and, if you wish, you can click “reply” to answer the replies.
And, as before, everyone who participates in this online blog event gets a free copy of my $6.99 ebook, China Bound.
If you missed them last week, here are the 20 questions from Texas:
- Why do the fast food restaurants have different menus at different locations around the world? For example, are the menu items different in China than in the USA?
- How is life different in China than in the USA?
- Is the air pollution where you live as bad as we have read it is?
- Is there anything that schools in China do that we don’t do in the schools in the USA?
- How does it feel to live in a communist society after living in a democratic one? (THIS QUESTION IS MOSTLY FOR RANDY BUT ANYONE CAN ANSWER IT WITH THEIR OWN OPINION.)
- Do the teenage girls in China wear as much make up as the girls in the USA?
- What is the most common pet to have in China?
- How does China’s education system differ from ours in the USA?
- Beyond Mandarin Chinese, what is the second most spoken language where you live?
- Is writing in Chinese difficult?
- Do the Chinese celebrate different holidays than we do?
- Is there more political conflict in China or less than in the USA?
- Is technology cheaper in China since so many of the goods were made there?
- Do people eat dog meat in China?
- Do the Chinese students have very much homework?
- Are cats eaten in China, as well?
- What hobbies do teenagers have?
- What is trending in China?
- When you reach a certain age, do you have to serve in the Chinese military?
- There are a lot of products made in China. With so much to make, would you say that they are low quality products?