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This generation of well-educated Chinese kids born in the late 80s / 90s seem a bit spoiled. Not in terms of studying — which they do well — but in terms of housework and independent living. Maybe  it’s because their parents went through hell. Then, when China developed, they spoiled their  kids — cooking, cleaning, holding their hands, doing everything so their precious single child could excel at school. It’s such a difference to where I grew up in the U.S. There, even the children of lawyers and doctors did chores, like mowing the lawn or shovelling snow,  or took… Read more »

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hahahahahahaa I know EXACTLY what you’re talking about! I just graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and I gotta tell ya, ‘This means that while I officially live in Hong Kong I actually live in mainland China’ really strikes a chord. Most of the hall residents in NUS are mainland Chinese (only undergrads are allowed to stay in halls, and I’m Malaysian), and to say that you’re a sparkly clean freak is probably an overstatement from what I’ve seen over here. But I’m lucky in that Msian & Singaporean cultures are pretty much the same, so I’ve had a fun… Read more »

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Chinese female students in Beijing are super organized and clean so are their South Korean female counterparts. Japanese boys and girls not so much.

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Hi there, I read your post and felt half amused and half worried. I want to point out that the pictures you used are also widely spread in Chinese social network and are mainly used for jokes. My point is there is some problems but not as freeky as the picture might imply.

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