This is an article about the differences between Chinese relationships and American relationships… and as a Chinese-American, one who has the ability to experience both worlds in entirely new lights, this seems to hit the nail on the head. To summarize, Americans manage to have a lot of acquaintances, treat everybody with a great deal of respect, but their actions often times do not go as far as their words do. Chinese people, on the other hand, have a small group of friends, treat strangers quite rudely, but once you’re into the inner circle, you are showered with kindness and sincere love.
There is, I do not believe, a right culture or a better one.. there are just all sorts of cultures with their pros and their cons. It’s a fascinating read and it does make me quite proud to be both Chinese and American.