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Has Asian dating brought you to China? How to follow the laws

Are you doing a little Asian dating?  If so, your experiences may bring you to China at some point, which can be very exciting!  However, if you’re planning on traveling to China, it is important that you understand that the laws in China can be very different from those in the West.

Visiting China

So, when Asian dating brings Westerners over to China it is important to stay well-behaved – this means following the rules you do know and remaining respectful as well as using your common sense.  But, there are some things to keep in mind as well:

  • Register your place of residence immediately.  This can be a hassle, but it is essential.  You are required to register where you are staying within 24 hours.  When staying in a hotel, this is usually done for you, but if you are staying with friends or relatives, the onus is on you.
  • Always have your passport with you.  This may be hard to do, especially if you are doing something in which it could get lost or ruined, but it is essential.  Make a few photocopies of it and keep the real thing in the hotel safe.  You may or may not ever be asked to show your ID, but if you do, it is better to be safe than sorry!
  • Make sure your visa doesn’t expire.  There can be huge financial repercussions if your visa expires or you might be held indefinitely in a foreigner center, which is much like a jail.  If your visa is set to expire, renew it right away.  If it does expire, head to the nearest visa office and explain the situation as quickly as possible.
  • Be wary of outdated laws.  When laws become outdated they aren’t repealed like in the West – they stay on the books and are simply ignored.  However, this means they can be enforced anytime, so be careful.  One in particular: restricted hotels.  Sometimes, foreigners are not permitted to stay in some hotels, but usually larger establishments in city centers are properly permitted.

Just remember, stay on your best behavior and you’ll do just fine!

Chinese dating at the Shoton Festival

Setting up an online Chinese dating profile can be a lot of fun, but what happens once you’ve been communicating with someone special who is half a world away?  Often, online dating relationships lead to meeting in person, and that might involve some level of international travel.

Shoton Festival

If you’ve already planned your trip to China for August, the Shoton Festival might be a lovely way to spend some of your time there.  The festival, which takes place on August 26th this year, is held annually in Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region.  The summer is a great time to visit the region thanks to the good weather, but it is important to plan ahead since this also happens to be the peak travel season.

The Shoton Festival dates back to the 11th century and was strictly religious until the 17th century.  This transition happened when the Great 5th Dalai Lama incorporated Tibetan opera into the festivities, making it more accessible to everyone.  It consists of three different parts: the Great Buddha Display, the Tibetan Opera Show, and the Horsemanship and Yak Race.  The festival is rooted in tradition and history, and it is a great spectacle for visitors.

If online Chinese dating or just a hunger to experience a different culture brings you to China in the summer months, it is highly recommended that you set some time aside to also visit Tibet and experience this grand event.

Dating single Asian women? Tips for traveling in China

Dating single Asian women can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it is important to understand their culture.  When traveling to China to meet your lady love for the first time, there are some things that you should keep in mind to avoid uncomfortable situations.

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Here’s how to make a really good impression on single Asian women in China.

  • Compliments.  It is important to be as humble and polite as possible in China, so if you are given a compliment, keep this in mind.  A good rule of thumb is to simply feign humility, even if you don’t really feel it.
  • Saving face.  Don’t ever publicly humiliate anyone in China.  In fact, you should always compliment someone and give credit when it is due.  Graciousness is highly respected.
  • Suppress the anger.  Public displays of anger are frowned upon in China and cause many people to feel uncomfortable.  The Chinese culture highly regards group harmony, so it is important to be polite and cope privately, especially if you are foreign.
  • Don’t use first names.  Unlike in the West, many people in China aren’t comfortable calling each other by their first names, especially when they aren’t well acquainted.  Keep it formal until they have requested otherwise.
  • Learn how to use chopsticks.  In most cases, serving spoons and other similar utensils are non-existent.  Most people serve themselves by using their chopsticks, but they use the end that doesn’t go in their mouth.
  • Drink responsibly.  It is customary to offer a toast before consuming an alcoholic beverage.  Doing this shows gratitude and respect to those around you.
  • Always offer to pay the bill.  It is good manners to try to pay the bill when going out to dinner with a group of people.  The gesture will be very much appreciated.
  • Refusing and accepting.  When you are a guest in someone’s home, it is customary to refuse the initial offer of food or drink, but it is perfectly acceptable to agree on the second or third attempt.  Just remember, a good guest will say no at least once, but the host should offer at least twice.

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Asian dating: tips for visiting China

If you are interested in Asian dating, you might eventually travel to China.  Traveling to China is a great way to become accustomed to the country’s rich and historic culture, and it will also allow you to spend time with someone you have met online.

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However, taking a trip to China can rattle even the worldliest of travelers.  This is completely understandable because China is a huge country with many different languages, dialects, and subcultures.

In an effort to make your visit to China as rewarding as your Asian dating efforts, we’ve put together some tips you might find helpful:

  • Pay attention to currency protocol. This might be a challenge, but do a little research before you go.  For example, in Shanghai, don’t use large denominations of paper money for taxis if you can avoid it; they prefer coins.  In the Northern and Western regions, they usually prefer paper money.
  • Learn how to order rice.  Impress your Chinese girlfriend by ordering rice the right way.  In China, rice isn’t usually served with the meal in restaurants.  Instead, it is considered a cheap way to fill up at the end of the meal.  If you want your rice with the meal, be clear by saying “mifan mashang”, which means, “rice right away.”
  • Bring your own toilet paper.  It is rare to find toilet paper in public restrooms throughout China.  Bring your own.
  • Beware of breakfast.  Except for internationally branded hotels and large cities, most hotel breakfasts in China cater to the locals.  This is fine if you love pickles and congee in the morning.  Bring your favorite cereal with you or find some fruit if the local breakfast does not appeal to you.
  • Don’t worry; they’re not really angry.  Chinese people like to converse very passionately, which might appear to a Westerner as though they are arguing.  In most cases, this isn’t what’s happening.
  • Need someone who speaks English?  People under the age of 25 are more likely to speak both English and standard Mandarin in addition to one of the many Chinese dialects.