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The source of this cultural difference is, at least partly, in the Cultural Revolution. (I will refer to this as CR in the remainder.) But it is also much older than that in Chinese culture. The concept is referred to as guan xi. (关系 in simplified Chinese.) This translates as "relationship." But it means a lot more than that. In the book "Life and Death in ...


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It's a basic cultural difference of approach. The Chinese simply don't understand why they can't use and share things right in front of them, like retelling a good joke. If something is good, they want to share it with people; what's the point of discovery in secret? This attitude stems from a collective culture, in stark contrast to the individualism of ...


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“Intellectual Property” is a fairly new concept in China, with most of the laws dating only from the 1980's and 90's, so the idea of piracy=bad isn't as entrenched as it is in the West. Also, China is still generally poorer than Western Europe or North America, making people less willing to spend the extra money for legitimately-licenced ...


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