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9 years ago  ::  Aug 16, 2009 - 9:53AM #1
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Chinese used to cup one hand in the other before the chest as a salute. This tradition has a history of more 2000 years and nowadays it is seldom used except in the Spring Festival. And shaking hands is more popular and appropriate on some formal occasions. Handshaking is considered formal greeting behavior in china. It is used to show respect, but only if the person is someone important, like a government official or a businessman. The grip should be firm, but not overly strong, and should not be prolonged because Chinese, like other Asians, prefer a brief handshake. After shaking hands, you may exchange you name or the title of your company with each other and then proceed to carry out the affairs. Bowing, as to convey respect to the higher level, is often used by the lower like subordinates, students, and attendant. But at present Chinese youngsters tend to simply nod as a greeting. To some extent this evolution reflects the ever-increasing paces of modern life.

The westerners who ever came to china may know the culture very well. Handshaking and nodding are very common means as a salute. Little by little the people in the world will have common means as a salute. As we know, a few foreigner know the "qigong" in china. Maybe some of them love it very much. An Chinese called Hongzhi Li went to the America, which is freedom country due to its young and strongest country power. He founded Falun Gong including some knowledge of "qi". How do you think of him? Is it a real Master?

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