24 Funny Differences Between China and the United States

It is always interesting to discover and study differences of cultures of different countries, you will always find interesting things and get shocked by surprising facts. Below are some very funny differences between China and the United States, reading it is extremely important if you are going to travel or live in a different country.

These differences do not mean either country is better or worse than the other one. It just shows their differences which has been created through centuries of different history and development.

The left blue part represents the United States
Red right red part represents China

Three meals daily

Interpersonal relations

Mood and weather


Means of transport

Life of old people

Street scene on weekend



Beauty standard

Drinks when have stomach ache



Line up


The ideal opposite side

Make suggestions


Decibel in restaurant

Handle problems

Attitude to new things


In trend


Of course the differences between Chinese and Americans are not limited to above aspects. Then what is your opinion? And which one do you think is the biggest difference? Please let me know by leaving comments below.

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9 Responses

  1. kimberly says:

    I have to say, I thank Peter for putting these up. I know you should give credit where credits due, but how about giving him credit for putting up something for others to see who would have never found or noted Yang Lui’s work. I think she would obviously like credit but I think she’d be chuffed to see that her work made an impression on someone so much for them to repost. As a foreigner living in China, I actually think this is the most accurate description I have ever seen and allies completely with my experience. I think its brilliant and I will enjoy it with or without referencing. Flip its hilarious! So much so I will probably print them and use them in my English classes to start conversations such as these with my student. Hopefully their comments will be more constructive haha Don’t worry, I don’t think they have copyright enforcers here but I will acknowledge Yang for her work.

  2. Edd says:

    I am an American with a Chinese wife. I must say that I think a lot of this is accurate.

  3. Me says:

    Typical. Once again a Chinese person shows their complete inability to understand the outside world and a complete inability to honestly portray China, Chinese people and culture in China. Everything here is fake.

  4. Kaisa Kantola says:

    Why would you think this is about the United States? It is clearly about Germany and China. The last panel is about the position of the boss/manager, not a chef…

  5. Mike Andrews says:

    1 – You have incorrectly stated the images show differences between China and the United States.
    2 – You have not given a source for the images.
    3 – You are using copy-written images without permission of the author or of the publisher.

    These images come from Yang Lui and have since been published. The title of Ms. Yang’s work is Ost trifft West (East Meets West), Yang Liu, Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz, 2007 (ISBN 978-3-87439-733-9). As such, the images are actually copy-written and under license by Ms. Yang’s publisher.

    The author of the images and the publisher have in the past had websites remove the images.

    It’s rather low of you to 1, get the title of the images WRONG, and 2, not even give credit where it is due.

    Shame, shame.

    • Peter says:

      This site just translates some interesting facts about China. All the pictures and charts are from Chinese media.

    • May says:

      Hahah. Thanks for pointing this out to us Mike! I was looking at them like what the… a lot of these points obviously could never be valid for the US.

      –> Joins the “Shame, shame.” chorus… 🙂

      • Mike Andrews says:

        What I find even more telling is the excuse given that these images are from Chinese media. No links are even given and the images are hosted on Chinawhisper’s own site!

        If you’ve found these from another site, ethics dictate that you provide the source. Of course, this is China where the defenestration of ethics happens on a daily basis.

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