Western Influence in China
The influence of the Western world is apparent in many ways in modern day China. “Western toilets” are the first thing that comes to mind. Many of the modern facilities accommodate Westerners by offering these “creature comforts” that we take for granted every day. In addition, Western music seems to be relatively popular in China. I was amused by the people taking our picture and videotaping us today while at the Tech Expo. We had people following us (our group) around snapping multiple pictures at a time. I assume this was because we are Americans. Either that or I am really funny looking. I guess it could be a combination of both. It also appears that Chinese clothing is designed to look like Western wear. There seems to be many imitation brands to either look like American brands or that are a blatant copy. Sometimes the copies are rather noticeable, with the name brands spelled incorrectly, or some other mismatch with the logo.