In Asian cutlure, particular in Chinese cutlure, when people are in dispute, people tend to ask the most senior person to decide who is right, To obey authority and respect elders are seen as virtues in Asia, such as in Japan, Korea and Singapore besides China.
In Chinese society, it is normal for four generations live under the same roof of the house. The juniors respect the seniors, the seniors take care of the juniors. When kids are little, grandparents always feel obligated to babysit and invest all of their love to the next generations. In U.S, people advocate independence. When they are over 18 years old, they will try to look for a job or move out of the house. Though they care or love their families, they prefer to live an individual life and have some privacy.