Minnesota is considered to have very nice people, but after traveling around China I feel the Chinese are much nicer. On a few occasions I have gotten stuck down town in Tianjin and been unable to get a taxi to drive me back to the hotel. Whenever this happens in less then ten minutes a local has helped me get home. On one occasion it was a group of people our age with one who was a student. They informed us we were in the wrong area to pick up a taxi and had to walk further away to find a taxi to bring us home. Another time I got stuck downtown I was having trouble communicating to a taxi driver were my hotel was. A nice woman who spoke English then came up and helped explain to the taxi where I needed to go. I was speaking with a student at Nankia from Ukraine who said it was because we're foreigners. I would agree that being a foreigner helps contribute to how easily the locals help us plus they can tell that we really do need help, as we cannot speak their language. However, I feel that the Chinese are also helpful to each other. China has a group-centered culture, which I feel helps them be interested in the needs of others. I've seen locals helping each other out and I don't believe I've seen any Chinese people get angry at each other in public. This may just be because they don't want to lose face and want to keep their feeling inside. Whatever the case I really think Chinese people are some of the nicest people I've ever met.
Minnesota Nice < Chinese Nice
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