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    (Original post by Kolya)
    It's not that people don't like Chinese students; it's that they don't like the attitude that is unfortunaately (but understandably) adopted by many Chinese students. Many choose to travel in large groups and speak Mandarin most of the time, making them difficult to approach and making them seem distant and unfriendly to Brits. Sometimes the actions of the students clash with British culture as well.

    If you avoid those pitfalls you'll have no problem.
    thanks for your enthusiastic response If most Chinese students often talk together with British students, and I believe that we will be the good friends yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!XDDDDD
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    (Original post by Kolya)
    It's not that people don't like Chinese students; it's that they don't like the attitude that is unfortunaately (but understandably) adopted by many Chinese students. Many choose to travel in large groups and speak Mandarin most of the time, making them difficult to approach and making them seem distant and unfriendly to Brits. Sometimes the actions of the students clash with British culture as well.

    If you avoid those pitfalls you'll have no problem.
    Good comment=3=
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    (Original post by Kolya)
    There are many more Chinese people at Warwick than elsewhere in the UK, but there's still a small minority. I don't know exactly how many there are, but I don't think it is more than 10 or 15%. And there are another 10 or 15% from India. But the majority of students are white British.

    I don't think it will be that difficult for you to integrate into British society. You're right that it's easy for Chinese to mainly have Chinese friends, and eat familiar food, and speak Mandarin in their spare time, but you don't have to be like that if you don't want to.

    One thing to bear in mind is that British people are slow to make friends. Once your friendship develops over time then you will find them warm and open and lovely, but initially they may be more reserved than you are used to. If you try to rush things then they may feel a little uncomfortable.

    Also, if you only remember one thing, it's that for Brits the pub plays a similar role to long meals (at home or at a restaurant) in China. It's where people get together and sociallize. You'll also find that British are much friendlier after an alcoholic drink or two. For better or worse, drinking plays a big part in British culture and socializing.

    I met a girl here (in China) who studied in the UK. A couple of their female friends married British guys and live in the UK now!

    Unfortunately the attitude of other Chinese students means it might take you a little time, but in the long run there's no reason why cannot get used to British culture - and make good British friends - and even end up missing the country a little when you go back to Beijing during the holidays!

    I hope this makes some sense. Moving to a different culture is exciting and nervous and disconcerting, but is often great fun as well.
    Don't think 15% is a small minority tho.
    Btw, How often do you get drunk in pubs? Just out of curiosity.
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    (Original post by ms.brightside)
    Don't think 15% is a small minority tho.
    Btw, How often do you get drunk in pubs? Just out of curiosity.
    Never have been to pubs in China....but when I traveled in Italy and studied in the AUS...often went to pubs,but never get drunk
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    (Original post by Gxy)
    Never have been to pubs in China....but when I traveled in Italy and studied in the AUS...often went to pubs,but never get drunk
    Is it okay if you just drink juice? People may think your so boring.
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    (Original post by sensingdevice)
    Is it okay if you just drink juice? People may think your so boring.
    It is okay and I think people won't think your so boring, you know sometime most chinese people are not used to drink cocktails
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    (Original post by sensingdevice)
    Is it okay if you just drink juice? People may think your so boring.
    You can have beer instead. Much better than juice IMO.
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    Hello ! I'm Chinese too but I was borned in Malaysia, that makes me a Malaysian Chinese. I'm currently studying London.
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    Hi all
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    (Original post by Josephdude)
    Hi all
    Hi! Welcome to the Chinese Society!
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    (Original post by ms.brightside)
    There are around 1000 Chinese out of 18000 students in Warwick.
    WOOOW.....that's incredible.
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    (Original post by kirstychan93)
    haha, i guess i will never find a Chinese person studying politics in uk. Politics is such a taboo subject for Chinese.
    do you use chinese qq chatting tool
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    (Original post by Nicholasng925)
    I think my ancestor migrated from PuNing in Guang Zhou province, and I'm Teochew people yet don't know how to speak Chaozhou dialect as my dad never spoke to me. I can speak Cantonese, Hokkien and Mandarin though.
    do you use chinese qq chatting tool?
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    Hello people! I'm born in Malaysia and that makes me a Malaysian Chinese too! Going to London this coming September! Anyone studying in Cass Business School?
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    Would any girls here snog/kiss/french kiss a very handsome stranger in a night club and why and why not?
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    (Original post by Nicholasng925)
    Hello people! I'm born in Malaysia and that makes me a Malaysian Chinese too! Going to London this coming September! Anyone studying in Cass Business School?
    sounds like my line ! Welcome to London soon !
    No, I'm not studying in Cass Business School.
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    Hi people love your culture, language even though I only know one word, would love learn more of the language, feng shui, and Chinese meridians
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    (Original post by fusiontherapy)
    Hi people love your culture, language even though I only know one word, would love learn more of the language, feng shui, and Chinese meridians
    is feng shui the one word?
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    (Original post by purpliie)
    sounds like my line ! Welcome to London soon !
    No, I'm not studying in Cass Business School.
    haha thanks! Where are you studying then?
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    (Original post by Nicholasng925)
    Hello people! I'm born in Malaysia and that makes me a Malaysian Chinese too! Going to London this coming September! Anyone studying in Cass Business School?
    Not going to cass but going to LSE what course?

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