Things Chinese people say

American overheard in a bar: It seems inevitable that Taiwan will return to mainland China at some point, I guess the question is when. I don’t know, five years, twenty five years?
Their Chinese colleague: Definitely within five years.
American: But I think maybe it won’t happen until China becomes more democratic.
Chinese colleague: Five years.

Chinese student: Have you been to China before?
Fiona: Well I went on a tour of Tibet, but that’s different.
Chinese student: So this is your second visit to China.

American English teacher: My favourite Chinese cuisine is Xinjiang cuisine, because it’s not really Chinese.
Chinese student: Xinjiang province is China.
Teacher: Hm, what about Africa province?
Student: *Confused*

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