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Nonverbal Communication in China

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Touch

  • China is not a touch-oriented society

    • Public displays of affection are very rare 

It is a culture shock...

  • Singaporeans do display their affection in public, for example couples are seen hugging in the MRT trains.

  • No apologies are offered when there are pushing and shoving in stores, public buses and trains.

It is a culture shock...

  • Singaporeans expressed courtesy with a greeting of "excuse me" when attempt to move from one place to another.