I don’t think that people from different nationalities are so different. There are good and bad people here like anywhere else. Sometimes it is generalised or emphasised too much, but you cannot generalise a nationality. My one advice to people would be: Don’t generalise!

Is it often generalised here in Germany?

I have lived here in Bonn for three years, in Germany altogether five years. The Germans are more open and international. I don’t have this feeling that they put me in the box. Maybe only because I am a woman or that I look younger than my age, but not because I am a foreigner. At least I don’t have that feeling.

Why did you choose Germany?

It is easier for me. I know all the rules. I have worked here, in different companies, in the media. It is much easier here than in China. China is difficult – it’s just unpredictable. For somebody it means more chances, for me it means it’s difficult.

Why?

It is common that people in China don’t express themselves explicitly. You have to read between the lines to see what they really mean. I hate this! I just don’t get it!

Additionally, what is considered normal here, you can’t get there. For example medical care. That’s what I love here.


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