Chinese “Lies That Bind”

When it comes to relationships with Chinese, one of the biggest annoyances for Westerners is all the lying, evasion, indirectness, and general untrustworthiness of what is literally said. When it comes to relationships with foreigners, one of the biggest annoyances for Chinese is being accused of lying. I’ve written before on Chinese “lying” at the level of personal relationships, and now the academic group blog Frog In A Well takes a wider cultural and societal view of Chinese “lying” in light of the Olympics: Lies, Damn Lies, and Chinese “Lies That Bind”

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