Due to differences in cultural and social backgrounds, etc., Chinese people’s understanding of all aspects of the United States there will be this kind of misunderstanding, read this article, maybe you know the United States is how real it!
1, equal to US President Chinese President
In fact, the English word President PRESIDENT meaning not only the president, but also the meaning of chairman of the company, university president, chairman of the association.
President translated easily mistaken for all state affairs by the president have the final say, always by him, by his system like. In fact, Chinese PRESIDENT more accurate translation is “administrative Archon.”
The United States is the separation of powers. US President’s functions, in addition to representatives of the national diplomatic occasions, outside of wartime commander in chief, in the daily decision-making power, probably only the equivalent of China’s central government chief of staff, and even in many cases its authority even smaller.
Money, look at the budget approval, the need to parliament. President did not place the right personnel. Presidential campaign of little personal financial strength, the United States and not because of family poverty, you can not run for president, the United States has a set of elaborate system to ensure the election is fair and reasonable. Affect the election outcome is difficult to use money. Clinton, Obama is not rich.
2, the president’s wife is the mother of the country?
This is the Chinese people are used to guess the results of his own thoughts country. We are accustomed to the highest state leaders lady called “mother of the country”, in fact, the United States, the president’s wife is the first lady. In this country, no one dared to say the mother country. As masters of the country, their own nationals. If his wife is known as “mother of the country”, then all have a high ranking official of the government officials.
3, United States flood of guns everywhere vandalism
The misconception is that the media exaggerated reports of long-term results. United States 21 years of age or adult citizens do have the right to use firearms and ammunition. This is the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution clearly defined.
Was America’s third president, Thomas Jefferson believed American citizens the right of citizens to own guns is due, but also because Jefferson realized that if the United States are unfortunately a dictatorial government, citizens to own guns for such unscrupulous political Xia the government can play a deterrent constraints, this is the greatness of Jefferson.
Of course, this also resulted in some unfortunate campus shootings, but the United States, although per capita have guns, but security is good (of course, exceptions in some areas, such as New York (listings) Some ghettos), because the United States very strict gun control.
For example, you want to have difficulty rifles or pistols is a big difference. Do you want to buy a spear in the market, simply submit a written application to the police, the police will give you an answer within 24 hours, and made an appointment.
After the interview do not think the problem immediately give you a buy a license, you can get this document into the market to buy your favorite firearms guns up. These include AK47 rifles such firepower, may bursts of automatic rifle.
However, if you need a shotgun, you need to send an application to the police station for three months in advance, during which the police will meet with you, ask what you intent to buy a gun, check whether the criminal history of your past, but also to learn from you two week course firearms use and custody laws.
In the United States firearm price is not high, about one hundred US dollars can buy a pocket pistol, about AK47, M16 to eight hundred.
After passing examinations, the police will send you a license to buy pistols. Why in the US, buy pistols and rifles are asked not to do the same?
Because pistols easy to carry, and therefore more dangerous. US households have firearms, ammunition, can not be stored in the minors can easily get to the place, must be stored in a safe, and firearms and ammunition must be stored separately. Out a gun must have a good reason.
Therefore, even with a more guns per capita in the United States, but not as chaotic social order us to imagine.
4, United States, gambling, drugs flooded, sexual confusion
Selling drugs in the United States are the law strictly prohibited. But the United States still has a lot of drug addicts, this is true. Yellow and gambling issues involved is rather complex.
Most US states have banned yellow prohibition of gambling, but there are similar Nevada (real estate) (listing) and a few deep inland deserts of several small states, especially in Las Vegas (listings) such City charter pornography and gambling, and pornography and gambling as their pillar industries. The reason of China’s Macao (real estate) the same.
Because these inland desert, both difficult the development of agriculture, animal husbandry, but also because of traffic inconvenience, unable to develop industry, therefore, had to open up the box of yellow sector of human society and the gambling industry to promote tourism and entertainment. Even so, the yellow and the gambling industry in the United States, there are strict regulatory requirements.
For example, sex workers need regular checkups, to job training, and there are strict requirements on professional ethics. Everything has to follow the law, not as people imagine rests underworld manipulation.
Therefore, instead of the gambling industry in the United States, unlike the yellow in the country, the surface is prohibited, underground flooding. In the United States did not actually aligned our sexual attitudes, sexual liberator, there are a lot of people are very conservative. Sex between men and women, as long as the law does not touch the box, usually no problem, except for the officials.
Sexual harassment in the United States actually a very serious topic, if men do not pay attention, people often believe it was sexual harassment charges to court.
Do not understand the American people mistakenly think that the United States is a “sexual liberation” countries. Real American social landscape is completely not the same thing, of the concept of mainstream society, at least 10 times more than today’s China conservative.
Especially those in Central Europe and the United whites dominated town. Like Chinese city that excessive exposure to sexually suggestive posters and Merry advertisements, in many American cities and towns are going to be sued, and even cause the targeted public protest big tour Xia Bank. Chinese popular “second wife” in Europe is even more incredible fairy tale.
5, Americans do not pay attention to family
Family members often between the US consumer AA, child and adult, regardless of the parents on the economy. Parents old child nor maintenance obligations (which is the government’s responsibility). This is the Chinese people pay attention to filial piety, is indeed difficult to accept. Thus causing American families do not pay attention to a misunderstanding of the family.
In fact, Americans are also very great importance to the family. Americans leave major festivals and tourism activities are mostly spent with the family together. Americans “home” concept and the Chinese people very different.
Americans “home” is “Family”, rather than the Chinese people “House”, or even “Home”, American Family emphasize family relations of family members, and the Chinese people’s home, not only emphasizes the affection among family members also emphasized that the residence “houses.”
This is the American habit of renting the house more important than light, the family members seemed so important reasons. Even if the Chinese people from their homes, their old home already empty, but many people still put those old house as its eternal home.
Americans respect people where home is where. Relatively speaking, Chinese parents in old age can enjoy more of their grandchildren. The services provided by the American Society for the elderly are established up in the form of legislation, so children do not have to worry about the basic old age parents, the two sides meet naturally not much.
6, the White House is the highest and most sacred palace USA
“The White House” the word in English the White House, when the Republic of China, the Chinese often directly translated into the word “slip German House” was not translated as “White House” because the word is in English palace palace, if the Chinese must be translated as “White House”, the word should be the White Palace.
Visible, then the Americans to name the building when he eschewed the palace, the emperor has stressed that this is not a palace, but only US PRESIDENT of public land.
Here is a national real estate, where the office of the person, only temporary rental is to pay the rent, but after four years is likely to replace the master. This house and the palace is no coherent, but he just was abruptly pull together the Chinese people, Chinese people to cause a great deal of misunderstanding.
7, the United States, “the State” is equivalent to China’s “province”
China and the US land area roughly the 50 states plus the United States, a little closer to China’s “province.”
In fact, the United States, in fact, is the meaning of the national state of state, the United States stands for “the United States of America” that the English: the United States of America abbreviated as USA, or simply the United State, the meaning is actually America.
The United States is a federal system, each state is like a small country, like, have their own traditions, has its own laws, its own government, but the diplomatic power and the right to declare war to the federal central government only. Thus, in a state to see things, not necessarily equal to the country can be seen in the United States.
For example, some people think the Americans because they are not real estate property taxes down prices rise every year, and the real estate tax to be five percent.
However, in California, the property tax is not linked with the market to rise with the market price, and five percent are not so much, at most, only a little more than percent.
Some people have been to the San Francisco Bay Area, that the United States is like the San Francisco area that is full of people of Asian faces, the results to the Midwest, only to find people who want to see an Asian face how difficult it is.
50 states, as it is 50 countries. But these countries under the same Constitution, each managing their own. These countries surrender their diplomatic rights and the right to declare war, other powers have their reservations. Therefore, states have their own constitutions and laws, but also independent police, state tax rates are different.
US gubernatorial election nothing to do with the fate of the president. President to inspect the states, governors, mayors unaccompanied reception duties. Because they are only responsible for their own voters, especially the president does not have to give a warm welcome and luxury grand hospitality.
This is the Chinese people often misunderstood, always thought Zhouguan toe stuck in front of the president certainly, the president will be able to decide Zhouguan high above their political destiny. In fact, by no means superior-subordinate relationship between them.
8, United States racial discrimination seriously, is a country full of discrimination
America does have over the slave trade and inglorious history of racial discrimination, which is a shame in American history. However, this is where the Americans glory, because the Americans have struggled for centuries through their inhuman nigger problem solved, but also basically solved the racial and other types of discrimination.
Of course, the existence of discrimination against blacks who thought there must have been, but he must not show it in word and deed, there is no discrimination in government and legal aspects. Various forms of discrimination in the United States is a very serious offense.
Jobs in the United States, can not say sex, age can not say, can not say in origin, but asked family situation (including whether married, whether there is a child) but can not be the color, race, nationality, as the recruitment conditions. Otherwise, there is discrimination against the suspect, unless you can explain certain people to do the job non is not, otherwise you will be taken to court, was indicted on suspicion of the crime of discrimination.
We can say that in this world the United States is the largest race and the nation-state, but also of all races, nationalities, different cultural backgrounds get along with most harmonious nation. A white, 70% of American blacks can be president, but also re-elected, so there are racial country?
9, the US high education fees, poor children can not afford to read the book
Misunderstanding of American education, people are also deep. In fact, American education is more equitable. Strict implementation of the US 12-year compulsory education system, from primary to high school that the United States was the introduction of free and compulsory education. Students do not pay tuition and other fees. Whatever the child, as long as the United States, can be the way to the nearest school to school.
Although university fees, but does not have to cause no economic ability of the students drop out of school due to financial difficulties.
Because the United States has more than forty thousand foundations, there are many large enterprises, they will advance to the universities and to identify talented students from poor families to give assistance. After graduation, students return to their company. Therefore, the US students who are admitted, basically able to complete their studies.
10, the United States does not allow school choice, only location in the community school
In fact, the United States is to allow school choice, school choice just before you, have to choose his residence. Where do you live, where child reading. So they often cause people to misunderstand. Thought must purchase a home there, like China holds a real estate license to go to that school, that is not the case.
Must be in the United States are not required to be eligible to purchase the school district, you can rent. And do not rent, child boarding relatives home is required. The key is to really live child.
Conversely, if you buy a house there, and the child does not really live there, is not there studying. So, school children will know how truly live it?
Very simple, give the child the day of registration, you must specify the address on the application submitted. Americans are people of faith. Where do you write, that is where it is.
However, they will be sent home checks. If you found this address does not your children, then this is a very serious incident of integrity, in addition to fines, but also has a bad record of integrity, which will bring you a lot of trouble and inconvenience.
Sun tour bus driver who lives in Los Angeles, a relatively affluent community, he has many friends in the children registered residence registered in his home, and therefore, the children in the area where he school.
However, he was concerned that some children’s residence registration sites in his home, but not in the child he lived, if one day found out, would incriminate him appear integrity problems. Therefore, he hoped that relatives and friends really put the child at his boarding house.
However, so that there must be a full-time home to take care of these adult children, because US law requires all children under 12 years of age, can not live alone, 24 hours must have adult supervision. This will bring his family no small burden, and economic burden of these supposed friends from boarding their own pay.
11, Americans are buying a lot of luxury
Chinese people are misunderstanding the eighth American, since the United States is higher than the Chinese people’s wages, prices cheaper off than China, the Americans certainly everyone buy a lot of luxuries.
In fact, because the purchasing power of Americans is normal, therefore, did not like the Chinese people need to rely on some called the “luxury” of things to get express their happiness or worse than others.
Americans do not need to have class outside their own items to express anything. So, we will see the Americans are more concrete, $ 20,000 car can be, never buy forty thousand US dollars, even afford.
Instead, we will see the Americans for their own real hobby and shopping. For example, sports-loving people will spend one hundred thousand US dollars to buy a good car, not to show off, but to really like it.
12 Americans were all very understanding of pop culture
Chinese people misunderstand the ninth American, is that Americans are well aware of all of the popular culture.
This misconception is based on China’s own experience, because in China, hit TV shows such as “The Voice of China” or “Where is the father,” and the like, hot country, almost everyone knows. So, think Americans should know that “the US drama”, “US singer.”
Who knows, the United States has a lot of people never see NBA, never watch American TV, the star does not know much as Chinese people know that those who think all Americans know LadyGaga may be disappointed. The real mainstream American society, enjoy the traditional culture, rather than popular culture.
13, American children read easily, all with play like
Chinese people are misunderstanding the fifth United States is that the United States has a “quality education”, the children read easily, like playing with a full, easy access to those on the world famous university. In fact, the United States and even “quality education” the word is not, entirely Chinese Americans imposed.
Into the world elite of those kids, if not by the father went to fight, no one not often work late into the night reading, no one is not from an early age to participate in various sports activities and a variety of artistic activities, every day in the afternoon to go here and there to be parents drove to the tournament No one is not going here as a volunteer, as a researcher there, did not even have time to eat, and prepare for tests (because more than to see a US university examination results, depending on the student’s achievement of four years).
But the blue-collar American with white-collar income difference is not too far, moving bricks paint sweeping who can afford a Mercedes BMW, but also wants to have a good day.
14, immigrated to the United States, the Chinese people are all rich
Chinese people of the United States biggest misconception is that the Chinese who immigrated to the United States are all rich: either “corrupt” or their families, or unscrupulous businessman, pocketed the Chinese people’s hard-earned money went to the United States.
In fact, before the 1990s, Chinese immigrants to the United States because people are all relatives in the United States apply to the United States, there are Chinese people rarely qualify for investment immigration.
Even now, every year the Chinese people emigrated to the United States, there are nearly half of immigrants rely on kinship, there are more than twenty percent is employment-based immigration, investment immigration of less than one percent, even through the “political asylum” to take Chinese people tend to get a green card to the United States, China invested money to more people.
Many Chinese people legendary “money to immigrants to the United States” is not correct.
In the Chinese in the United States, accounting for the vast majority of immigrants in the past by kinship, or born in the United States. Moreover, the “American citizen” does not mean “green card”: Chinese man holds a US green card, is still a Chinese citizen.