Street talk

Updated: 2014-11-19 17:35

By Mo Jingxi (

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Impressions of China

Q1: When talking about China, what are the first three things that strike you?

Q2: What's your strongest impression of China?

Q3: Do you know any famous Chinese brands?

Q4: What do you feel about the bilateral relationship between China and Australia/New Zealand/Fiji?


Benjamin Nichols, small business owner, Brisbane

A1: China’s video gaming culture, importing and that I’d very much like to visit one day.

A2: That it is larger and more complicated than I could ever hope to fully comprehend.

A3: I know Tsingtao beer and Snow beer! I’m a beer nerd, but haven’t had a chance to try many from China.

A4: The trading relationship our countries have is exciting and something I’d like to be a part of one day. Australians shouldn't underestimate the importance it has to our economy. I do have concerns over live cattle exports from Australia, which has been a controversial topic in recent years.

Jack Maher, student, Melbourne (previously lived and studied in China for one year)

A1: Career, love of, contradictions.

A2. Again, a place of contradictions.

A3: Yes, Huawei, Baidu, Tencent, Lenevo, Alibaba.

A4. It needs to happen at a level beyond government to be meaningful.

Arie, tennis coach

A1: Academics, strong values, competitive.

A2: Big population, hard life.

A3: Mao Tai, Tsingtao.

A4: I see the cultures as being different in many ways but some things are the same. I notice the ideas of health management and diet are based on old concepts or culture rather than the scientific approach we tend to take.

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