A different culture such as the Chinese is often described as even more different than the casual outside observer may assume – and not: Just imagine, you get people hoarding salt out of a rather irrational hope that it could protect from radiation, not using cellphones because they don’t want to harm their developing child (see my earlier post) – and all that, in a country with some of the worst environmental pollution.

PSA for separating trash, in Beijing

PSA for separating trash, in Beijing

It may all seem unrelated, but it is intimately related.

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