China Elevator Stories

“Are You Chinese?”

A Chinese woman in her 40s starts talking to me in an elevator in Shenzhen.


Ruth Silbermayr
Ruth Silbermayr


“Are You Chinese?”

She says: “Your facial features are beautiful.”
I reply: “Thanks.”
“Are you Chinese?”
“No, I’m Austrian.”
“How come you speak Chinese fluently then?”

Has anyone ever mistaken you for being from a country other than your country of origin?

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