China Elevator Stories

“Americans Like To Fight”

I’m at the hairdresser in Shenzhen and chat with an employee.


Ruth Silbermayr
Ruth Silbermayr


It’s summer 2013. I decide to go to a hairdresser in Shenzhen.

The employee who is washing my hair asks: “Are you from the US?”
“No, I’m from Europe.”
“I see. Americans like to fight. They like to go into war with other countries.”

Do you think that this is a popular view of Americans in China?