Hong Kong is both a city and a country at the same time. This is an autonomous territory, which since 1997 was part of the People’s Republic of China. It is often possible to find such an expression as the “crossroads of Asia”. I must say, this is quite clearly characterizes Hong Kong. For a long time it was under the patronage of Britain, which is probably why, at present, it is a unique combination of traditions of Western and Eastern cultures.
On the one hand, we see a huge bustling metropolis: tall skyscrapers, ultramodern buildings, and people are always busy busily and everyone is in a hurry. However, the other side of Hong Kong is open: unexpectedly small, quiet traditional Chinese houses and gardens. A truly explosive mixture of millennial culture with the customs of the typical highly developed urban society of the West.
Most Hong Kong people have Chinese roots. However, although the Chinese language remains the main language, most of the population also speaks fluent English. Unlike in China, Hong Kong spends more time and energy on education.
Hong Kong people work hard, they are pragmatic, making money is almost the main goal of existence for them. Still, because Hong Kong is considered one of the most expensive cities in the world. The density of the population here is insanely great.
Huge crowds of people moving around the streets at high speed, a typical picture for Hong Kong. The buildings here are very high, the houses intended for living are densely populated. The apartments are mostly small in size and are incredibly expensive. Perhaps, therefore, it is extremely difficult to see a loosely loosening and simply resting local resident.
Characteristic features and characteristics of the Chinese, many traditions of Chinese culture are similar to the inhabitants of Hong Kong. Although, of course, the orientation to the West is inevitable. For example, the position of a woman in society differs significantly from that of a woman in neighboring China.
It can not be said that a woman occupies a less important social role in Hong Kong than a man. Most of them are educated, occupy various positions of responsibility. According to the traditional views, it is believed that first of all, a woman should be a good housewife and give time to household chores, take care of her husband.
However, practice shows that often, even if it is not advertised, the fair sex play a role even dominant in their family. An interesting case is that of a young Hong Kong, who was engaged in accounting services for a very influential firm. His work was never controversial, even, on the contrary, over the years of work he was awarded numerous rewards.
As it turned out, all his work he took home, where his wife was doing her for him. She drew her knowledge through the Internet, and all this time her husband, a diplomaed but failed accountant, worked as a loader at the port. The company executives were discouraged, but did not want to lose a valuable employee, even though his enterprising wife did not have a special education.
Traditionally, Hong Kong has a respectful respect for the older generation. Any disobedience of children to parents is unacceptable. In most cases, it is parents who choose their profession. Very seriously, children relate to the acquisition of knowledge and to those who have knowledge. The profession of a teacher in Hong Kong is not just a matter of respect for the students he teaches, they almost worship him.
In Hong Kong, it is extremely important for most people to show their wealth and monetary well-being to strangers. Problems, especially financial ones, are never taken out of the house. The opinion of the surrounding people means, for the people of Hong Kong, at times is of great importance.
For example, even if the family does not have much money, they will still try to arrange a wedding as lavish as possible.Often, Hong Kong people are even willing to borrow money to carry out a more grandiose celebration than was happening to their neighbors.
As soon as possible, families try to get a car, expensive equipment, try to buy clothes in prestigious shops. The main thing is to show yourself, as they say “get a face”. They will rather save on food by buying the cheapest and not the best products, because no one sees it.
However, the Hong Kong people will not deny themselves membership in some expensive country club. Rather, usually suburban entertainment is available only to the male part of the population, and their wives, so to be accepted, remain at home.
Hong Kong women are able to take great care of their beloved. None of them will save time to, for example, cook their own delicious food for her husband. Moreover, many men, mostly true, very well-off, get their mistresses.
Young Phillippines constantly come to Hong Kong in the hope of finding their long-awaited happiness. Basically, they get the work of the attendants and the role of lovers of wealthy men, and respectable Hong Kong wives prefer to turn a blind eye to such impartial husbands’ deeds.
They know that their second halves are still coming home, so it’s better and easier not to notice anything than to make scandals. It is important for them to create at least the appearance of strong family relations. However, in general, there are a lot of happy and prosperous couples in Hong Kong.
The Chinese have long been inclined to invention. Not lost this ability and Hong Kong married couples.
They always find what to do in their small and cozy apartments: they will arrange an amazing tea-party, or they will cook a wonderful dinner of vegetables for a couple, or maybe they’ll go to the cinema. Maybe they will hold hands and dream that they will soon live in a posh penthouse, and tomorrow they will go to work again: one more day, one more step to the dream.