What are the main differences between Chinese and Indian

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Jul 6 128 Comments

I’m chinese and I barely know any Indian people. Even though we’re both Asian and make up a lot of tech companies population. What are the main differences or similarities between these two groups?

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  • Amazon broke&dumb
    Both are extremely terrible, bad mannered as tourists.
    Jul 6 4
    • Facebook ⭕w⭕
      Chinese tourists are 100x worse than Indian tourists:

      - Personal space? Fuck you.
      - Respect the queue? Get out of my way, coming through.
      - Not family or friend? Must be servant.

      And I'm sick of people justifying their behavior because they went from rags to riches so quickly and forgot to learn manners along the way.
      Jul 6
    • Amazon pqjs6
      Can confirm Americans are terrible tourists as well when they visit India due to disrespect for locals. Indians infact, are one of the most respecting host countries for the tourists by making them comfortable by speaking in English, not judging by clothes and eating etiquettes and not being racist towards tourists. There is a reason we say 'Guests are Gods'.
      Jul 6
    • Money can’t buy class.
      Jul 6
    • Amazon / Eng
      KczV57

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      guests are gods
      So are cows. so kill anyone who eats beef or “appears” to do so 🤣
      Jul 7
  • Facebook ⭕w⭕
    🏓 vs. 🏏
    Jul 6 1
    • The truth we all were too afraid to speak.
      Jul 6
  • Chinese — Down to earth. Prefer to speak their own language even around others. (This comes across as a little insensitive.) The women tend to make better managers than the men.

    Indians — Honestly mixed bag. Some are idiots, some brilliant. Best I’ve worked with come from Hyderabad, but there are exceptions of course. The women tend to be smarter than the men. More entrepreneurial compared to Chinese.

    Both — Work hard, sometimes tend to hire their own.
    Jul 6 12
    • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
      @sooner y I see a lot of Chinese immigrants starting their own businesses, but less of them climbing the ladder successfully at large companies. Indian immigrants seem to be very good at ladder climbing by comparison.
      Jul 6
    • Amazon bgoc01
      @fake engineer true. Imho I think it’s because Chinese tends to move towards the short term money bump comparing to building a long term relationship with the team and supervisors
      Jul 6
    • Google online go
      Chinese people are not down to earth. Get them in a group and you will see. Also, I see them wearing the flashiest shoes.
      Jul 6
    • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
      Yea I agree Chinese people love to show off status, and money is a form of status. TBH I think Koreans are just as bad despite being richer for longer, which kind of puzzles me. The rest of East Asia/SE Asia seems less so.
      Jul 6
    • Well, when it comes to tech work culture and working in a team, I find that Chinese are pretty down-to-earth. They respect good ideas and talent when they see it.

      They might buy lots of BMWs or whatever but I don’t think that means you’re not down to earth.

      (I’m referring to Chinese and Indians working in the Bay Area tech industry btw, which I think is the context OP is talking about.)
      Jul 6
  • New / Strategy
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    Chinese = 5~7 years
    Indians = 100~160 years
    Jul 6 7
    • Oracle gasket
      Hahahahahah
      Jul 6
    • Uber wARQ54
      Not fair but true 😞
      Jul 6
    • Google sooner y
      Is this some sort of immigration Visa wait time?
      Jul 6
    • Facebook / Eng
      madhuridix

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      This is how long they take to learn English
      Jul 7
    • New / Eng
      happi

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      What is it?
      Jul 17
  • Flagged by the community.

    • Facebook realzuck
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      Haha that made me laugh
      Jul 6
    • New / Eng keb
      Because you can confirm the d size
      Jul 6
    • Amazon / Eng
      KczV57

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      You must have had enough data samples to backup that claim.
      Jul 6
    • Quora mDXn01
      With huge cocks, why do I fail seeing they are working to make large population?
      Jul 6
  • Amazon / Eng
    weeeeeeee

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    Chinese appear to be far more patriotic than Indians. More patriotic than even Americans.
    Jul 6 5
    • Microsoft / Eng wave 🏄‍♂️
      Is that another word for “successfully brainwashed”?
      Jul 6
    • Amazon hatebay
      That’s why they never go back ?
      Jul 6
    • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
      Really? I get the opposite impression. Patriotic Chinese are very loud, but most Chinese just want money and to live somewhere where there's lots of money and have little loyalty. The reason lots of them praise China is because the economic growth there is good and their family back home probably has made good money in recent years.

      Indians on the internet seem even more chauvinistic to me, even though they are all eager to emigrate. I don't blame them, chasing TC is a noble goal.

      American nationalism is bipolar, half the country thinks we're evil, the other half screams 'Muricaaa!
      Jul 6
    • Apple VKjg08
      Almost every Chinese here in America wants a green card. But if you ask them do you want to become a citizen? They will say no as they will have to give up their Chinese citizenship.
      Jul 6
    • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
      Massive overgeneralization don't you think? I know a lot of recently naturalized Chinese immigrants. I think it has nothing to do with patriotism, it's more that if they expect to live in China long term, they'd want to keep their Chinese citizenship.

      In the past China was dirt poor so everyone wanted US citizenship but now more middle class are willing to go back. The people who want to live in the US long term will try to naturalize.

      I imagine as India develops, more Indians would avoid naturalization and move back to India as well.

      Also if you're rich, US citizenship is a status symbol of sorts, and if you're too rich, it's a good political hedge (though recent events have made the US/Canada much less attractive for that, UK Singapore Australia are probably better).
      Jul 6
  • Google / Eng
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    Similarity: being used as umbrella terms to refer to people who look similar but are not Chinese/Indian.

    For Indian it's other South Asian groups (Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, etc.).

    For Chinese it's Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Malaysian, and for some from Hong Kong or Taiwan.

    It's fine but quite annoying at times if you belong to one of the minority Asian groups. People think of you as if you belonged to a majority and privileged group.
    Jul 6 13
    • Intel GWGA84
      Again, you're showing your indoctrination and brainwashing. Who constitutes the people of Kashmir? The Hindus and Kashmiri Pandits who have lived there for thousands of years before Islamic invasions, and who gave Kashmir its name? Or the Muslim insurgents and terrorists sponsored by Pakistan who ethnically cleansed Kashmir by brutally massacring thousands of Hindus and banishing them from their ancestral land?

      You are a fool if you think that Kashmir will prosper under Pakistan. As if any part of Pakistan is doing well.

      Come out of your madrasa brainwashing and see the reality.
      Jul 6
    • Intel GWGA84
      "But India is a far far greater evil." Lmao 😂😂😂 go tell this to the UN and other nations who have realized the manipulative Pakistan who deliberately sets terrorist attacks and then plays the victim card when India defends itself. The world has seen through the evil hypocrisy that is Pakistan.

      "Muslims have been the dominant majority in Kashmir for hundreds of years. You can’t use the demographics of 2000 years ago to define the geopolitical situation right now." 😂😂😂 of course, when they invade the land and kill the Hindus and force them to either convert to Islam or leave, and when do this for hundreds of years, obviously the demographics will change. This is exactly what Muslims are doing in other parts of the world, and it's exactly what Pakistan is doing by settling more Muslims in Kashmir to claim it.
      Jul 6
    • Intel GWGA84
      Dude, I'm done with you. You are self-contradicting and raving. Goodbye.
      Jul 6
    • Wow Intel, that guy really struck a nerve with you. Did you have a minor stroke?

      I also don’t see the posts you quoted, did you report them because you were so triggered? So much for freedom of speech huh.

      Btw, no contemporary historical scholar accepts this notion that Muslim invaders forced everyone to convert or be killed. That’s why most Buddhists in India (the birthplace of Buddhism) became Muslim whereas most Hindus stayed Hindu.

      But I know that this contradicts the alternative-reality version of history taught in 5th grade by your conspiracy theorist right-wing RSS/BJP-supporting teachers, so you won’t believe me. Bye Felicia! ✌️
      Jul 6
    • Intel GWGA84
      Hey uber, I'm not the type that reports every little comment. If I was such a snowflake, I would have done that at his first comment. Vigorous debate is more my style, which I did here. Someone else must have reported it. I would have actually preferred that his comments had remained, so everyone could the ridiculousness.

      Btw, your attempt at trying to ruffle me is very poor. Need lots more practice.
      Jul 6
  • LinkedIn DisGuyFuks
    Similarities - Hard working, Smart, Competitive, Fuck up the work culture

    Differences - Everything else? 🤷‍♀️
    Jul 6 0
  • Wayfair / Eng
    lLmi30

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    Chinese value western classical music. You will find very very few Indians pursuing such a noble endeavor. In most chamber music, you would rarely see Indians. Sucks. It mostly comes to parenting.
    Jul 6 4
    • PayPal kochikame
      Why is that a ‘noble’ pursuit ?
      Jul 6
    • Google amerika
      It's noble since it makes it it easier to get into good colleges.
      Jul 6
    • Google online go
      India has its own version of music, and honestly we prefer our own. Western classical music has great melodies and structure, but it feels very strict. Indian music is much more flowing and emotional.

      I am interested in understanding why Chinese or Koreans got so much into western music. Just for college?
      Jul 6
    • Comcast G0ku
      The reason is that Ivy League and private universities discriminate against us both. Indian and Asian kids need much higher grades, test scores etc compared to white kids, due to vague and subjective admission criteria (if you ask me - racism and desire to keep the status quo for rich white people)

      Smart asian parents figuered this out and decided that their kids must have “hobbies and extra-curriculars” so that 16 years later they might have a shot at getting into Harvard. Now their kids all learn Cello from pre-school. Just like Indian kids to spelling bees
      Jul 6
  • New / Eng keb
    One backs into you and the other gets you to the airport early.
    Jul 6 1
  • Snapchat gqkO66
    I would rather have Chinese coworkers and an Indian manager than Indian coworkers and a Chinese manager.
    Jul 6 6
    • Booking.com / Consultant
      Punani

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      Please explain
      Jul 6
    • Amazon bgoc01
      Punani@, some bias there. Indian don’t work as hard, so no Indian coworkers. Chinese works so hard that you’d love him/her to be your fellow teammate, but if it becomes a manager, he/she will literally sit over your shoulder and watch you finish your tasks
      Jul 7
    • Bloomberg cg_ny
      Yes. Chinese managers tend to micromanage (not all of them of course), care about working hours etc. Indian managers are on average pretty laid-back, don’t act like a boss usually. I had a Chinese manager once who would just stare at me in 1:1 meetings while I was talking without any kind of acknowledgement (verbal or body language, no nodding or anything).
      Jul 7
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      That's true. Many of my Chinese friends have a poker face when they have to talk in English. Might have something to do with translation in real time. Talking to them in Chinese they become excited.
      Jul 8
    • Google rAnD0mNam3
      Agree to some degree. Some Chinese managers have exposed to the 996 work culture (9am to 9pm for 6 days a week) in China and expect overtime. Probably much better if the Chinese manager never worked in China before.
      Jul 9
  • MailChimp bloopblupe
    Instead of all these racist stereotypes I'll share a statistic. Statistically East Asian men are paid more than white men whereas Indian/South Asian men are paid less than white men.
    Jul 6 3
    • Amazon trimlp
      Where, in the US? Because that’s just not true, Indian people have the highest income of any immigrant race, and since the numbers are way smaller it is much higher than the average white person
      Jul 6
    • Microsoft / Other abcde4
      Yep, Indians earn more than East Asians.
      Jul 6
    • Uber wARQ54
      I must be the only less earning Indian then
      #blackSheep
      Is there any legit place I can read this statistic and feel bad about myself ?
      Jul 6
  • Amazon BahenChod
    Indians say “madar chod” whereas Chinese say “chow ni ma”
    Jul 6 0
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    Punani

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    Aren't the differences obvious?
    Jul 6 0
  • Bloomberg cg_ny
    Just my personal experience: Chinese keep to themselves much more, and speak their language even when others are standing right next to them. Indians are more polite in my experience, and reach out more to ppl from other countries. That said, Chinese society as a whole seems more open, even though it’s a semi-dictatorship and India is a democracy. Like, culturally (not politically) China is becoming much more like the West, and Chinese youth are pretty westernized. India seems much more conservative and traditional. For example, there used to be arranged marriages in China, but now they have a dating culture like in the US or Europe, while in India that still doesn’t appear to be the case.
    Both are fairly materialistic IMO, Chinese maybe more so. This is just from personal experience, i could be wrong.
    I’ve never had any problems working with either of them.
    Jul 6 5
    • Goldman Sachs fake engineer
      I think Chinese keep to themselves more because Indians have better English for the most part. Culturally I agree Indians are way less westernized but knowing the language makes them more willing to try to integrate.

      Not super familiar with Indian materialism (I have trouble thinking of Indians I know who flaunt their money) but Chinese people basically worship money IMO. The Chinese government is popular because they're good at making money. Immigrating to the US is popular because money buys you better quality of life and TC is higher.
      Jul 6
    • Bloomberg cg_ny
      Yeah not flaunt; just in terms of money being a top priority for them (compared to Americans and Europeans). And yes, Indians are almost all fluent in English since it’s basically an official language in India. I do know Chinese guys that speak excellent English though; but even those mostly talk to other Chinese.
      Jul 6
    • Booking.com mike.02
      There are a lot of arranged marriages even nowadays in China 🤷‍♂️
      Jul 6
    • Amazon jQpf16
      Correction - India used to be a democracy. Now its a fascist regime masquerading as a democracy.
      Jul 24
    • Bloomberg cg_ny
      ^ Explain please. I’m genuinely curious. Not Indian btw.
      Jul 24
  • Chinese philosophy of business 99% for me, 1% for you is a fair deal. Indians are more ‘fair’ and understand building longer term relationships.
    Jul 6 0
  • Uber / Eng itsdara
    Indians = prestige, Chinese = money
    Jul 6 1
  • Comcast G0ku
    I don’t have a generic opinion, but came here to applaud OP for wanting to reach across cultural barriers 👏

    Making a real life friend might be a better idea. We LOVE talking about our food, culture, insane academic pressue, cricket etc. Just say you’re curious!
    Jul 6 3
    • Facebook realzuck
      OP
      I made this post because some Indian guy asked me to go to lunch. I was quite surprised. He ended up being pretty cool.
      Jul 6
    • Comcast G0ku
      I definitely had a more negative opinion of China when I lived in India. That changed after dating a couple Chinese girls and making Chinese friends in grad school. That’s the beauty of immigration. It broadens your mind, and makes you realize people are the same everywhere.

      I’m sure you didn’t know about Tianmen squre massacre and were perhaps brainwashed about political freedoms too. Similarly I used to think that India was flawless. Now from a distance I am able to see some flaws.
      Jul 6
    • Yep, that’s the beauty of the US and Canada. You can actually meet people from all different perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of humans.

      I don’t think it’s like that in most first-world European countries though. From what I hear, brown people are treated as second-class citizens and have trouble finding a job. (Heard this firsthand from people who lived there.)

      So yeah. God bless America, I guess!
      Jul 6
  • Amazon hatebay
    Both are awesome 👍
    Jul 6 0
  • Amazon / Eng quasar3
    You are talking about ~40% of the world population. You can get no answers except anecdotal generalizations.

    Both countries are huge, have ancient cultures and are extremely diverse. You get all kinds of people.
    Jul 6 0