Before Joachim Gauck, President of Germany, started his visit to China on Mar. 20, the BOLD had made a list telling 13 things about China, in the eyes of the Germans.
1. Chinese prefer Smart minicars. Nanjing, the second largest city in East China, has the most Smart cars in the world.
2. Chinese use big-screen smartphones, the bigger the better. iPhone is the most popular smartphone in China, followed by Sumsang.
3. Chinese people are overtaken fans of all South Korean soap operas.
4. Chinese love spending honeymoon in Santorini. Only the photos taken here are considered as wedding photos.
5. Currently, the Big Bang from South Korea is the most popular music band with younger Chinese.
韩国男团Big Bang：有什么可大惊小怪的？中国年轻人最喜欢的就是韩国流行乐。时下最流行的就是男团Big Bang。
6. Have a plastic surgery in Seoul. Chinese spend a lot in travelling, as well as face-lift. Most of them like to have a plastic surgery in South Korea, for example, having an eyelid slicing operation, because the Chinese think that a double-fold eyelid makes them look more attractive.
7. Chinese prefer eating scorpions to hamburgers. The younger generation love eating traditional Chinese dishes.
8. Chinese are the die-hard consumers of Rimowa, a famous bag brand.
9. Chatting everywhere. "热闹" is translated into "Hitze-Krach" in German. They talk loudly in restaurants. They avoid quiet places. The most popular entertainment in China is eating, they like having meals with families and friends.
10. More and more leftover women. Those women that marry late and are above 27 years old are defined as "leftover women".
11. They enjoy life, but don't like bearing children. The age of family planning has gone, but most Chinese won't need a second child, because raising a child costs too much. They prefer to spend money on cars, traveling and smartphones.
12. Parents are often the matchmakers of their children. The scene is like this: the parents gather in parks and holding a sign reading "my son, 28, handsome and from key university, is seeking for a girl as a soul mate. She must be willing to bear children".