June (ataraxiaa) wrote in prchina,

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Hey all,

I went to Beijing, China this summer and whenever I went out or shopping, people would ask me whether I was Chinese or not. And thus, store owners would try to take advantage of me and give me outrageous prices. When I was on Xiu Shui Jie, this lady even called out to me in English and told me to come into her store. I am 100% Chinese, but I was born and raised in the US. I don’t know what it is… I can speak fluently in Chinese and I look Chinese (I think), but they are like “你的旗帜不像中国姑娘” and stuff. Not this coming semester, but next semester I am going to go to Beijing or Shanghai to study abroad. So how can you tell foreigners apart from Chinese people and how can I act to blend in more so I don’t get cheated? Thanks…
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