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The Chinese will never let you pay the bill if you don’t insist on it. You might just pay the bill really fast, or even sneak to the cashier and pay secretly before the meal ends. Don’t find it strange when people fight and rush and shout in order to have the privilege to pay the bill. This is the Chinese way to show hospitality, friendship, and generosity. If you lose the opportunity to pay the bill, make sure to express some reluctance and frustration. And don’t forget to show your appreciation to the person who has the honor.

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