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Rude to Touch in China?

It is not appropriate to touch Hokkiens on their shoulder, also don’t touch them in any other way. This strongly applies to all Chinese in general, it is a big offense to tap/touch someone on the shoulder. It is said that by touch/tapping someone’s shoulder, you would put out one of three holy flames inside the person’s body. This will cause a lot of bad luck to that particular person.

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