Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in China to discuss a trade deal. It's laughable for Canada to believe it can negotiate a "progressive" trade agenda with the Chinese.
This highly-stylised slice of the Orient was originally a defence against racism.
Chinese professionals are influenced by the Confucian values. This means they are uncomfortable with refusing tasks or questioning directions, unlike their Australian counterparts.
To understand the full scale of the world's linguistic diversity, we should be thinking about languages and how speakers relate to them.