Throughout this month. I learned a lot of things. I learned about China’s business, culture, and Christianity.
The businesses in China we visited are mainly US companies and only some local companies. It is hard for a US business to grow in China because of government regulations. That is why, they need to have a joint venture with a local company in order to establish the government relationship. I also learned that due to China’s rapid economic development, it causes issues to the environment, making China one of the most poluted country in the world. China is still trying to fix this issue (e.g. electric cars).
Then, some of the culture between Chinese and Americans. Chinese people are more indirect in their culture (even though their language is very direct). In the US, people are used to being direct in coveying their messages. Also, the Chinese is a more together society whereas the US is a more individualistic society.
As for Christianity, it is easier to be a Christian and live out your faith in China compared to Indonesia, my home, because Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world whereas here, the government doesn’t really care about religion as long as it doesn’t interupt the government. But as for Churches, it is hard to establish a Church. It needs to be approve by the government with strick regulations. The one that got approve may only preach shallow sermon. That is why there are unofficial church (a.k.a. underground churches) that also preached the Gospel.
Overall, through the businesses, I can see that God can use business to spread the Love of God. Although inderectly, other people can see God through the people who live their life according to the word of God. Only God can change a nation to be good in their moral values as well as advancing.