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One question: is it appropiate to wear white in China?
As far as I know it's the color that represent death and it's used in funerals in the Eastern Cultures, is China amongst them?
I saw many Chinese/Japanese wearing white during summer time when I was in China and Japan and I have been there many times. The white bridal gowns have also become very popular among the new generation brides. A few days ago, one of my colleagues (she is Chinese) just showed me her wedding pictures and she was in a white gown.
White clothes in China and Japan is exactly the same as black clothes in USA.
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Old 07-13-2006, 02:29 AM
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I saw many Chinese/Japanese wearing white during summer time when I was in China and Japan and I have been there many times. The white bridal gowns have also become very popular among the new generation brides. A few days ago, one of my colleagues (she is Chinese) just showed me her wedding pictures and she was in a white gown.
White clothes in China and Japan is exactly the same as black clothes in USA.
Thanks for your answer!:):):)
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Old 07-13-2006, 03:18 AM
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Spain's Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, leave a business conference in a Shanghai hotel, during an official visit to China, July 13, 2006

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Old 07-13-2006, 03:24 AM
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One question: is it appropiate to wear white in China?
As far as I know it's the color that represent death and it's used in funerals in the Eastern Cultures, is China amongst them?
that's what is being discussed above.

i don't think there's a problem though. people in the west wear black sometimes, without meaning a death or funeral.
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Old 07-13-2006, 04:15 AM
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In the news radio, are saying that the Princes at that time are flying to Pekin.
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Old 07-13-2006, 04:28 AM
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Ahh...it would be great to go to China, Pekin is probably a very interesting city.
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http://es.news.yahoo.com/13072006/4/...tro-pekin.html

Tomorrow's inauguration of the Cervantes Institute in Beijing will have a live broadcast through the Internet. See the page:
http://www.cervantes.es/portada_b.htm



The Princes of Asturias are expected to arrive at 10:00 AM, when they will preside over the inauguration act. After the speeches, the Princes, accompanied by the authorities, will visit the exhibition 'Laberinto de Museos' and visit the new library of the Institute, which is named after Antonio Machado.

Finally, a Spanish wine will be served; in this case, a white Marqués de Riscal Sauvignon de 2005, and a Pintia 2002 de Toro.

http://es.news.yahoo.com/13072006/4/...cervantes.html
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The Princes of Asturias presided today over the signature of a cooperation agreement between the Institute of Exterior Commerce (ICEX) and the International School of China-Europe Business (CEIBS) of Shanghai, considered the best one of Asia and which counts with an important support of Spain.

The Princes visited the school and they were photographed with the nine Spanish students who study there. After their visit to the CEIBS, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia traveled to Beijing, where tonight they will be received by the Chinese Minister of Commerce, Bo Xilai, along with people in charge of the main companies of the country. Tomorrow, they will inaugurate the new headquarters of the Cervantes Institute.
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Old 07-13-2006, 07:17 AM
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The Princes of Asturias are expected to arrive at 10:00 AM, when they will preside over the inauguration act.

At 10:00 Am in China or in Spain????
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At 10:00 Am in China or in Spain?
10:00 AM in China. To be up to date with the Chinese time, check the following link:

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_CN.aspx


Here are the Londonfeatures' thumbnails from the business conference in a Shanghai:

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10:00 AM in China. To be up to date with the Chinese time, check the following link:

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Many thanks!!
If i want to see the inaguration i have to wake up at 4:00am
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If i want to see the inaguration i have to wake up at 4:00am
Me too!!! No way, I wouldn't do that for nobody, even for my favourite royal couple!
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CRISIÑAKY that is absolutely absurd. You give more importance it of which really it has. Simply it´s a white suit.
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:48 AM
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I dont think it is "absurd", cultures like the chinese one have many strong values that can cause lots of headaches in the protocolar aspects of a visit like this. I dont know what the meaning of the white is for them, but i hope the princes are advised on what to wear and what not. It is polite to know your hosts and behave in a way that you dont cause conflicts.
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CRISIÑAKY that is absolutely absurd. You give more importance it of which really it has. Simply it´s a white suit.
We've all had such a nice, open discussion in the Posting Habits of the Spanish Forum thread that resulted in a mass agreement for everyone to try a bit harder to see each other's points of view and to be more open to various comments and opinons. And everyone was trying so hard and doing well at that in the Visit by Pope Benedict thread, let's not slip back to the uncomfortable and aggressive manner of posting.

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Letizia looks too plain in her visit. She could have worn some of her other beautiful outfits. Too simple for such an important visit. Just my opinion.
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I found this link that can be useful about the subject. http://us2.mofcom.gov.cn/aarticle/ab...100004548.html

I cut and paste the part that talks about it:
"Colours and clothing

Colours

In Chinese culture there are three central colours: red, black and white.
Red, being the colour of blood, symbolises the positive aspects of life such as happiness, wealth, fame etc. Red is always associated with good luck.

Black, being the colour of faeces is associated with dirt, sin, evil, disasters, sadness, cruelty and suffering among other negative things. Black signifies bad fortune and must not be worn during festivals, wedding celebrations etc. or used in home decoration. Black symbolises a lack of civilisation and backwardness. However, traditions associated with this colour are quickly fading, and among the younger generations black can be frequently seen as a clothing colour.

White symbolises the mother’s milk and is intermediate between red and black, balancing the two colours. It signifies moderation, purity, honesty and life, but is also used at funerals as it is believed it can harmonise all elements. It can be used in all rituals and ceremonies as it is essentially neutral. Other colours are classified according to their relative darkness and lightness and associated significance thereof. "
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I dont think it is "absurd", cultures like the chinese one have many strong values that can cause lots of headaches in the protocolar aspects of a visit like this. I dont know what the meaning of the white is for them, but i hope the princes are advised on what to wear and what not. It is polite to know your hosts and behave in a way that you dont cause conflicts.

Your are roughly right, but first the dress code is meanly for official acts not for those like the arrival; then as we can see China is a country were the ancestral traditions are a little bit ( euphemism ) overturn by an event which is calling " the maoist revolution" and the official dress code is a little change too, isen't it So, I don't think that the Princess could doing a great mistake if she was dress in totally white. What is the opinion of the East Asian specialists ? ( I'm not)
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This couple has been working none stop. Thanks for all the pics.
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