2. Don’t Spit
Anyone who travels in China knows that it’s a spitting culture, where people (especially the older generation) spray saliva on the streets with abandon. It can be a little unsettling for the genteel traveler, especially when the spitter chews red Betal nuts and their sputum looks like blood. Chalk it up to a cultural difference, as it’s just not considered rude there. Some believe it helps ward off evil spirits. However, cross over to Hong Kong and it is prohibited to spit in public. In fact, you can be fined up to HK$5,000 for doing so.