Chinese have no long-term societal plan ... their objective is only to do their thing in practical terms, raise a family etc.
Further to what I wrote above --- Yesterday, I noticed a new shop in the center of our town. "Abid's Rugs" ... A minor thing?
My initial thought was "hmmm, business as I think of it is about money (only) - and an arab name in our town (all jews of course, lol) is a MAJOR deterrent to sales from locals here, not an asset and absolutely hurts / limits business
We already have many such businesses with an arab's first name even though no owner / operators actually live here. At first glance, seems only my hairdresser is the only one smart enough business-wise to use a neutral name ( "----- Steet Hairdresser" ...
All others have first name as first word in the company name ... (one short block has 3 such in fact)
Then it came to me ... (lightbulb flashing) ... it's not just about sales and profit, it about the "presence" and even more about "us feeling" the presence .... and feeling it increasing
The more I thought about ... it dawned on me that ALL except my Shia hairdresser are Sunni
It's all about the "long-term end game" .. and each person playing their "role" .... and there are a LOT more players in it with "roles" (however minor) than we'd like to think there are
I don't know enough about it cc..
it's strange how it transcends ethnic, linguistic and national lines.