Stereotypes are alive and well all around the world, not just in China.
"...And thus did they conform to national stereotypes. In an age of supposed globalization, when we are all allegedly becoming more alike -- listening to the same American music, buying the same Chinese products -- it is astonishing how absolutely British the British remain and how thoroughly French are the French. Both countries need to change state spending patterns and cut budgets to cope with economic crisis. Faced with this challenge, the British have stiffened their upper lips -- while the French have taken to the streets."