Survey says Chinese cuisines represent China's culture best
Chinese cuisines have become the most favorable element representing China's rich culture among foreigners, according to the 2016-2017 China National Image Global Survey released on Friday.
The survey interviewed citizens in 22 countries, with 500 respondents from each country. Among the 11,000 surveyed, 52 percent picked Chinese cuisine as a representative of Chinese culture, while almost 80 percent saying they had tried it, with the majority of whom spoke highly of it.
Chinese medicine and martial arts also stood out as significant representatives of Chinese culture, picked by 47 and 44 percent, respectively.
Over half of the respondents who said they had tried Chinese medicine gave it the thumbs up as well.
The survey was conducted by the Center for International Communication Studies under the China Foreign Languages Publishing Administration, and Kantar Millward Brown and Lightspeed.