2: More than half of Chinese people practice kung fu
The statement is false. Kung fu stars Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan may both be of Chinese origin, but that doesn’t mean every single Chinese you meet on the street will be a potential kung fu master.
When a robbery happens, we call the police instead of disabling the thief ourselves with a sequence of fancy Black Tiger fists. Seriously.
In fact, kung fu is far less popular
than soccer, basketball or ping pong among ordinary Chinese. In my own case, neither me, nor any of my friends or relatives, practice kung fu. Surprisingly, however, four of the eight questioned thought this was true, including three Belorussians who had only been in China for a couple of days. And New Zealander Jonathan Tierney, although having lived in Shanghai for a year, also bekung lieved kung fu to be a hugely popular sport in China.