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A different world to the Western bubble many of us have grown up in, China offers rich history, dazzling landscapes and a myriad of unusual customs that can't help but leave you wondering what on earth is going on. Here are ten of the best:. Whilst grappling with chopsticks can be a bit tricky for the uninitiated on their first trip to China, try not to make the mistake of jabbing them into that succulent dumpling or bowl of rice. This is reminiscent of the placement of incense at a funeral - and is essentially an omen of death.