FAQ: The Questions about Asians that You’re Afraid to Ask

  • Statistics — China’s population accounts for 18% of the world’s population, plus another 60 million or so people of Chinese descent that don’t live in China. So roughly , one in five people (not Asians, people!) in the world are Chinese. If you’re going to blindly guess with nothing else to go off of, Chinese is statistically your best guess.
  • Language — To be honest, we cheat when we play this “guess who” game. Nothing like a casual bit of eavesdropping to fast track things.
  • Facial features — … good luck …

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