English political correctness in China
Using of the english adjective "civilized" seems to be really sensitive when speaking with some chinese people.
Incidentally, I had the same experience as Julien in the following TV broadcast (Crossover) with "civilized" meaning refined and polished (优雅的意思差不多).
In consequence, I now try to avoid this adjective altogether.
1. Having a highly developed society and culture.
2. Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, ethical, and reasonable
3. Marked by refinement in taste and manners; cultured; polished.
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