We don't have to bother, of course, because most Chinese business visitors to the UK take the trouble to learn to speak at least some English. Not so the average visitor to China - during the whole time I've been travelling to China on business I've only met two British business travellers who could speak any Chinese. Both of them were young, and had taught themselves, so they had an edge.
That said, some of the signs you see there are amusing. In one hotel I stayed at there was a sign in the room asking me to "Play with yourself quietly after night comes and every person will thank you".
wolfie3000. Will now spend some time studying the site. Thanks. Some of the signs remind me of the instructions we used to get for such things as Tape Recorders way back in the 1960's, when we bought them for items made in China and Japan. We found them very frustrating at the time. I remember thinkng "Why don't they employ a proof reader from the U.K.?"
Reminds of days gone bye when I used to build plastic model kits, mainly Airfix but the occasional Tamiya and some of the far east transalations made absoloutely no sense at all, thank god they usually had fairly clear diagrams to help things along as to what part went were.....