Europe might have got the phrase “chin-chin” from China but its toasting rituals have traditionally been quite different. Photo: Getty Images Europe might have got the phrase “chin-chin” from China but its toasting rituals have traditionally been quite different. Photo: Getty Images
Europe might have got the phrase “chin-chin” from China but its toasting rituals have traditionally been quite different. Photo: Getty Images

Food and Drinks

Chin-chin! How a Chinese drinking toast became popular in Europe

  • The Mandarin phrase ‘qing qing’ is historically used for drinking rituals in China but rarely used today
  • Toasting is so important in Chinese culture that children are taught from an early age how to do it properly

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Europe might have got the phrase “chin-chin” from China but its toasting rituals have traditionally been quite different. Photo: Getty Images Europe might have got the phrase “chin-chin” from China but its toasting rituals have traditionally been quite different. Photo: Getty Images
Europe might have got the phrase “chin-chin” from China but its toasting rituals have traditionally been quite different. Photo: Getty Images
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