China is a country full of many beliefs and customs which account for their superstitions. Every country, culture and religion has superstitions, which explains why they do certain things which may seem strange to us. Seeing as China is heavy influencing most of the world in one way or another, getting accustomed to some of these superstations may be beneficial for when you meet a Chinese person or try to establish business with them. So when you go on your China Flights and have your China Tours, bear it in mind.
The most commonly known superstitions by most of the western countries is the large importance placed on the numbers 4 and 8. The number 4 in China is an unlucky number as when pronounced in Chinese, sounds similar to death. Chinese people try to avoid using the number 4 as much as possible. So if you see a building without a 4th floor that is the reason. The number 8 is associated with wealth as when pronounced it sounds similar to it and so is seen as being extremely lucky. For example mobile phones and number plates ending with the number 8, are considerably more costly.
Another popular superstition of the Chinese people is that eating noodles will not be easy in China. This is because the popular belief is that an uncut noodle in soup will increase longevity. If the noodle is cut it will cut the longevity. Some times people may chock if the noodle is too long. Not only this but Chinese people eat noodles when it is their birthday as they believe it will increase longevity.