Westerns tend to pride themselves on being punctual.
Easterners tend to approximate the ‘required’ time.
This is one of twenty-four differences between eastern and western cultures as drawn in Liu Yang’s book “Ost trifft West” or “East Meets West,” a young artist from Beijing currently living in Germany. She described the social and cultural differences between Eastern and Western cultures. (NB Just in case: West is Blue, East is Red).
Whereas I have seen a few of these on other websites, I am posting them one at a time, giving you the opportunity to see them one at a time and leave a comment whether or not you agree.