Chinese men get grey hair as well.

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When high ranking Chinese politicians step onto stages, they do so in blue formal suits and with black hair. Video showing former premier minister Zhu Rongji with his natural grey hair demonstrated what everybody guessed all along: many dye their hair. Celia Hatton from the “BBC” answers the question as to why dying is of importance for Chinese politicians in office.
 
That state television showing Zhu Rongji with grey hair at a conference together with other retired Chinese leaders spurred a lively discussion focusing less on what was said but that grey hair was publicly displayed. This commitment to advanced age was welcomed and lauded by many, but also perceived as a shocking break of protocol. In fact, acting politicians regularly dye their hair and wear formal suits so similar that individuals are hard to distinguish from some distance. Professor Steve Tsang from the University of Nottingham explains this uniformity of Chinese leaders as an example of well considered impression formation. In their appearance they symbolize the discipline, unity and collectivity of the leading group and the Party in general. In addition, the suits now express a “new tradition” after having taken over from the uniforms inspired by Mao Zedong decades ago.
 
Some observers remark that stressing the collective nature of the leadership also implies a tendency to dodge individual responsibility. This must not necessarily be true as the singling out of undisciplined party members in the fight against corruption shows. However, the uniform appearance of the Chinese leadership is a nice example for collectivism. As many historical events confirm, Chinese leaders are neither less emotional than other individuals nor is the system free from infighting, but such inner workings are not publicly displayed. Even if the hair may not be dyed and no suit resembling a uniform is worn, to recall the picture of the Chinese leadership can help to understand business partners from collectivistic countries better in their wording and social behavior.