It is a truth universally acknowledged that the main reason to exist for a bridge is connecting. It could be connecting two banks of a river, two sides of a sea strait, it does not matter, what it matters is that it connects. And that’s exactly what we do, we connect two different worlds, the East and the West, we allow communication.
If you ask a Westener coming back from the first visit to China or a Chinese after his/her first trip to Europe what was it like the answer would be the very same: “Oh well, it’s another world.” “Another”, that’s different. “World” an whole different world made up of different ways of living, of thinking, different culture, history, habits, religions and even different names. That’s why it is very common among expats living in China or Chinese people living in Europe to choose a Chinese name or an English name. Why should they do so? That’s simply told: to shorten the distance.