The Chinese have had many beliefs, one of the oldest and most popular is ancestor warship. Since as long as anyone could remember, the Chinese have made offerings to their ancestors, whom they thought were there guardians. There were other beliefs also though, such as :
Confucianism, which is a set of moral philosophy, comes from the teachings Confucius. Confucius lived from 551 to 479 BC, he stresses life was at its best during the times of love between parents and children, That's why traditional parents are very strict with teaching their children about respect. It' also said that those who respect their parents, can also be faithful to friends and loyal to the emperor.
Taoism, is a religion emphasizing harmony between a man and nature. It is believed that harmony with nature is the only way to find peace.
Buddhism, shows that life is just hardship and suffering, and that unless a person can rid him/her self of greed and desires, that person shall be reincarnated( reborn into a new body) till he/she does.