When Western Media Covers HK – Why Do Many Caucasians Support Chinese but Condemn Hong Kongers?

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I have been following this news about Hong Kong being most racist in the world, and so glad that the name of Hong Kong has been cleared after some tough work our friendly blogger did:

The western media does not seem to pay a lot of attention to HK except when HK is being condemned for being a racist country (please do not tell me calling Hong Kong a country isn’t PC). I have some rather difficult to digest thoughts to share:

  • Self-abased but self-important
    Chinese are ashamed of the history baggage they all share – being beaten at many wars by Japanese and Western countries. The low self-esteem amongst the Chinese is not spoken, they are not even aware of this problem. For example, when you asked them about WWII, all they focus on was Japan’s invasion and what a humiliation that was to China, but fail to discuss the war on a different level.
    They cannot face the deeply rooted problems Chinese all share, nor could they admit the problems and try to correct them (well detailed by Joe Chung’s book “I Don’t Want to be Chinese Again” – no English translation available yet. This book is banned, obviously, in China but have a lot of awakening facts and argument about Chinese people). The so called history baggage has been suppressing Chinese. However, given the recent decades of economic advancement, Chinese seem to have become extremely self-important because of the new wealth they have – just look at the luxury shops and see how they behave, as if “one can do anything he wants as long as he has money”. The extremely self-abased people are now loaded with money, a new tool for exploitation from an individual to a global level, they are not extremely self-important. “Extreme self-abased turns into extreme self-important” – a phrase Hong Kongers use on its own people
  • “Persecutory delusion”
    Chinese is tuned or trained to believe that they have been suffering from discrimination across the world and the western world, in particular, have mistreated Chinese for centuries. Every time there is any sort of incidents caused by their behaviour (for example, the formula powder shortage problem), Chinese would come out shouting they are being discriminated. This deeply rooted mindset cannot be changed. They enjoy being the powerless victims when things happen to them, because of the point below
  • White guilt
    Western world did start war in China, even colonised some Asian countries or imported Asian for cheap labours for decades. This somehow imposed a guilt amongst the Caucasians thinking they need to protect the “yellow skin fellows”
  • Who are Hong Kongers?
    Hong Kongers are seen by the Western world a more civialised country than China (because the British government had taught Hong Kongers a lot of universal values and simply because the world know that communist countries cannot work). Hence, Hong Kongers are being seen equals on the level of “social sophistication”. Unfortunately, because of the skin colour, Caucasians still can’t quite see Hong Kongers with yellow skin as their equals! Caucasians in general do think they are more superior than the coloured people – many deny and say this type of comment is racist. But I think people prefer to stick to those who are similar to themselves – in terms of appearance, believes, tradition, etc. We often generalise things, and judge people by their skin or they way they dress. Generalisation is built-in self-protection mechanism – we hang out with people look and behave similar to ourselves, so we know what to expect and what not to do, the most extreme is we stereotype others so that we will be extra carefully when we meet someone who looks and speaks differently than ourselves. Here’s a massive conflicts!
  • How should we treat Chinese?
    Because of the White Guilt, Caucasians want to save those “poor coloured people”. This fits perfectly when the Chinese love to promote their “victim” identity. Although they are not shy about their wealth, they have no problem emphasizing their imaginary victim identity which trigger the sympathy of kind-hearten people (may it be Caucasians or local Hong Kongers) – the people from Hong Kong (as said before, a more civilised country) must help educate the less educated and less civilised Chinese! Please remember, China’s economy is amongst the top three, the people who play this “victim” game aren’t those poor ones – they are the ones who can afford to travel around the world and buy expensive handbags, etc (a fantastic example here in recent news). However, the western world, perhaps being blinded by the White Guilt, yes, the Brits have taught the Hong Kongers a lot things (values, justice, honesty, etc), but back then the Brits have the absolute power, it was relatively easier for them. Now that China has Hong Kong’s sovereignty and has an upper hand over Hong Kong (the worst is many Hong Kongers believe that if it wasn’t for China, Hong Kong had died) Hong Kong, as a nation of 7 million people, is in no position to educate or transform China, a nation with 1.3 billion people.

**let me repeat one more time: the term “Chinese” in my blog when referring to human beings is “national Chinese” not “racial Chinese”**

Chinese Condemn Man U. HK Supporters for Not Saying They’re from “Hong Kong, China”

As Sir Ferguson led the Manchester United football team the very last time at Old Trafford Stadium, a couple of Hong Kong supporters flew all the way to show their gratitude to their hero, a legendary manager.

I’d imagine that if an Irish man was in the same situation, he would signed off as “from Ireland”, and Scottish fellow would very likely to sign it off as “from Scotland”.

However, after this photo was published online, “complaints” started flooding to the forums, condemning this Man. U. fan for not writing “Hong Kong, China” in his handmade signage.

Hong Kong netizens, of course, immediately felt the comments made by Chinese (from China) offensive – after all, during the time when the Brits ruled Hong Kong, and their appearance (DNA, blood, whatever) is very different from Hong Kongers, they have never demanded Hong Kongers to call themselves British Hong Konger, nor would they required us to say we are from “Hong Kong, British Colony”.

A little fact to show Hong Kong is separated from China: when someone wants to dial a Hong Kong number from elsewhere in the world, the country code is +852 as oppose to China’s +86.

This is not the first time Chinese from China are upset about Hong Kongers refusing to say they are from China or refused to call themselves Chinese. Badcanto, a friendly blogger, wrote a lot about this kind of “conflicts”.

For some reason, Chinese always say Hong Kongers are Chinese when they need help from Hong Kongers (e.g. after the Sichuan earthquakes, which HK government donated billions of dollars in different occasions despite the majority of the public is against the donation as people of Hong Kong cannot trust any funding could reach the victims but the corrupt officials, they would use the “excuse” of “blood is thicker than water” – isn’t this used to described real blood relatives? Since when this applies to a nationality, which is something that everyone can choose?).

However, when Hong Kong people tell Chinese off for their uncivilised behaviours (e.g. answering nature’s call in the public, not queuing, being rude, spitting, littering, smuggling formula powder, etc) or say that CCP is evil, Chinese would go crazy and tell Hong Kongers to leave Hong Kong as Hong Kong is China’s land and Hong Kongers should not continue to live in Hong Kong (our home!) if we do not like China!

One of the “argument” when they come across Hong Kongers saying they’re not Chinese or Hong Kongers pointing out that Chinese are rude/impolite/not civilised (many incidents we witness day in day out), they would simply reply “with black hair and yellow skin, you are Chinese too! So you don’t have the right to tell your ‘fellow Chinese’ off.”

Not everyone with black hair and yellow skin is not Chinese – last time I check Japanese and Korean are with black hair and yellow(-ish) skin (as opposed to Caucasians) too! Some extremist in China would say “of course Japanese and Korean are Chinese! Their ancestors went to Japan and Korea back in the old days.” Isn’t this hilarious? I have yet to meet any English who would say Americans and Australians are all English. At the same time, many American who were originally from other countries would not call themselves Italian, English, African or anything if their families have been there for long enough.

By the way, Tibetans don’t look like Chinese based on the skin and hair colour standard, but why is Tibet part of China? This can go on! I came across this article, which explains a bit of how this kind of mind set is formed.

Chip Tsao, a famous columnist and radio talk-show host, once said that Chinese as well as the government in China are experts at “moving the goal posts” – that means the rule are set by them but they can move it around whichever way they want to ensure that they would always win the game. I can’t agree more on this front – Chinese and especially the officials are indeed experts in bending the rules the way that favour them!

Saw the below example recently, and reminded me about Mr. Tsao’s comment above:

At a Foreign Ministry’s press conference, a journalist asked the ministry’s spokesperson Hua Chunying why China has to implement the “online real name system”.

Hua said, “everyone needs to be responsible for what they say. Some people use the internet to spread rumours, so the ‘real name system’ must be implemented.”

Journalist followed up, “Is every one responsible for their behaviours then? If so, why hasn’t anyone taken the responsibility of the Jerry-built buildings in Sichuan which killed a lot of children?

Hua replied, “this is a different matter!”

ANGRY! 70% of Students in HK’s Universities are Mainland Chinese!!!

I do not suppose anyone would disagree that universities in Hong Kong should give priority to Hong Kong students.

In Hong Kong, the number of students from China has been growing while the number of spaces for the local Hong Kong students has been stagnant. Bear in mind the fact that these universities are partly funded by the Hong Kong SAR government, which means tax payers in Hong Kong are funding foreign students.

The latest statistics show that an alarming 70% of the postgraduate students in the universities in Hong Kong are Chinese from Mainland China. These universities explain that recruiting foreign students is a way to internationalise their schools. However, the so called “internationalisation” is misleading! A truly internationlised university should have students from all over the world, which is what universities in Hong Kong used to be, but not from ONE SINGLE COUNTRY.

The majority of these so called “international” students from China have the traditionally Chinese mentality – refuse to emigrate into the local society nor would they embrace the local culture, criticise Hong Kong and the people of Hong Kong, victimise themselves when they provoke public outcry. Here are a few blog posts by another blogger about these students from China:

City University incident

Student from China Calls HKer DOGS

Poly U China Students Hates HK

One thing I want to say is if these students from China despise their host universities and their host country (Hong Kong) and if China is such a wonderful place in all aspects, why did they CHOOSE to come to Hong Kong to study? Why did they CHOOSE to work in Hong Kong after they graduated? All they want is the Hong Kong identity cards or use Hong Kong as a platform for them to immigrate to other countries!

Hong Kong students are working on raising fund to place advertisements in newspapers. Below are the first round of designs, you can also visit the Facebook group which was set up a while ago:

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There have been numerous cases that clearly shows these universities favours students from China. The banners they put up in the campuses are in Simplified Chinese instead of the official written language – Traditional Chinese. Announcements are written with China terminologies. There’s a case recently reported by the press which was extremely controversial (also shows how ungrateful those Chinese students could be, CY Leung helped him to get his degree, and he turned around and said CY Leung would unlikely to uphold justice during his tenure as Hong Kong SAR’s Chief Executive).

Another thought: The world is getting really confused about how to differentiate between Hong Kongers and Chinese, sometimes they mixed Taiwanese up with Chinese as well! I can honestly say, this would insult the genuine Taiwanese and Hong Kongers who have their national pride.

Hong Kong Commie’s Banner: Korean and Japanese are also Chinese

According to Chinese (I’m referring to mainland Chinese, in case you aren’t following this blog, hence a bit confused about why isn’t HKer Chinese), Chinese include: Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Singapore, Macau and Hong Kong people…
They’re considering to take over the universe perhaps?
American government should beware!

Abridged Dictionary of Politically Incorrect Hongkongese

The following banners are believed to be from Hong Kong Youth Care Association (HKYCA), which is the Hong Kong branch of Beijing-backed Shenzhen Care Association and Shenzhen Anti-Cult Association.
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Banner on the left: Hongkonger, Macau people, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Thai, Singaporean, Korean, and Japanese are all Chinese!

Banner in the middle: Diaoyu Islands belong to us Chinese. The Islands also belong to you! Long live the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity!!

Banner on the right: Next station is Tokyo, Japan. Station after next station is Washington, USA.

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PLA Takes Land in Central – HKSAR Government as Accomplice

The China government is wasting no time in “conquering” Hong Kong! After live ammunition military exercise in Hong Kong, they want to build military facilities in our land too! If it wasn’t for a small hand full of less biased media in HK, this would have gone without anybody noticing!
You can email to tpbpd@pland.gov.hk to express your view (hopefully to object it), or use this link (only works on IE) https://pub31.tpb.gov.hk/pems/Representation.html?id=HsRR7mqbvQOUoN0DMKQhOoMKTMqmh%2Bqi

The Real Hong Kong News

The House News

15th April 2013

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解放軍中環搶地政府幫兇

The majority of the people of Hong Kong have no idea that the HKSAR government is planning to allocate a plot of 30,000 sq. ft. land at the Central Promenade to the People’s Liberal Army (PLA) for military use. The HKSAR government has submitted the amendments to the Town Planning Board, and today (15th April 2013) is the last day for public to submit their comment on the amendments. Once the amendment of the outline zoning plan is approved, the PLA will have the right to build a military facility that is ten meters tall with a total surface area of 100,000 sq. ft. without getting approval from the Town Planning Board nor having public consultation. This facility will be around 200 meters away from the Tamar Park and the…

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Beijing blocks free Hong Kong elections – The Vancouver Sun Reports

By Jonathan Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun

The Chinese government has made it clear it has no intention of living up to its promise to allow voters among Hong Kong’s 7.1 million people to freely elect their government leader.

Beijing has repeatedly put off the democratic reforms it promised 30 years ago during negotiations before the 1997 return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty after 155 years of British rule.

China’s stalling and its heavy-handed dealings with Hong Kong have sparked repeated peaceful demonstrations in Hong Kong since the handover.

But Beijing’s latest announcement that it will keep a veto over whatever Hong Kong voters decide has heightened demands for universal suffrage.

 

This is the first news article in the Western world that reports the situation without being biased. Clear evidence of China breaches the Sino-British Joint-Declaration by blocking a fair and free election in Hong Kong repeatedly (the so called political reformed in 2012 did not provide Hong Kong a more democratic election).

Shanghai pressures Hong Kong to shut up on H7N9

H7N9 Outbreak – sealing all information will prevent the disease from spreading? Who are you joking China?

Abridged Dictionary of Politically Incorrect Hongkongese

Next Magazine issue no. 1205 (via tvb4life)

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