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”**

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Chinese Call for Referendum

This is a recent post by Mainland Chinese in response to the new measures imposed by Hong Kong SAR government to tackle the formula powder shortage.

HK Government QNMLGB (please see note 1)!

Starting today, Mainlanders call for a referendum:

  1. China to limit electricity supply to Kong Kong – each Hong Konger will be allocated 2 units per day
  2. China to limit fresh water supply to Hong Kong – each Hong Konger will be allocated 2 liters per day

If any one to be found out using more than the above quota will be sentence for life and subject to lifetime deprivation of political rights (please see note 2).

Hong Kong Government: QNMLGB!!!

 

Reply to this post by another Chinese:

Have you no idea about how much of your (Hong Kong’s) resources is from China? Garbage running dogs dare to bite their owners (i.e. China)?

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Note 1: Chinese (mainland Chinese) very often use English letters to represent and abbreviate swear words as they’re think using them on blog and websites could make them look less civilised. QNMLGB is a “coded swear word”, which means “f**k your mothers smelly c**t”

Note 2: deprivation of political rights is a typical “punishment” in China, very often activities of human rights campaigns that are found guilty will be given this “punishment”

Do You Think Hong Kongers are Qualified to “Tolerate and Forgive”?

In 2012, Hong Kong recorded the total of 50,000,000 tourists, and the majority of them are mainland Chinese. Let’s put this number into context. 50,000,000 visitors is seven times of Hong Kong’s population. Can you imagine a place received tourists amounted to seven times of its population? In addition, these tourists are mainly from the same country. The number of floating population of a tiny area amounts to seven times of the area’s population, putting tremendous pressure of this place, challenging this place’s maximum capacity,  namely: geographical, physical and psychological capacities. At the same time, the influx of visitors is changing the value, lifestyle and direction of development of this place, and more importantly, affecting this place’s structure and future.

The irony is, fake-left-wings politicians and middle class still believe that they are the host of this place. They, with an attitude of being superior and pretend to be humanitarians, ask Hong Kongers to tolerate. how could 7 million people tolerate and forgive 50 million people? How could you ask the disadvantaged to tolerate and forgive the invasion of a much stronger nation which armies can be easily mobilised? The cinemas, local eateries and co-op stores that once belonged to the 7 million people, are turned into pharmacies, jewellery shops and handbag stores that belong to 50 million people. The houses, school spaces, formula powder of these 7 million people were taken away by the 50 million people, and the 7 million people have to tolerate and forgive. The free market of 7 million people is being severely disrupted by a non-free market owned by 1.3 billion people, and the 7 million people have to tolerate and forgive… It is always the privilege of the stronger side to tolerate and forgive the weak and disadvantaged. Asking those who are being bullied and pushed around to tolerate and forgive is a self-deception concept.

An article by Chan King-Fai (a Hong Kong commentator) called “The Limit of a Tourist Destination Unvealed by Formula Powder Shortage” said that to any place in the world, a  massive amount of tourists entering it uncontrolled can affect it substantially, not only on its economy. Focusing purely on free flow of tourists, allowing a place to be penetrated by an outside power, the consequence could be just like Zygmunt Bauman said “helplessly shackled to localities that are slipping away from their grasp“.

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Follow up on Beijing Woman Slams Hong Kong Movie “Vulgaria”

Please refer to my last post Beijing Woman Slams Hong Kong Movie “Vulgaria” to get an understanding of this news.

After investigations, the netizens and media found out a bit more about this prize winner. Jia XuanNing wrote another “critic piece” on a China produced movie “Lost in Thailand (泰囧)” which was openly accused by the Thailand government for insulting Thai people. Ms. Jia praised this movie in her critic and said that “(the movie) brings popular fun to the pre-Lunar New Year dullness in China”. The movie itself, according to sources and Thai people, blatantly smears the Thai. Ms. Jia’s critic piece is available in Simplified Chinese here.

Columnists today, in response to this new “discovery”, wrote a fair few pieces (example 1 and 2). In short, they think that Ms. Jia is “double standard” and “is a typical China Communist party member – who defends China and Chinese blindly even though they are in the wrong”.

According to netizens, in a nut shell, the mentality of China Communists is: people outside of China (that is the rest of the world including Hong Kong) who portrait the negatives of Chinese and China are discriminating Chinese because they envy China’s wealth, but Chinese can do whatever they like (mocking other races, calling Caucasians names despite faking a smile in front of them, etc) and Chinese people would glorify their acts and use propaganda to influence (some call it “brainwash”) other Chinese people; and the outsiders (including Hong Kongers) is wrong about doing a certain thing, but it’s perfectly ok for Chinese to do the same thing.

In Ms. Jia’s critic piece on “Lost in Thailand” she said the complete opposite of what she wrote in the critic about the HK movie Vulgaria:

China produced comedy may create a new style of “Lunar New Year movie”, to demonstrate a stronger local character (of China) to the world.

In her critic on Vulgaria (the HK produced movie that targets HK locals), Ms. Jia said that the sarcasm of Chinese in Vulgaria is discriminating Chinese (Ms. Jia is accused to have selectively ignored the fact that the movie makes fun of local Hong Kongers most of the time).

A few columnists said that Ms. Jia is only a higher paid “50 cents” (she won HK$50,000 for what she wrote about Vulgaria). Newspapers also reported today that Ms. Jia is closely related to the judge panel of this prize, which is supported by the HKSAR government (that is tax payers are funding it). Some said that this is only a little step of China’s influence and propaganda to brainwash and “correct” Hong Kongers’ feelings against Chinese.

 

Chinese Being Discrimated by Hong Kongese – Wee in Public is Not Allowed!

A Chinese (a.k.a. Mainland Chinese) blogger complained about being discriminated by Hong Kongers! Summarising the story below:

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In his/her recent trip to Hong Kong, something very upsetting happened to him/her…
The blogger and his family (including his/her just over 2-year-old son) went to the Tsui Wah Restaurant (a famour local restaurant chain) on Carnarvon Road around 8-9pm on 9/Feb. They have a habit of carrying a plastic bottle for the child to wee in case they can’t find bathrooms in the public.
 
The child wanted to have a pee, and the blogger took him to a corner inside Tsui Wah and get ready for his release. The staff in Tsui Wah almost screamed at us “there’s a toilet on the 2nd floor!” Everyone in the restaurant looked at the blogger and the child. The blogger said to the waitress “my child is very young, he might not be able to hold and wet his pants. It’s cold and he may catch a cold!”
Before the waitress could response, another male staff tried to stop the blogger, who wrote “he said that peeing inside the restaurant is not allowed, and it affects other customers or whatever”.
The blogger said: I understand that it (kid peeing in public) is not pleasant, but if the staff really concern about other customers, they should have come over and tell us quietly instead of screaming at us. The truth is, the Hong Kongers are just against Mainland Chinese! We were very upset because of that. Our Lunar New Year’s eve was ruined because of these Hong Kongers who discriminate Mainlanders.

Debating the Homosexual Issue in Hong Kong

There’s been a lot of debates and protests over whether a consultation (it’s not legislation!!) on Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ordinance should take place.

I haven’t been writing about this even though it’s a hot topic in recent months in Hong Kong. I always think that we have the right to choose who we love and who to be with, same sex, different sex, what does that matter?

On what ground could some people use religion as an excuse to discriminate those who love their partners? Accusing homosexuals for committing sin is just beyond me. Anyway, just want to share this blog post (Debating the Homosexual Issue in Hong Kong) I bumped into today.

I, in fact, think that homosexuals deserve the right to marry their loved ones, just like the so-called normal people.

I was watching this video, and I couldn’t help but think: many heterosexual couples are quite happy to divorce or cheat on each other, whilst some a devoted to their spouse. What difference does gay or straight make? It’s people’s personal life. Leave them alone!

Love has no boundary.

Hong Kongers are NOT Chinese – Are you surprised?

Saw this link today, could be an interesting read to some: Hong Kongers are different from Chinese.

Many Hong Kongers (including myself) find it offensive when people ask if we are Chinese – the term Chinese in English language covers both ethnic and national meaning. However, in Chinese language 中國人 (direct translation: China-man, meaning Chinese national) refers to the ethnic Chinese who are in the PRC China; 華人 (direct translation: Hua-people, meaning ethnic Chinese, but they do not necessarily share the habits, life-style believes, history or behaviors of ethnic and national Chinese – e.g. British born Chinese).

This is an extremely complicated topic – including history of various countries, perceptions across the world, etc. I am no expert in anthropology (though I wish I was), sometimes I find it extremely difficult to explain to people. I hope I can write more about this in the near future.

I am struggling to find an example or a direct comparison… As I said before Hong Kong’s history is unique and fairly complicated. The closest example I could think of is: you say to someone from Gibraltar that he/she is Spanish; or go to Singapore and say “Singaporeans are Malay (or Chinese)”. They will be offended.

Please watch this clip, fast forward to 12’01 to hear the journalist’s question, and listen to Mr. Lee Kuan Yew’s answer.

Some said that Hong Kongers should not discriminate (PRC) Chinese – some condemn Hong Kongers’ “anti locusts ad” was a form of discrimination or racist act.

Please correct me if I’m wrong:

Discrimination according to Oxford Dictionary is “the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex“. Racist is “having or showing the belief that a particular race is superior to another”.

The anti locusts ad was merely stating the fact that Hong Kongers can no longer tolerate the China invasion/colonisation (want to write more about this but not in this post). Raising the awareness of fellow Hong Kongers about what consequences we are facing at the moment and what more to come if we continue to turn our back to the loophole in the Basic Law. Hong Kongers are demanding an amendment of the Basic Law – I prefer this notion to an “interpretation” by the PRC Government, which a direct interference of Hong Kong’s independent legal system, violating the 1-Country-2-System policy.

Government around the world amend their laws to suit the ever changing circumstances and environments. Why is the Hong Kong government so reluctant to amend the Basic Law?

I could only draw to one conclusion – The Hong Kong Government received direct order from the PRC government that the precedent of amending Basic Law must not be established (re-ensuring the absolute power PRC has over Hong Kong).