No More Chinese Barbarians

Chip Tsao’s recent piece titled “Declare War on Barbarians” sums it all up: why Hong Kongers should stop “tolerating” the so-called cultural difference the Chinese keep claiming…

Behaviours that disturb the public… parents clamoring and assisting their offspring defecate in shopping malls, is not “culture”. There is no such culture call “queue-jumping culture” and “shouting culture” does not exist either. These are absence of “culture” and barbaric behaviours. From now on, we are done with tolerating, we should continue to “discriminate”. The civilised world and the people living in civilisation should declare war on Barbarians!

I can’t agree with him more. Those who try to defend the Chinese when Hong Kongers condemn their “uncivilised” behaviours (defecating in public, queue-jumping, etc) always say “Chinese were brought up in a different cultural environment” and that “Hong Kongers should understand, accept and tolerate the cultural differences”.

These are hardly culture, in a nut shell, they are just not a civilised bunch (I didn’t mean all Hong Kongers are gentlemen and ladies, and many of them are far from it). If they listen to criticism and are willing to change, I believe the whole world would not detest Chinese tourists and immigrants! Why is it ok for them to disregard social norms and civilised behaviours? Why people around the world try to correct them get told off and labelled as “discriminate Chinese”?

Coloured skill does not grant you the jail free card for everything you do, I am most aware of this – I’m a Hong Konger after all. Do Chinese simply don’t understand that it is bad do anything they please and disrespect other countries’ rules/laws/norms? I don’t think so. They want to show the world that (because they’ve been suffering for so many years and suppressed by the CCP regime) they are wealthy and rich and wealthy and rich and wealthy and rich and wealthy… Money is the only value they have, and by behaving like Barbarians, they can (a) highlight the fact that they are Chinese (but now spending money in YOUR land); (b) there’s nothing you can do (because they’re spending money to BUILD you economy); (c) no one dares to upset the Chinese government by banning Chinese tourists (because they have money and they control the world); (d) the world owes the Chinese (but now they are rich and wealthy so the world needs Chinese).

It only takes one thing: the whole world stand up against this sick mentality and turn around to BUILD THEIR OWN ECONOMIES and stop bending over backwards to China for the short term gain. It is tough, but no economy can strive for eternity. Adjustments are essential, what goes up comes down! Once you grow a pair and realise the fact that China is going down, those behaviours will no longer be tolerated (shouldn’t have been at the first place). Hopefully, Chinese will eventually stop being pricks and misbehaving.

Chinese love using the word “discriminate”. Whenever they do not have the upper hand or when they know they’re in the wrong, they will turn around and blame you for discriminating them. Hong Kongers have a saying “if it’s head, you win; if it’s tail, I lose” – this is exactly it.

Over and out!

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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 Causes Global Milk Powder Shortage – 2

Since the previous blog post, the HKSAR government (aka, the CCP-HKSAR government) has proposed a new “policy” which is a glorified rationed system: Hong Kong mothers can join “Mother’s Clubs” in Hong Kong which are profit making organisations set up by baby milk powder manufacturers to secure guaranteed supply of three tins every two weeks.

I am most against this “policy”. What this “policy” suggests is that Hong Kong people have to allow Chinese to raid every shop in Hong Kong for formula powder. Many countries who face threats from the Chinese are imposing quota for individuals who purchase formula powder from shops.

Below is a world map of the footprint of Chinese raids for formula powder:

A few things we need to know before we can understand Chinese’s global raid:

First of all, there is an import tax on formula powder in China, ranging from 15% to 20%. In Hong Kong, there is no import tax imposed on baby milk powder.Those who buy in bulk in Hong Kong smuggled those formula powder across the border to China, a clear tax evasion situation. Market rumours (I think no one will doubt it’s in fact the truth) say that China’s customs received bribe from those smuggler groups (RMB10 per each person each time they cross the border with smuggled goods) so that they will not arrest nor prosecute smugglers.

Given that Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the US dollar, Hong Kong dollar is weaker than China’s RMB. Given the general public’s concern over locally produced or imported milk powder through distributors (Chinese think that any imported products that are packaged in China are unsafe), there is a huge demand for formula powder for infants in China.

This sets the background – Chinese have to go overseas (including Hong Kong) to buy safe milk powder to supply the 1.3 billion population’s demand.

How is a country as small as Hong Kong have sufficient supply for a country (China) which is millions times bigger than herself? Why is it Hong Kong’s responsibility to support China’s demand for a type of product that cannot be replaced?

Some argued that if Americans or Germans or people from any other countries would come to raid Hong Kong’s electronic appliances, Hong Kongers would not against it because they are free trade and helps the economy. This is a completely insane metaphor:

  • Baby formula powder = necessity; Electronic appliances = luxury products (involving the elasticity of demand)
  • Hong Kong’s size and supply of milk powder VS China’s size and demand for milk powder
  • Chinese who come to Hong Kong (or any part of the world) do not just purchase a small amount, they buy in absolute bulk
  • Being inconsiderate and selfish, Chinese do not care about if the local babies will suffer. All they care about is: having abundant supply for their own babies and making money from this trade


All of these are fomula powder!

The attitude of Chinese provokes Hong Kongers further, making one can’t help but think: You’re taking advantage of Hong Kong, distorting Hong Kong’s economy and destroying people’s livelihood, yet still claim to be doing good for the Hong Kongers?

A Facebook page posted the below recently about a message posted by a Chinese on Weibo (a China version of Twitter as Twitter isn’t allowed in China because of the censorship) – I’m keeping the Simplified Chinese characters here even though I (and many Hong Kongers) despise this broken language created by the Communists, I will try to write something about this in the near future.

Please note that this is not an isolated case, many people are bragging about their victory in raiding Hong Kong’s formula powder and mocking Hong Kongers as slaves and secondary citizens. Some even said “when the time comes, I will invade Hong Kong armed and kill every traitor and British-running-dog (i.e. Hong Kongers) I spot, so to make sure Hong Kong is part of China for good”:

From Hong Kong & China NOT the SAME 中港大不同

Once again, Mainland Chinese is showing off the milk powder and says this is a GREAT success of the socialism has “defeated” capitalism. They are happy because Hong Kong Mothers couldn’t get the milk powder for Hong Kong babies and they are delighted for Hong Kong government is being controlled by the CCP, so that they can take as much as they want.
THIS IS AN INVASION. Stop telling us to be kind and ‘you have to help to poor’ – We have 1 million “poor” HongKongese and those PRChinese who come to take everything, even stay here, they are NOT that poor. Yet they are trying their best to ruin the city.
WE ARE HONGKONGESE, NOT CHINESE.「我们雄壮的社会主义大军硬是把资本主义的香港活活的从商品经济逼退回计划经济,国人威武啊!给力奶粉今天到货啦!何其壮观啊!看着房间的奶粉墙相当满足!」
不知我這些已為人母的朋友,有何感想?忘恩負義,恩將仇報。請廣傳,是時候捉賊!這根本就是侵略,別再叫我們包容什麼了,香港人不要再大中國主義,要保衞香港
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【原文】
习习在深圳:香港几乎所有的婴幼儿奶粉都被大陆水客抢购一空,有小孩的家庭也买不到奶粉,自由行签注又不归香港政府管,于是只好出台“新办法”——凭票供 应。有婴幼儿的家庭凭出生证可以保证每月买到两罐奶粉。就这样,我们雄壮的社会主义大军硬是把资本主义的香港活活的从商品经济逼退回计划经济,国人威武 啊!
给力奶粉今天到货啦!何其壮观啊!看着房间的奶粉墙相当满足!Leo哥也高兴地呼叫“奶奶,奶奶”!多谢@滚在英国 的辛勤劳动,我拆包装都拆到腰痛,真不知亲你包了多久啊!全5分!继续为我们的口粮奋斗!

Wan Chin, a scholar in Hong Kong, who’s the thought leader of city-state autonomy for Hong Kong commented on the issue about CCP-HKSAR government’s new policy.

Ration, is an extremely measure that responsible government would implement during war time in order to ensure that its people have sufficient daily supply, including food.

Imposing this system in Hong Kong but not controlling the invasion from China is rather putting the cart before the horse!

To protect Hong Kong and Hong Kongers, we must go independent!

Stay tune for more about Hong Kong.

PS: I do apologise that this isn’t the most systematic article – I’m by no means a good writer, and I get too emotional about this subject matter, my god children are very young and this issue makes me very angry

Chinese Causes Global Milk Powder Shortage

Since the tainted formula powder scandal broke out in 2008 after numerous scandals on food safety in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), people became paranoid about Made in China products.

Since Hong Kong is the nearest destination for the Chinese (if you wonder why I use Chinese not mainlander, please refer to my previous post), it became the first victim of the milk powder raid…

It all began at the Lo Wu…

This is what it looks like at the Sheung Shui MTR station, the train station nearest to the boarder, every day! Even in the evening!

The majority (I won’t say all) of these people are Chinese across the boarder, purchasing daily necessity from Hong Kong. They buy in bulk, baby milk powder is one of the key things they smuggle to PRC. Some other items include, toilet rolls, rice, condiments, over-the-counter drugs, soft drinks, crisps and baby dippers.

As you can see from the picture above, they queue up outside the train station every day on the pavements, making it extremely inconvenient for people who live nearby, day and night.

They are often rude to others and have appalling manners, some who live in Sheung Shui have been hit by these smugglers’ trollies – here’s one picture in a local newspaper showing a victim who was injured by these smugglers.

A concern group is recently formed on Facebook. It updates the situation, organises protests on a regular basis and urges the HKSAR government to resolve the issue – banning the multi-daily-entry visa for Chinese.

When protesters demand the smugglers to stop and to go back to China, these smugglers often say:

“we are just making a living”

“without us (Chinese smugglers) buying your (HK) products, HK would have collapsed long time ago and we are contributing to your economy”

Some so called public figures and politicians urge Hong Kong people to tolerate Chinese for their behaviours:

“You are Chinese too. Accept the fact that they are less educated and from a different culture”

It is repeatedly said by the Chinese that purchasing things from another nation is a generous act for them because they spend their Renminbi in others nations, boosting their economies. See how their national news channel/mouthpiece position/legitimise/justify the invasion here!

They think clearing all baby milk powder from shops is perfectly alright, but they forgot about the fact that:

– baby milk powder is a type of necessity (too many working mothers, so formula is a great alternative to breast feed)

– baby milk powder manufacturers allocate a certain amount of their products to each market base on the expected birth rate in each market

– the population in PRC is substantially bigger than any other nations, and baby milk powder supply in Sydney, London, New Zealand or Germany cannot support the massive consumption of both the locals and Chinese from PRC.

They also think that people dislike them or posing daily purchase limit is an act of discrimination because people in other countries cannot accept the fact that Chinese are becoming rich and can afford foreign products.

Below are some news report across multiple nations

Australia

Holland news report

Here are more, more and more

Also saw a great blog post about what is going on…

I will continue to write more about this and the development in Hong Kong’s formula powder shortage. A “new policy” has been announced, which is completely insane!

Do you start to understand why Hong Kongers call Chinese locusts?

The origin of this term is from an English author, Archibald John Little (1838-1908). Here’s the quote from his book Mount Omi and beyond a record of travel on the Thibetan border:

Conclusion
Pere Amand David, who spent years on the Thibetan border, comments
bitterly in his Journal de mon troiseme voyage on this locust-like
propensity of the Chinese to destroy every green thing wherever
they penetrate, for when the trees are gone comes the turn
of the scrub and bushes, then the grass, and at last the roots,
until, finally, the rain washes down the accumulated soil of
ages, and only barren irocks remain.

Stay tune and please leave comments!

2012 Report to Congress U.S.-CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION

I bumped into a Cantonese blog yesterday, and think this is a minor positive progress.

Approximately 30 pages in the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission Report are reporting on Hong Kong, a few key points are highlighted below:

1. Pro-Beijing parties enjoyed a financial advantage over their rivals, which enabled them to build extensive logistical networks to mobilize voters and exploit Hong Kong’s electoral peculiarities. (p.267)

2. Babies born in the territory enjoy the privileges of Hong Kong citizenship: access to the city’s superior health and education systems, and greater freedom to travel and settle inside and outside China.(p.267)

3. So-called ‘‘birth-tourism’’ quickly became a hot-button issue, with some going so far as to depict mainland Chinese as ‘‘locusts.’(p.268)

4. Censorship controversies at the South China Morning Post, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent newspapers, increased following the appointment of Wang Xingwei as editor-in-chief in January 2012. Mr. Wang, a former China Daily reporter, concurrently serves as a member of Jilin Province’s Political Consultative Conference, 424 a Chinese Communist Party-selected and -controlled organization. In June, he was accused of censoring coverage of the death of Li Wangyang, a well-known Chinese dissident. (p.270)

5. The city’s public schools were going to be required to begin teach- ing a course in ‘‘moral and national education’’ by 2015, which some called a thinly veiled ‘‘brainwashing’’ effort evocative of the Cultural Revolution.(p.272)

6. Beijing’s increasing influence in Hong Kong’s affairs calls into question the security of advanced technology products exported from the United States to Hong Kong.(p.273)

7. Congress reauthorize Section 301 of the U.S.-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, which requires the U.S. secretary of State to submit an annual report to Congress on political, economic, and social developments in Hong Kong of relevance to the United States. This should include reporting on mainland interference in Hong Kong’s internal political affairs and Chinese efforts to leverage the territory as a platform for the internationalization of the RMB.(p.274)

8. Congress review the U.S.-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 to deter- mine its continued applicability. In particular, Congress should review the security of advanced technology products exported from the United States to Hong Kong.(p.274)

9. Members of Congress, when visiting mainland China, also visit Hong Kong and that Congress encourage senior administration officials, including the secretary of State, to make visits to Hong Kong part of their travel.(p.274)

Glad to know that the US is monitoring Hong Kong closely, and I hope the US will actually react and stop the PRC from further interfering Hong Kong’s autonomy, and gradually Hong Kong can go independent!

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).