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seneca Post time: 2017-6-14 09:11
I have extremely mixed impressions of Chinese people's attitude to Mandarin-speaking outsiders. ...
It's not just the laowais. They think everyone not born and raised in Mainland China is a possible spy. It is the communist mentality.
I am just a regular internet user that learned I can't express my love for China online without being accused of being a spy. And then when I say I don't love China anymore, they can't accept that either. What do they want?
Well, just for the record, I never loved modern China. It is the old China I loved and still do.
Have you ever seen one of those small, red pocket chinese-english english-chinese dictionaries? It was in my friend's suitcase, it showed up on the x-ray machine at the Chinese airport, and the Chinese airport officer accused my friend of trying to bring a stack of cash into China. He was like, why are you bringing so much cash into China? They opened the suitcase and found a dictionary. That was over 10 years ago. Are things better today?
They are suspicious of everyone. It is xenophobia. It's a joke they think they are free of it. It's like they don't know how much friendlier the world outside is. Complete lack of awareness about everything. Never been outside of China, but they know everything about what the rest of the world is like, through the movies and TV. Wow. Super smart. Not.
Anyway, I'm ranting outside of China. I'm so glad I found out the easy way, you know. Glad I didn't have to suffer in China to learn about communism. The Mainland Chinese do exclude even ethnic Chinese of foreign nationalities. You find out they are jealous too, but anyway, as a foreign national, your ethnicity is irrelevant, you are an outsider. Well, today I am glad to be one. I gladly call myself an outsider with the Mainland Chinese.
The consequences of such false accusation never goes away I think. I just don't like Chinese like I used to anymore. One disgusting behavior after another, though sometimes they make it up, but the initial bitter taste never goes away.
My experience with the Japanese was so much more pleasant. They were so much kinder, at least in real life. I don't know about the online experience. Maybe all the negative people gather online, and if you started talking about Japan online, you might get a taste of the negative Japanese? I don't know.
Don't know what happened to China, honestly. It's barely recognizable.