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Post time 2004-11-1 22:48:05 |Display all floors
Hmm, just curious as to what is the definition of foreigner, would it be anyone from the west?  What about the asians that grew up in canada/us, would they be considered foreigner coming to china or are only caucasians considered foreigners.  Id hate to be called/considered a foreigner, i guess culturally yes.. maybe different.  Those of us that grew up in the west had no choice where we lived and matured.   Please enlighten me, thank you.

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Post time 2004-11-2 00:09:51 |Display all floors

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I suppose  Chinese often apply the word with two meanings,  one is a stranger in a strange land, someone just passing through; the other is non native- born. I don't think the word foreigner is derogatory .

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Post time 2004-11-2 05:57:52 |Display all floors

The Definintion is...

If you have a non-Chinese passport, then you are a foreigner.

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Post time 2004-11-2 06:16:49 |Display all floors

dcandyland, Many Chinese live in Hong Kong, China does not have a Chinese passpo

They have lived there for four generations and Hong Kong is part of CHINA.

So are those Hong Kong Chinese foreigners ??

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Post time 2004-11-2 08:05:49 |Display all floors

Foreigner is not a derogatory word.

I supposed most of the countries' governments, if not all, would consider a person foreigner if he does not have the citizenship or passport of that country.

Perhaps SOME Chinese call a person who looks different from Chinese/Asian a foreigner, if they don't know you.

As long as there is no discrimination involved, being called foreigner is not a problem with me.  And I think all people are equal, whether foreign or not.  At least, people should be treated equally.

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Post time 2004-11-2 14:11:02 |Display all floors

I was in Vietnam

With a Chinese colleague and he commented that there were lot's of foreigners there.
He was was dumbstruck for a minute when I pointed out that yes there are a lot of foreigners in Vietnam and he was one of them.

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Post time 2004-11-2 18:33:39 |Display all floors

dcandyland

Some Chinese living abroad have non-Chinese passports, but they are not regarded as foreigners by most Chinese.

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