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This post was edited by lebeast at 2012-4-24 19:19|
goldengrove Post time: 2012-4-24 18:57
Maybe it's the case: ticket inspectors were in fact not on the train. And I also understand why yo ...
But I doubt Chinese would care about whether it is racial. A Chinese who is studying in a foreign land was attacked in a train where people just looked on and did nothing -- a woman was actually reported to have shouted "Rob them, they are Chinese" (at least according to the Chinese media).
And all that, believe me, has already brought tons of abuse and resentment against Australians among the Chinese.
I can accept this viewpoint. However, Chinese in China need to understand one critical difference. There is nothing like Sydney or Melbourne in China. If China had a city with truly stupendous immigration, there would be some attacks, like this, with racial comments. Perhaps worse.
The important thing about this attack is that it is well publicised.
You need to also know that most of our taxis are driven by Chinese in Sydney. If there are attacks on them, they are not publicised, unlike the attacks on Indian taxi drivers in Melbourne.
There is likely to be an incidence of attacks on taxi drivers in both cities, like any big city. So why only did the Indian cases get reported?
I wonder if it is because in Melbourne, the drivers are students, like this attack on students in Sydney.
I even reviewed the assault and homicide rates and posted them here, when the attacks on Indians happened in Melbourne.
The assault and homicide rate for Indians was *lower* than for others.
I may review statistics for Sydney.
For chinese in China, they will only see the violence against their own and maybe this will blind them to the reality. There is violence everywhere. There is not much you can do about this kind of attack except increase public awareness. It seems to be working in Melbourne.