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Old 06-07-2011, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I've been to China four times...including Yunnan were many of these different languages exist and such.

However, everywhere I went - Shanghai, Beijing, Kunming, Chengdu, Dali, Lijiang, etc. I was generally always confronted with a very strong sense of being surrounded by all Chinese with people all looking directly at me as the most 'diverse' thing they'd come across that day, or even in their lifetime, depending on where I was.
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That's interesting. When I was in Dali and Lijiang, nobody seemed to be paying any attention to me at all. When there was something that I didn't understand, they wrote it down for me (in Chinese), assuming that I was from some other part of China, and didn't understand their local dialect. Nobody ever stared at me anywhere, or acted surprised when I got on a bus headed for Long-e. I spent a lot of time wandering around (birdwatching) in the rural countryside, and people I encountered just nodded their ni-hau-ma to me as if they saw me every morning. A couple of times, Id have a few people in a restaurant gather around to practice (or show off) their English, but generally, I was treated like a "diverse" Chinese traveler from another district. (I look perfectly European, by the way.)

 
Old 06-07-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Belgium
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Foreign-born populations do not necessarily equal diversity. Like Tiger Beer stated, Russia is a fine example of this.
 
Old 06-07-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Every city in Western Europe is ethnically diverse (London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Birmingham, Brussels, Stockholm etc.). However, the countries as a whole are 90%+ White.
Netherlands:
Ethnic Dutch - 80%
Iraq, Italy, Afghanistan, France, USA, Spain, Iran and many others combined - 4.1%
Indonesian - 2.5%
Turkish - 2.5%
German - 2.5%
Moroccans - 2.3%
Surinamese - 2.2%
Dutch Antilles - 0.9%
Belgians - 0.8%
Yugoslavs - 0.5%
Britains - 0.5%
Polish - 0.5%
Chinese - 0.4%
Soviet Union - 0.3%
 
Old 06-07-2011, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Macao
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That's interesting. When I was in Dali and Lijiang, nobody seemed to be paying any attention to me at all. When there was something that I didn't understand, they wrote it down for me (in Chinese), assuming that I was from some other part of China, and didn't understand their local dialect. Nobody ever stared at me anywhere, or acted surprised when I got on a bus headed for Long-e. I spent a lot of time wandering around (birdwatching) in the rural countryside, and people I encountered just nodded their ni-hau-ma to me as if they saw me every morning. A couple of times, Id have a few people in a restaurant gather around to practice (or show off) their English, but generally, I was treated like a "diverse" Chinese traveler from another district.
Actually Dali and Lijiang had many backpacker types, so I wasn't being paid attention to much there either. Plus tourists from throughout China. I did end up in a lot of the photos of the many other predominately Chinese tourists, but not necessarily from the locals who saw the tourists all day.

I got a lot more attention in non-tourist towns. The backroads coming up through Vietnam into China...and off the trail in parts of Sichuan Province, etc. Also, in the more obscure parts of Shanghai outside of the major tourist attractions.
 
Old 06-07-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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Australia is not very diverse. Practically everyone in Australia is white European. Yeah there are some Asians in the big cities and aborigines/natives in the remote areas. But based upon what I saw there it was 95% or more white European.

Russia has a large Asian ethnicity population in the eastern parts of the country.

Good luck finding a non-Chinese person in China that is not a tourist or there temporarily for work.
 
Old 06-07-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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There is more physical diversity in my family than there is among the Chinese, because everybody in China has brown eyes and black hair. Where in my family you can find people of all eye colors and hair colors.
 
Old 06-07-2011, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Australia is not very diverse. Practically everyone in Australia is white European. Yeah there are some Asians in the big cities and aborigines/natives in the remote areas. But based upon what I saw there it was 95% or more white European.
Like 15% of the people in Australia are Italian/Chinese/Vietnamese/Indian/Filipino /Greek/South African/Malaysian/Lebanese/HongKonger/Sri Lankan/Indonesian/Croatian/Singaporean/South Korean.

That doesnt look white European to me.
 
Old 06-07-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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There is more physical diversity in my family than there is among the Chinese, because everybody in China has brown eyes and black hair. Where in my family you can find people of all eye colors and hair colors.
Maybe, but then what about the actual look of their faces (jaws, face shape, brows, noses, etc.) and their bodies?

Anyhow, is physical diversity the only criteria here? I don't think anyone argued with you on eye color/hair color, etc., but I think people were pointing out whether or not that's really a central point.
 
Old 06-07-2011, 06:35 PM
 
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Australia is not very diverse. Practically everyone in Australia is white European. Yeah there are some Asians in the big cities and aborigines/natives in the remote areas. But based upon what I saw there it was 95% or more white European.

Russia has a large Asian ethnicity population in the eastern parts of the country.

Good luck finding a non-Chinese person in China that is not a tourist or there temporarily for work.
haha when was that 1975?
 
Old 06-07-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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haha when was that 1975?
Australia is not 95% White, but it is still over 90% White according to the CIA World Factbook. And that is very White, especially for a country that is not located in Europe.
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