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Old 07-26-2013, 10:02 AM
 
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It's somewhat discomforting to see how extremely nationalistic China is. You have people aching for war with Japan over some non-inhabited islands (although yes I know the Japanese are no better). You had a chinese student who received death threats because of some innocent criticism of her country. And of course on 9/11 you had many chinese cheer because americans were dying.

So have any of you had personal experience with china's extreme nationalism? Have you ever met with hostility for being american, Japanese or whatever.
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Shanghai
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It's somewhat discomforting to see how extremely nationalistic China is. You have people aching for war with Japan over some non-inhabited islands (although yes I know the Japanese are no better). You had a chinese student who received death threats because of some innocent criticism of her country. And of course on 9/11 you had many chinese cheer because americans were dying.

So have any of you had personal experience with china's extreme nationalism? Have you ever met with hostility for being american, Japanese or whatever.
I cannot say that I have been met with hostility for being American. And, yes, China does have a nationalistic segment of its population, but so does America and Japan. And in every country, you can find a video of locals laughing at the tragedies of others. As for myself, I tend to be proud to be from Earth and find its political boundaries to be unfortunate.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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I cannot say that I have been met with hostility for being American. And, yes, China does have a nationalistic segment of its population, but so does America and Japan. And in every country, you can find a video of locals laughing at the tragedies of others. As for myself, I tend to be proud to be from Earth and find its political boundaries to be unfortunate.
I'm moving over there in a couple months; my friend who's over there and has gotten me a job has been there for a few years now and has said that he's never felt hostility.

I read blogs like Chinasmack and on political entries, they show translated comments that disparage "little Japan" or criticize America, occasionally for things that it has nothing to do with. Simultaneously though, you can look around these forums, especially in the politics section, or go on Youtube or any other internationally-minded venue and find Americans making comments that are absolutely no better at all about China, Mexico, France, the Middle East... basically anywhere. Wherever they're from, the mouthbreathers come out in force when they don't have to attach their name to their words.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I worked in China and never had a problem with hostility. Maybe you could feel some people were passive aggressive but not open hostility. China has a beef with the Japan over what they did in the past...so there's a segment of the population that would like to pay the Japanese back for past sins.

I think you see the Chinese testing the waters for weakness in Japan, Philippines etc...they want to be the big dog in Asia.

I agree with a few other posters that you hear some crazy comments about China from Americans including from politicians that are irrational and not helpful to political dialogue. IMO, we need to work on our diplomacy skills.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:49 PM
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You don't have to go to China. I can tell how arrogant and racist they are right here in North America. Koreans are just as bad as Chinese.

Its crazy to me how the world turned a blind eye to what the Chinese did in Tibet.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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You don't have to go to China. I can tell how arrogant and racist they are right here in North America. Koreans are just as bad as Chinese.

Its crazy to me how the world turned a blind eye to what the Chinese did in Tibet.
What's happened in Tibet is massively f'ed up, I won't argue that, but by the same token what happened in Iraq this time around was massively f'ed up. In both situations, you have very large segments of the people who don't agree with it, but by god, the governments are gonna get their war one way or the other. You can't blame the individual for what their government does, especially when you're dealing with a country that has a one-party system that does stuff like execute people for non-capital crimes!

I've certainly met arrogant young dudes who are ethnically Chinese or Korean who are dead convinced that they're superior to everyone else on earth by many metrics. And then, you have members of my extended family, who live up in the mountains and don't have anything to do with the rest of American society or its achievements, but they will endlessly tout the superiority of white Americans over everyone else on the face of the earth, although they're losers who can't stand behind their own successes in life. Different dumb sides of the same ignorant coin.

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Old 07-26-2013, 11:46 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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The Chinese I have met have been very warm people. Even with people of other ancestries like myself. I don't think the people of China as much as the CPC are the perpetrators of this nationalism which you speak of.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:52 PM
 
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It's somewhat discomforting to see how extremely nationalistic China is. You have people aching for war with Japan over some non-inhabited islands (although yes I know the Japanese are no better). You had a chinese student who received death threats because of some innocent criticism of her country. And of course on 9/11 you had many chinese cheer because americans were dying.

So have any of you had personal experience with china's extreme nationalism? Have you ever met with hostility for being american, Japanese or whatever.
Nationalism is everywhere.

Regarding personal experience of China's extreme nationalism. Well, I've been on the Chinese Mainland about 4-5 times, and no, I can't recall any personal experience whatsoever as a white American person while I was on Chinese soil.

But, they do have a billion plus people, so I'm the chances of someone criticising or not liking something among all billion plus is quite high, so I'd imagine if I looked for it, I'd find it everywhere.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:41 PM
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The Chinese people that I met in China were very proud of their country. On the other hand, they treated American employees who came to China as honored guests. Also I know that Chinese don't like Japanese people because the way Japanese soldiers killed Chinese people during WWII.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Being an American, I don't think I could stand living in a county with extreme nationalism.
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