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(South China Morning Post) China’s “godfather of English training” has ignited a firestorm of criticism after blaming “depraved” women for declining moral standards.

Michael Yu Minhong, head of the New Oriental Group, who made a fortune helping people with their communication skills, then defended himself against accusations of sexism by saying his point had been “poorly made” and misunderstood.


“Chinese women pick men based on their ability to make money and they don’t care if they are good people. Chinese women’s depravity has led to the fall of the country,” Yu told an education summit in Shanghai on Sunday.


Video clips of his speech were widely shared on Chinese social media, drawing criticism from women from all walks of life.


Chinese actress Kitty Zhang responded. “Even with an education from Peking University and the success of New Oriental, you still don’t understand the value of women and what equality between genders is,” she wrote on the social media network Weibo.


Yu attempted to clarify his speech on Weibo later that night, but his clarification only compounded the problem.


“What I had meant to say was: Women determine the standard of a country. If women and mothers have high standards, then they can produce children of high standards,” he wrote.


“If all women care about is money, then men are going to keep trying to make more money and ignore their mental development.”

The comments failed to assuage his critics.


One Weibo user commented: “So without women, men won’t chase after money any more?”


Another wrote: “It should be how a country treats its women that determines the standards of a country.”


Yu, 56, is the founder of the Beijing-based New Oriental Education & Technology Group, the largest private education services provider in China, which helps people prepare for overseas examinations as well as offering language training for adults.


He was ranked 148 on Forbes’s China Rich List 2018, with a net worth of US$1.8 billion.


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Chinese actress Zhang Yuqi (pictured) slammed Yu on her Weibo account: 'All those years in Peking University and the success of New Oriental failed to help you understand the value of women or gender equality'

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Post time 2018-11-21 10:29:37 |Display all floors
I agree with Miss Zhang Yuqi.

All these years of education at Peking University are for naught in the case of this gentleman, showing that a man who's made it in the business world could be a nutcase anywhere anytime.

The admissions committee at Peking University should be reshuffled for producing the likes of this chap and that Hu guy who spied for Australia's Rio Pinto and caused 720 billion in Chinese losses in the Iron Ore industry.  

There are male and female citizens in both the good and bad categories, just as they exist anywhere else in the world.

This is such an elementary fact that I have no interest to make any more comments on the issue.

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Yu is absolutely right!  Any casual observer can see that!   Chinese women shamelessly chase after wealth.  They demand 'house and car' before talking with men about possible marriage;  money comes first, love and morals come later!   Then they fall over themselves chasing wealthy men with poor morals, disregarding how the men obtain their wealth, such as from corruption,  dishonest business dealings, drug trafficking, pyramid selling etc etc!   And they don't mind men who are heavy chain smokers and womenisers, as long as they bring home money; even bringing home secondhand smoke to their wives and kids is  acceptable as long as they are rich!

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wchao37 Post time: 2018-11-21 10:29
I agree with Miss Zhang Yuqi.

All these years of education at Peking University are for naught in t ...

It takes a man with guts to speak up so frankly about the depravity of Chinese women in general( there are goods ones though); about the blind pursuit of money and men with money!   This topic has been buried for too long,  like a taboo; time to give it a good airing, lest the nation goes down the wrong path, where wealth overides everything else; that would be a disaster for China!  Michael Yu has no need to apologise; his point is well accepted by discerning people who care for China!  I salute the man for his guts in broaching this topic, and risk incurring the wrath of women, rich and poor!

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Post time 2018-11-21 12:29:58 |Display all floors
This problem would disappear naturally, if income and other social gaps between genders reduced.

Women cannot be blamed for wanting husbands with money, while woman's yuan is so much less than a man's.

Fix that, and you fix the nation.

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pnp Post time: 2018-11-21 12:06
Yu is absolutely right!  Any casual observer can see that!   Chinese women shamelessly chase after w ...

And not to forget they even queued up at marraige agencies to be interviewed for a chance to meet with millionaires!

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