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Is it Racism to be called Foreigner or Laowai in China? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-8-10 17:54:38 |Display all floors
Originally posted by bossel at 2007-3-19 00:34

Interesting, in mine it isn't defined as such. So that should be enough to make it inoffensive.

Heeeelllllooo! It depends on the definition of foreigner. What does your Oxford say? What does ...

The definition of foreigner is an offensive term to describe someone who holds a foreign nationality. It has nothing to do with walking down the street and seeing a white person and saying "there's a foreigner or laowai."
Saying the word foreigner is offensive, without seeing the persons ID card or passport is inaccurate. Can you explain it any other way?

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