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Post time 2012-5-31 09:45:46 |Display all floors
Updated: 2012-05-30 08:00 ( China Daily)


Video clips featuring two different foreigners harassing Chinese women.

A micro blog by a TV anchor in Beijing calling for the expulsion of the few foreigners disregarding laws and decencies.
A 100-day campaign in the city of Beijing aimed at ferreting out foreign nationals who have entered the country without a valid visa or are working illegally.

Just because they all involve foreigners, the three have been wrapped up together by some to present an intimidating picture of a xenophobic China.

But this is a distortion of the truth and unfair to most Chinese people who are friendly and welcoming to foreigners.
The video clips did infuriate many ordinary citizens in this country, but that is natural, as the behavior shown would be unacceptable in any country.

And few people agree with the wording used by the TV anchor, although many share his concern about the public security consequences of illegal immigrants.

That is why most residents, Chinese and foreign, approve of the measures adopted by the authorities to get rid of the bad apples, which is not unique to China as it is a common practice worldwide.

This is not xenophobia; it is people's desire to live in a civilized society.

Our government is under an obligation to make sure citizens live in a law-abiding country. The ongoing action against illegal immigration in no way compromises our hospitality to foreign guests.

On the contrary, for foreigners who are here legitimately it will make their stay easier and more enjoyable.

This country has a sophisticated population and residence administration system. It may at times be troublesome, but it applies to everyone living in our territory and helps guarantee people's safety.

However diversified China's society becomes, extreme nationalism and xenophobia do the country no good. It is cultivating closer and friendlier ties with the rest of the world that fits China's national interests.

So the allegation that the Chinese government is encouraging anti-foreigner sentiment to divert attention from domestic troubles is groundless and underestimates the country's economic and social resilience.

The state of our economy is way healthier than many believe. And the coherence of our society remains stronger than some would wish. There is no need for our government to resort to narrow-minded nationalism, though some of its overseas counterparts do have an obsession with it.


(China Daily 05/30/2012 page8)

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2012-05/30/content_15419503.htm


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Post time 2012-5-31 16:05:20 |Display all floors
I don't know any foreigners who burn their passports and deny their nationality when confronted by Chinese Immigration Authorities.

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Post time 2012-5-31 17:03:54 |Display all floors
Chegsyboy Post time: 2012-5-31 16:05
I don't know any foreigners who burn their passports and deny their nationality when confronted by C ...

Why would someone want to burn their passport and deny their nationality? It means that you are unable to prove who you are and therefore will certainly be detained until your identity can be proven by other means. It makes no sense. It also means that you are unable to ask for consular assistance from your nation of origin due to not being able to prove citizen ship.

Madness.

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Yet another way to turn over rocks and see what comes out.

None of the respondents so far seem to have even ready the OP and if they did they certainly
had a tough time parsing it in any objective way.
Just more hatred for China and more blow hard pearls of wisdom from made up stories that
have nothing to do with the original post. The same critters that always come out from
under overturned rocks are the same ones who work so hard to perpetuate the distortions
this article so clearly pointed out.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Their response will be that they have lived in China for a number of years (something totally
unverifiable) and this gives them more insight into China, its people, and the Chinese government
than anyone who was born and raised in China.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2012-6-1 15:18:50 |Display all floors
robert237 Post time: 2012-6-1 13:05
Their response will be that they have lived in China for a number of years (something totally
unveri ...

Well, practically nothing on internet forums are verifiable. How can I be sure you are from the USA or that your name even is Robert ? For all I know you might as well be from Papua New Guinea.

That means to discuss on forums, one has to accept to trust, even just a bit, the people they talk to. Otherwise, what's the point ? If I do not believe you are from the USA, why would I bother reading your opinion providing it is "advertised" (for a lack of a better word) as the opinion of a middle age man who live in the USA ?

As for the OP, as long as they agree that Yang Rui's wording was not the best, it's fine by me,,,
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Post time 2012-6-1 15:19:13 |Display all floors
China is not xenophobic; it is not a matter of hate, but we may be on guard.
The main civilised countries are multicultural. It cannot be a problem in China.

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