Is the Coronavirus Fueling Anti-Chinese Sentiment ?

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I don’t know about anti Chinese sentiment being fuelled by The current outbreak but Monday will be an interesting day for the stock markets. China’s stock market closed on Jan 23rd and while it was supposed to reopen last week the virus outbreak postponed it.
According to reports I read both Taiwan and Hong Kong markets lost 6% when they reopened last Thursday.

Then there is the increasingly likely chance is social unrest in China as whole cities go on lockdown and unemployment is likely to rise as businesses fail since no one is going to work.

Who knows.. maybe Xi Jinping will lose his Mandate of Heaven.
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who needs another reason to dislike the chinese?
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The coronavirus fueling anti-Chinese sentiment?

No, the Chinese fuel anti-Chinese sentiment just fine by themselves.
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Freightdog wrote:There are plenty of comments on these pages about how the behaviour of just a few expat westerners create a poor appearance for all western expats. If this were centred in America, would there be a similar backlash?
There would be a tremendous backlash, and the knee jerk response would be to blame Trump, blame America, and blame western ‘imperialism’.

Oh wait, there are members of CEO who already do that on a daily basis.

As an aside, an old folk remedy from South Africa from the height of the AIDS epidemic was for a man who had AIDS to rape a baby, kill it, and bury it in order to pass the disease along and thus be cured.
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clutchcargo wrote: Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:37 am Michelle Phan says she's been targeted with racism amid Wuhan coronavirus scare: 'Why are some of you telling me to go back to eating bats? I'm American you ignorant f---s'

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Beauty YouTuber Michelle Phan tweeted on Friday about racist comments she was getting in the midst of the Coronavirus scare.

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Phan was born in Boston, Massachusetts, grew up in Tampa, Florida, and her parents were both Vietnamese refugees. The coronavirus, on the other hand, originated in Wuhan, China.

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/mich ... ets-2020-2
GO back yo eating roadkill, chlorinated chicken and hormone fed beef then
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The Wuhan coronavirus is causing increased incidents of racism and xenophobia at college, work, and supermarkets, according to Asian people

Here’s a roundup of apparently racist and xenophobic incidents, inflicted on Asian residents in foreign countries, in the past two weeks alone:

An eight-year-old boy – whose mother is Korean-American, and father is a mix of ethnic backgrounds including Filipino, Mexican, Chinese, Native American, and white – wearing a face mask was told by a Costco sample-stand worker to “get away because he may be ‘from China.'”

Students of east Asian descent at Arizona State University told Business Insider’s Bryan Pietsch their peers have started moving away from them and staring at them “a second longer” whenever they cough or sneeze.

Peter Akman, a reporter at Canada’s CTV broadcaster, tweeted an image of his Asian barber and said: “Hopefully ALL I got today was a haircut.” He has since deleted the post,apologised, and been fired.

The director of Rome’s prestigious Santa Cecilia music conservatory, Roberto Giuliani, suspended the lessons of all “oriental students (Chinese, Korean, Japanese etc.)” due to the epidemic, La Repubblica reported. Most of these students are second-generation Italian immigrants who have no relationship to the countries of origin, the newspaper said.

Le Courrier Picard, a daily regional newspaper in northern France, described the coronavirus as a “yellow alert” in a front-page headline last Sunday. It has since apologised, and French Asians have protested on social media under the hashtag #JeNeSuisPasUnVirus(“I am not a virus”).

Sam Phan, a British-Chinese Masters student at the University of Manchester, described in The Guardian overhearing people fearing going to London’s Chinatown, and seeing people physically move away from them in public areas.

A woman of Cambodian origin told Le Monde that her manager at a Paris bag store told her, “laughing: ‘I hope that your family hasn’t brought the virus back.'”

Frank Ye, a Chinese-Canadian student at the University of Toronto, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation his Asian Canadian friends had been told to move away or cover their mouths. “[It’s] this idea of ‘yellow peril,’ of this Chinese horde coming to destroy Western civilisation,” he said.

Instagram users commented on a photo of a Chinese restaurant in Toronto, saying things like “No eating bats please!! That’s how coronavirus started in China!!” and “I ain’t tryna catch no virus.”

In more large-scale incidents, businesses in Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam have posted signs banning customers from mainland China; the hashtag #ChineseDon’tComeToJapan trended in Japan; and more than 126,000 people have signed a Singaporean petition calling for Chinese nationals to be banned from their country.

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/wuha ... eak-2020-1
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clutchcargo wrote: Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:46 am The Wuhan coronavirus is causing increased incidents of racism and xenophobia at college, work, and supermarkets, according to Asian people

Here’s a roundup of apparently racist and xenophobic incidents, inflicted on Asian residents in foreign countries, in the past two weeks alone:

An eight-year-old boy – whose mother is Korean-American, and father is a mix of ethnic backgrounds including Filipino, Mexican, Chinese, Native American, and white – wearing a face mask was told by a Costco sample-stand worker to “get away because he may be ‘from China.'”

Students of east Asian descent at Arizona State University told Business Insider’s Bryan Pietsch their peers have started moving away from them and staring at them “a second longer” whenever they cough or sneeze.

Peter Akman, a reporter at Canada’s CTV broadcaster, tweeted an image of his Asian barber and said: “Hopefully ALL I got today was a haircut.” He has since deleted the post,apologised, and been fired.

The director of Rome’s prestigious Santa Cecilia music conservatory, Roberto Giuliani, suspended the lessons of all “oriental students (Chinese, Korean, Japanese etc.)” due to the epidemic, La Repubblica reported. Most of these students are second-generation Italian immigrants who have no relationship to the countries of origin, the newspaper said.

Le Courrier Picard, a daily regional newspaper in northern France, described the coronavirus as a “yellow alert” in a front-page headline last Sunday. It has since apologised, and French Asians have protested on social media under the hashtag #JeNeSuisPasUnVirus(“I am not a virus”).

Sam Phan, a British-Chinese Masters student at the University of Manchester, described in The Guardian overhearing people fearing going to London’s Chinatown, and seeing people physically move away from them in public areas.

A woman of Cambodian origin told Le Monde that her manager at a Paris bag store told her, “laughing: ‘I hope that your family hasn’t brought the virus back.'”

Frank Ye, a Chinese-Canadian student at the University of Toronto, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation his Asian Canadian friends had been told to move away or cover their mouths. “[It’s] this idea of ‘yellow peril,’ of this Chinese horde coming to destroy Western civilisation,” he said.

Instagram users commented on a photo of a Chinese restaurant in Toronto, saying things like “No eating bats please!! That’s how coronavirus started in China!!” and “I ain’t tryna catch no virus.”

In more large-scale incidents, businesses in Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam have posted signs banning customers from mainland China; the hashtag #ChineseDon’tComeToJapan trended in Japan; and more than 126,000 people have signed a Singaporean petition calling for Chinese nationals to be banned from their country.

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/wuha ... eak-2020-1
Actually I found some of them quite funny. Yellow alert, the haircut joke...
People in fear lose their sense of humor.
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Brody wrote: Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:25 pm The coronavirus fueling anti-Chinese sentiment?

No, the Chinese fuel anti-Chinese sentiment just fine by themselves.
Couldn't agree more. Just look at all the detention centers in Xinjiang, cultural genocide in Tibet, police brutality in Hong Kong, and even atrocities on its own people, e.g. Liu Xiaobo.
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chiaojiang wrote: Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:49 pm
Brody wrote: Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:25 pm The coronavirus fueling anti-Chinese sentiment?

No, the Chinese fuel anti-Chinese sentiment just fine by themselves.
Couldn't agree more. Just look at all the detention centers in Xinjiang, cultural genocide in Tibet, police brutality in Hong Kong, and even atrocities on its own people, e.g. Liu Xiaobo.
Or the way the behave in every country they set foot in. Everyone hates the Chinese and everyone loves Canadians, both are responsible for their own images.
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Well it's not like there wasn't any anti-Chinese sentiment before the outbreak. Yellow peril etc.
And right now, in a lot of places, anti-Chinese sentiment is probably not that much larger than anti-American sentiment...the Middle East and South America has a lot of that. That's the nature of big powers, everyone loves and hates them at the same time due to their sheer influence.

China does a lot of pretty controversial stuff but at least in the case of Liu Xiaobo and Tibet, if you look further into it, it's not as if these things were love, happiness and harmony without the Chinese government interfering.
According to wikipedia, that dude has said that "China needs at least 300 years of colonization before it can become like HK" or even longer. That article also said he scaled back his radicalization after being in the West but that he still tends to idealize the West. I don't think that evoked much joy in the wider Chinese population. Imagine an African guy saying that they need more colonization, wouldn't go well either with their fellow citizens regardless of how it was meant.

And as for Tibet, apart from them having a feudal and theocratic system with the Dalai Lama closer to the middle ages, the US didn't exactly stay on the sidelines with it either: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_Tibetan_program. The Chinese basically did what the Russians tried to do in the early 20th century: radical top-down transformation from their theocracy and feudalism into post-industrialism. Without any care of collateral damages at all
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