Explosion of Hongkongers’ Racism against Mainlanders


SCMP reflects quite obvious Hongkongers’ racism against mainlanders in its article “Hong Kong protests: young, educated mainland Chinese are questioning their place in the city” yesterday   in the following passages:

Geng Chunya, president of the Hong Kong Association of Mainland Graduates and a permanent resident since 2001, is not about to leave but he has felt the hostility first hand.

My 70-year-old father and I returned to Hong Kong after a day trip to Shenzhen in early July. Almost as soon as my father sat down in the MTR and began to speak in Mandarin, the man next to him shouted obscenities and told my father to get out of Hong Kong,” Geng said.

No wonder two mainlanders were beaten up by Hong Kong protesters at Hong Kong airport for no reasons other than that they were mainlanders as proved by the language they spoke.

Western media even politicians such as US President Donald Trump regard the chaos of violence in Hong Kong as China’s trouble and are telling China not to use troops to suppress protests.

However, Hong Kong is no longer a goose that lays gold eggs. It can satisfactorily be replaced by Shenzhen and Shanghai. The chaos in Hong Kong does not hurt Mainland economy but hurts Hong Kong itself. Why shall Mainland send troops to end the protests? I see no such reasons at all.

Therefore, I said in my post “Competition of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, HK Liberal Democracy” on August 19, since in his report to the 19th CCP Congress Xi Jinping “stressed that China now has road self-confidence, theory self-confidence, system self-confidence and culture self-confidence (four self-confidences) and put forth Chinese model as an alternative to Western democracy”, why shall Hong Kong not have Western democracy?

The competition between Shenzhen’s socialism with Chinese characteristics and Hong Kong’s Western democracy will prove which system is better.

However, I do not know whether Western democracy can overcome Hongkongers’ racial hostility against mainlanders. Racism remains quite serious in the United States, a model nation of Western democracy.

Comment by Chan Kai Yee on SCMP’s article, full text of which can be viewed at https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3023896/disillusioned-drifters-why-young-educated-chinese-wonder.


13 Comments on “Explosion of Hongkongers’ Racism against Mainlanders”

  1. johnleecan says:

    There has been no explosion of racism by Hongkies against mainlanders. Hongkies were already racist towards mainlanders since the time they were under British autocratic colonial rule. In fact, since 2004, there were already many Hongkie businessmen who view mainlanders as important business partners by asking their secretaries and staff to immediately serve tea and snacks when mainlander businessmen came for their first visit. I mention this meaning some Hongkies were already changing their views towards mainlanders during that time and that gradually this has been the attitude of many Hongkies at present. Also, Hongkies are racist towards all Asians with the exception of Japanese which I have heard from Hongkies themselves.

    The rioters in Hong Kong are young people who are lazy and don’t want to exert the same hard effort by their parents and ancestors. They can’t compete with the mainlanders who are very hardworking, intelligent, cunning, resourceful and almost all are willing to work 7 days a week. Most overseas ethnic Chinese of different nationalities do not sympathize with the lazy and stupid rioters who have been proven to be influenced and commanded by American authorities and the western white imperialist with the likes of the British, Australians and the French.

    China should strip the rioters of their Chinese citizenship or their right to live and stay in Hong Kong and deport them to UK or USA where surely the British and American authorities will accept them with open arms because of their commitment to giving freedom, human rights, democracy and giving them humane living conditions and a job to support themselves for starters. We’ll see how committed the Americans and British are or if the rioters are just pawns in their containment and demonization of China.

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  2. Tyler Reber says:

    Liberal and conservative has always confused me as one seems to be the reciprocal of the other, and an argument can quickly change sides depending on how its worded.

    If to be conservative is to conserve what is, protect what exists, typically associated with limiting societal ideology that aren’t of majority practice and to be liberal is an exercise in tolerance, typically associated with new progressive societal ideology.

    The problem is both are practiced when one is pursued. Such as the situation the north dakota oil pipe line protests. Where liberals tried hard to conserve the reservation and environment with of total lack tolerance for oil needs and conservatives used force to protect oil companies in excess tolerance of big oil plans and business needs.

    I read about PETA, a liberal group that advocates against eating meat, and have gone as far as threatening and destroying locally owned butcher shops. A new progressive idea that showed no tolerance for the life choices and styles of others.

    Now in Hong Kong, protesters liberal democracy protests use violence and force against regular people to conserve societal ideology of having basic rights that government exercises tolerance for.

    This is the confusion behind it, how far left can you go before you find yourself on the right side of the circle?

    This takes me back to the story of a young doctor who noticed a correlation between death rate of new borns and birthing mothers with not washing hands before delivery. Older doctors were so offended by the idea they should wash hands, because gentlemen are not dirty, that they ridiculed the young doctor to the point he ended up in a mental institution. Unfortunate I don’t remember his name.
    The behavior of the older doctors wasn’t a conspiracy to kill patients, it was just human nature acting out to conserve its integrity.

    Wrong in numbers can make it right, but if that single doctor returned the same tactics against the group to protect his nefarious claim of washing hands is good, how easy would it be for society to shun him and place him in a mental institution?

    Maybe thats what conservatism is, human nature using any means at its disposal to preserve what is believed. The more people that believe it, the stronger the response human nature returns.

    If the Hong Kong protesters are able to keep doubling down on their beliefs and pull more people in to empower them, it makes the violent behavior right, even if its contradictory to their original arguments. How much more violent can they get before their just radicals justifying terrorist acts?

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  3. Steve says:

    Sounds really strange – HongKongers racism against Mainlanders, yet both ancestries are deeply rooted in traditional Chinese Culture dated back thousands of years. Whats happening in HongKong is shameful and disgusting. There will never be a Western democracy or Eastern democracy in HongKong.

    It’s like a decomposing dead whale washed ashore and the protesters trying to bring it back to life by pushing it back into the water.

    HongKong don’t have a military – no air force, no navy, no army and no defence force. Hong Kong’s only security is the Police force. Only the PLA, PLAN, PLAAF military are the defence forces of Hong Kong because Hong Kong is Not a country, but a province or part of China. Some journalist branded the protesters demand as a colour revolution. It’s nonsense, HongKong is Not a country, a non elected govt., no military, no supplies and its under the protection of China.

    Unlike Taiwan, a renegade province claiming independence has its own military – air force, navy and army. Taiwan is a much bigger problem, HongKongs problem is only an Ant hill. Should Socialism with Chinese characteristics be promoted in schools.? Yes, in order to broaden the scope of understanding of China’s governance as opposed to a highly divisive fake western democracy.

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    • Martian says:

      Obviously you are ignorant when you say there’s no military in HK. The PLA is also stationed in HK and HK is not a province but a city. HK belongs to the Guangdong province, always has been, get the facts straight.

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      • Steve says:

        The Peoples liberation army Hongkong garrison is a garrison of the Chinese Peoples liberation army (PLA) responsible for the defence of Hongkong. In otherwords, under the direct command of China PLA Not Hongkong. Hongkong dont have a military only police force. Why.? Because Hongkong is a non sovereign territory.

        And yes U are right HK is not a province but an autonomous territory in Southeast China and officially a SAR of China. Put simply a part of China.

        Happy now.? little indian picking up bread crumbs.

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        • Martian says:

          As always you behave as an irrational monkey. When you say HK does not have a military, Both HK and Macao which have SAR status have the PLA stationed there period. Whether it’s a garrison is not the point. So what if the army stationed in those two cities are under the direct command of CMC and operational command of the Southern Theater?

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          • Steve says:

            Good grief – this beetle has a problem with comprehension. Remove ‘garrison’ and put in place base, camp, battalion whats the difference. Hongkong dont have a military, HK is a non sovereign territory. Be a nice clever beetle.

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            • Martian says:

              i should have known that a monkey can’t be reasoned with. Behaving just exactly like those Vietnamese monkeys.

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              • Steve says:

                Vietnamese Indians Monkeys are highly reasonable creatures except for Beetles.

                Go check out Hong Kong website ‘does HK has a military force of its own.’. The HK police said Hong kong don’t have a military force to quell the protesters, only a police force. HK SAR has no legal jurisdiction over the China PLA garrison in HK. If you read my original article, you would have easily understood the meaning.

                Arrrgh.!! this little Indian has no common sense, only good at picking up bread crumbs.

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                • Martian says:

                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macao_Garrison

                  The PLA can also be called upon by the chief executive to help maintain public order and assist with disaster relief efforts. The members of the garrison are mainly ground force troops.

                  There must be something wrong with your IQ

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                  • Steve says:

                    Good grief – today I will be having for lunch ‘chapati and kashmiri naan bread’. Want to join me.?

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                  • Steve says:

                    U have a very tricky IQ – u neglected the words ‘ASK the central govt.’ meaning China …. ‘the garrison will play No role in internal security ….’ kashmiri naan taste nice, good for your IQ

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  4. Simon says:

    Not just Mainlanders. Local HKers who criticise the riots were beaten up by these racist mobsters. The silent majority is afraid to speak out because they know local police force are too stretched to look after them. China should send troops in.
    These racists are right wing HK national front groups. No wonder they support Trump. The reason why they wore black shirt is no coincident. They are “Black Shirt” fascist. They are not “Yellow Shirt” of France, or the “Colour Revolution or the “Orange Revolution”.

    This video from Nathan Rich sums up the situation

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