Last week, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that a restaurant at the historic tourist city of Houhai in Beijing put up a sign which says: â€œThis shop does not receive The Japanese, The Philippines, The Vietnamese and dog.â€
This is palpably racism in its worst kind and discrimination of the lowest order! SHAME!
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I concur with the statement of condemnation issued by Professor Walden Bello that â€œthe blatant display of racism shown by a Beijing restaurant which posted a sign prohibiting Filipinos, Japanese, Vietnamese and dogs from entering their premisesâ€ clearly exemplify Chinaâ€™s disregard to the basic sense of decency and humanity.
Bello added that:
Obviously, this act is in the context of the current territorial disputes between the Philippines, Japan, and Vietnam on the one hand and China on the other. It is deeply saddening that this kind of discriminatory and racist practice still exists in this day and ageâ€¦
That this bully is capable of carrying-out this outrageous act is beyond comprehension.
I also agree with Vietnamâ€™s state-run Tuoi Tre newspaper which ran a story saying the sign had â€œignited online furyâ€. Indeed, they are correct in their claim that many Vietnamese feel this is another example of Chinese â€œextreme nationalism that deserves to be condemnedâ€.
â€œItâ€™s not patriotism, itâ€™s stupid extremism,â€ Sy Van wrote in Vietnamese in a comment under the story, published on the paperâ€™s website.
I join the Vietnamese, the Japanese and all people of the world who are against all forms of racism, bigotry and discrimination in condemning to the strongest possible degree these latest antics of the bloody bastard Chinese bullies, especially that idiotic bigot restaurant owner!
Just to register their stupid and flimsy point; they are not ashamed to stoop to this uncivilized and utterly barbaric level.
If the Chinese authorities has nothing to do with this ridiculous act, then the right thing to do for the government is to order that bigot and stupid restaurant owner to tear down his discriminatory and racist signage.
The whole world knows that China is â€œcurrently in border disputes with Japan, Vietnam, and the Philippines.â€
The international community had heavily criticized China for practicing â€œgunboat diplomacyâ€ for aggressively asserting its claims on islands and waters even without effective control of them, base on their preposterous and laughable assertion that they owned those islands and waters by virtue of the fact that the name of the sea wherein those territories are located is name after their country.
That would be the height of absurdity and the glorification of stupidity!
Recently, â€œthe Philippine government has pushed for a legal and peaceful process for deciding the dispute by submitting it to the processes of an international arbitral tribunal in accordance with international lawâ€.
The case is already before the international court, hence it is but proper for this bully to observe this convention and cease from its insidious and persistent provocative remarks!
I am writing this line, not as enemy of the Chinese people, but an ardent critic of the Chinese government, especially their warmonger military.
I certainly believe that the majority of the Chinese people do not agree with that idiotic restaurant owner and even to the way their government handles the whole issue of the dispute with regard to the South China Sea; the great problem of humanity as of the moment is: political leaders of China and their military hawks and bullies.
The whole world and the rest of the international community must come together as one to tell China in its collective and firm voice that: it cannot do everything that it please.
We must all act now to contain this bully, before it is too late!
The writer has a Master’s degree in Philosophy, a law degree and a degree in AB Political Science. He was previously teaching Philosophy, Ethics and Anthropology at an institution of higher education in the Nilai University College at Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. He is currently a lecturer at the College of Arts, Department of Philosophy at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
As of the moment, he is preparing to publish his first book entitled “Dissidente”. It is a collection of his articles, commentaries and op-ed published by various newspapers in Southeast Asia.
14 Replies to “China acting not only as a dirty dog, but as a lousy bully and a racist freak”
the restaurant may not receive dog, but i bet it serves it. (and cat)
With great power comes great arrogance.
China is intent on establishing a new economic order, and nothing external will stop that.
The foundations were laid 30 years ago as the best students were sent en masse to the best western universities and returned as the nucleus to plug their one weakness – western dependence on science, technology, and innovation. That is no close to fruition.
Currently 1.5 million chinese study at western universities ( up 40% in the past 3 years)
Within the context of the philippines the timing and approach taken by p-noy was ill-advised and naive, and also i suspect unwelcome by the local business community which is heavily chinese dominated.
And therein lies the dilemma of a schizophrenic identity with the country’s politics being influenced/almost run by US, a social envy of the west, an economy run by chinese and strong chinese values evident in society at large. Somewhere there, hidden or squeezed out is the filipino identity.
I wouldn’t take undue umbrage at 1 sign. but i would agree that china will be more of a bully as it flexes its economic power even more and policy/strategy needs to be clear, and not based on uncle sam running to help. in the scheme of things their strategic interests may well differ.
The obstacles china will face and which may take the wind out of their sails will come more from within, as wealth inequality breeds social unrest and political factions.
China always plays a long game so it is not what happens in the next 2-3 years but the next 20-30 years which will determine how the world order is re-aligned, and a lot can happen in that time.
They say in business
1st generation creates the company,
2nd generation grows the company
3rd generation either sells or destroys the company.
The new china is in its infancy and i suspect there will be many more instances of bullying and spoilt brat syndrome in the playground
As far as current policy is concerned it will remain for the next 3 years since the die has been cast, and maybe tge next administratiin needs to recalibrate without being deferential in any way.
KI’ve always advocated for the Philippines to pursue a defense strategy that is independent from the United States. Including an armaments industry that takes full advantage of our gunsmiths’ talents. I’d like the country to be as successful as Singapore and South Korea both of whom export weapons systems to the US.
But the political realities are such that China pursues a policy of aggression because it believes the United States is no longer a presence to be reckoned with in Asia. For as long as the Chinese government believes Barack Obama is weak it will continue the harassment of its neighbors.
Chinese pogrom was quite normal in different parts of the world in the old days. I hope it will not be repeated.
The worst pogram was in nanking in 1937 by the japanese… the modern chinese was still sporting in that ignominy. The same here in the Philippines where minority Chinese in 17th-18th century were massacred.. They must also include Indonesia in their bigotry, because chinese minority there were also raped and murdered long time ago…
old wounds just don’t close up easily.
bigotry is not exclusive to the chinese. every race in the world has its own share of bigotry…
but for the chinese to become bigot in the modern world, is quite perplexing.
here is the link for chinese pogroms..
Remember this: the Philippine constitution has codified racism by barring ownership to foreigners. There is no qualification for the policy as a medium for fair competition. It hasn’t produced the results it professed to generate other than to delineate between “them” and “us”.
To be fair, “Filipino” is not a race.
“I am writing this line, not as enemy of the Chinese people, but an ardent critic of the Chinese government, especially their warmonger military.”
A man after my own heart indeed. It was never about the Chinese people but of the CCP’s expansionist ambitions. They have an impending crises on the mainland(i.e. a probable housing bubble) and they are diverting the issue by being “nationalistic” to reclaim their supposed territories.
The unapologetic Beijing restaurant owner who posted that racist slogan against Japanese, Vietnamese, and Filipinos thinks he was just “misunderstood”. But little did we know, he just plagiarized this alleged 1950s Shanghai park sign – “No dogs or Chinese allowed.”
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yea, the chinese people think in a generational way…they always believe that in business, the cycle will run in a 60-year cycle at most…the one chinese group which is now dominating the entire south east asian region is the overseas chinese group…and now expanding to the americas, canada and africa…their assets base is measured to the tune of trillions of US dollars…
I agree that this is racism and should not be tolerated, but there is still racism far more intense and worse than there is here. In western countries, the “white privilege” still exists and so the whites obviously bully the other people from other cultures.