Foreigners feel the freeze in Beijing

There are 21 comments on the Asian Correspondent story from Jul 30, 2012, titled Foreigners feel the freeze in Beijing. In it, Asian Correspondent reports that:

"What are they saying about us?" a diner is overheard wondering as he looks over at a group of Western tourists.

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Michael

Beijing, China

#1 Jul 31, 2012
Kick the unpolite foreigners out of China hahahaha~~
FOREIGNERS MUST GO

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Jul 31, 2012
Outside a lively barbecue restaurant in central Beijing, their conversation turns to a current propaganda campaign, invoking the so-called Beijing Spirit –“Patriotism, Innovation, Virtue, Inclusiveness.” Here, the platitudes are invoked approvingly, particularly the latter. Beijingers, they agree, are quite friendly.

Lately, there is a growing undercurrent of wariness directed at foreigners in China, typified by a government campaign in Beijing that urges people to report foreigners for the “Three Illegals” illegal entry, overstayed visas, and working without a permit.

Or there’s the CCTV presenter Yang Rui, who showed support for the crackdown with a bizarre online outburst in which he cursed mysterious foreign “snake heads,” who dupe innocent local women into bed, while really acting as secret GPS-wielding spies.

Then came the recent news that a US tourist, Howard Thomas Mills, had been stabbed to death in Qianmen, near Tiananmen Square. Weeks earlier, an American was knifed in the same area (in the buttocks, to be exact) by a man apparently seeking to bring attention to himself. The incident recalled the shocking 2008 murder of Todd Bachman, an American tourist, at the 13th century Drum Tower just hours after the opening Olympic Games ceremony, who was stabbed by a man who appeared distraught and may have had some unspecified grudge against society. It seems in China, if you have a grievance it pays to stab a foreigner: people will notice.

Whatever their reasons, these events challenge perceptions of a city famous for being safe, secure and full of smiles.“Beijing Welcomes You,” the capital told its Olympics tourists, and it still does – but for how long?

The immediate cause of the current frosting in relations seems to be a pair of videos depicting foreigners behaving badly towards Chinese, which surfaced in May. Although a link between the footage, which provoked fury and debate, and the ensuing police campaign has been formally denied, officers in conversation have openly acknowledged otherwise.
OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS

Canada

#3 Jul 31, 2012
Yes. China should be left to deal with its brutal, crude, untrustworthy and corrupt regime. Let the Chinese people learn the reality of an isolated impoverished CCP society, then maybe it will act for change.

It lies to the West as it lies to its own people, so we do not need to deal with such a twisted dictatorship.

"Foreign experts" are going to leave China en masse. Then seeing the true face of the CCP's imcopetence will be unavoidable.
Filmalay

Netherlands

#4 Jul 31, 2012
FOREIGNERS MUST GO wrote:
Outside a lively barbecue restaurant in central Beijing, their conversation turns to a current propaganda campaign, invoking the so-called Beijing Spirit –“Patriotism, Innovation, Virtue, Inclusiveness.” Here, the platitudes are invoked approvingly, particularly the latter. Beijingers, they agree, are quite friendly.
Lately, there is a growing undercurrent of wariness directed at foreigners in China, typified by a government campaign in Beijing that urges people to report foreigners for the “Three Illegals” illegal entry, overstayed visas, and working without a permit.
Or there’s the CCTV presenter Yang Rui, who showed support for the crackdown with a bizarre online outburst in which he cursed mysterious foreign “snake heads,” who dupe innocent local women into bed, while really acting as secret GPS-wielding spies.
Then came the recent news that a US tourist, Howard Thomas Mills, had been stabbed to death in Qianmen, near Tiananmen Square. Weeks earlier, an American was knifed in the same area (in the buttocks, to be exact) by a man apparently seeking to bring attention to himself. The incident recalled the shocking 2008 murder of Todd Bachman, an American tourist, at the 13th century Drum Tower just hours after the opening Olympic Games ceremony, who was stabbed by a man who appeared distraught and may have had some unspecified grudge against society. It seems in China, if you have a grievance it pays to stab a foreigner: people will notice.
Whatever their reasons, these events challenge perceptions of a city famous for being safe, secure and full of smiles.“Beijing Welcomes You,” the capital told its Olympics tourists, and it still does – but for how long?
The immediate cause of the current frosting in relations seems to be a pair of videos depicting foreigners behaving badly towards Chinese, which surfaced in May. Although a link between the footage, which provoked fury and debate, and the ensuing police campaign has been formally denied, officers in conversation have openly acknowledged otherwise.
Yes. It's time to pack up and leave commie china on her own. It's not worth staying in China anymore. The Chinese are becoming hostile to foreigners, maybe because the people are envious of the freedom the people in the free world are enjoying.

The businesses should leave too. Leave China alone to find her own destiny.

Don't import any food products from China. Be very suspicious of any meat products, it may contain fetus meat.
OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS

Canada

#5 Jul 31, 2012
Yes. The CCP needs to create an "enemy" to focus hatred on and avoid discussion of the CCP's corruption, crimes and incompetence.

So, let them cut their own throats by restarting the cold war and taking China back to Mao days!

The rest of mankind can progress as normal while China "Sings the Red" like deluded slaves (which is precisely what they would be!)!
RAT EATING GOOK

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Jul 31, 2012
Gooks and Darkies are so jealous of China. Don't hate because people aren't flooding into your 3rd world agent orange infested shit hole you call a "country."
Mirolyuba

Port Moody, Canada

#7 Jul 31, 2012
See the little "CCP spin-monkey" racist try to incite typical "CCP Hate Tactic" into the discussion?

He will FAKE the "enemy" needed to divert attention from the reality of CCP corruption and incompetence!

Pretty pathetic, these increasingly desperate CCP losers!

“Is better than Dogma”

Since: Mar 09

Peking Duck University

#8 Jul 31, 2012
Michael wrote:
Kick the unpolite foreigners out of China hahahaha~~
True and Hu Jintao plus Wen Jiabao eat dirt, no investments, no xports ?

You are very smart and you can be Red China President instead.

LOL
CHINA NUMBER ONE

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Jul 31, 2012
Go for the Gold!

A-HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA!
Really

Sarasota, FL

#10 Jul 31, 2012
CHINA NUMBER ONE wrote:
Go for the Gold!
A-HAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA!
They are, they just won another for the Squat and grunt, they made a huge pile in 30 seconds

A-hahahahahaha

Since: Aug 08

Shanghai, China

#11 Jul 31, 2012
Cow Dung wrote:
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True and Hu Jintao plus Wen Jiabao eat dirt, no investments, no xports ?
You are very smart and you can be Red China President instead.
LOL
how many toilet cleaning contracts have your VN got so far?

Since: Aug 08

Shanghai, China

#12 Jul 31, 2012
Filmalay wrote:
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Yes. It's time to pack up and leave commie china on her own. It's not worth staying in China anymore. The Chinese are becoming hostile to foreigners, maybe because the people are envious of the freedom the people in the free world are enjoying.
The businesses should leave too. Leave China alone to find her own destiny.
Don't import any food products from China. Be very suspicious of any meat products, it may contain fetus meat.
If Chinese are "envious of the freedom the people in the free world are enjoying" then logically, it would be the opposite of "The Chinese are becoming hostile to foreigners", don't you think? Maybe, instead, it is your small country are envious of China's vast land mass and successs? Neverthless, I do agree with you that you should leave China to find its own destinay, nobody can find a country's destinay but its own people through their own ways, this is true for any country not just for China.
Liang

Richmond, Canada

#13 Jul 31, 2012
I'm sorry, this is too funny!

I'm a Chinese and I think this article must have been written for a novelty newspaper!

This paragraph particularly gave me a chuckle ...

"... Or there’s the CCTV presenter Yang Rui, who showed support for the crackdown with a bizarre online outburst in which he cursed mysterious foreign “snake heads,” who dupe innocent local women into bed, while really acting as secret GPS-wielding spies."

LMFAO! The Chinese authorities should check Westerners penises for GPS implants!

PROTECT CHINA FROM WESTERN PENIS!! hahahahaha

“Is better than Dogma”

Since: Mar 09

Peking Duck University

#14 Jul 31, 2012
Liang wrote:
I'm sorry, this is too funny!
I'm a Chinese and I think this article must have been written for a novelty newspaper!
This paragraph particularly gave me a chuckle ...
"... Or there’s the CCTV presenter Yang Rui, who showed support for the crackdown with a bizarre online outburst in which he cursed mysterious foreign “snake heads,” who dupe innocent local women into bed, while really acting as secret GPS-wielding spies."
LMFAO! The Chinese authorities should check Westerners penises for GPS implants!
PROTECT CHINA FROM WESTERN PENIS!! hahahahaha
The Red China wanna eat only China Rats

What is Gook ?

That is Red China greasy chinese but the Red Chinese has no care

Hahahahahah hahah Look at Hu Jintao greasy hair http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SoBqn2ZW7Xw/TskaMpy...
YOU ARE INFERIOR

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Aug 1, 2012
China's Gold = 14!

What about you????!!!

A-HAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA HHAA!

Since: Aug 08

Shanghai, China

#16 Aug 1, 2012
YOU ARE INFERIOR wrote:
China's Gold = 14!
What about you????!!!
A-HAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA HHAA!
I got my refugee status and I am stuck with my toilet cleaning job I can't even go out of the country to see The Olympics......
OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS

Canada

#17 Aug 1, 2012
Liang wrote:
I'm sorry, this is too funny!
I'm a Chinese and I think this article must have been written for a novelty newspaper!
This paragraph particularly gave me a chuckle ...
"... Or there’s the CCTV presenter Yang Rui, who showed support for the crackdown with a bizarre online outburst in which he cursed mysterious foreign “snake heads,” who dupe innocent local women into bed, while really acting as secret GPS-wielding spies."
LMFAO! The Chinese authorities should check Westerners penises for GPS implants!
PROTECT CHINA FROM WESTERN PENIS!! hahahahaha
The obvious lies of the Chinese Communist Party ARE VERY STUPID AND FUNNY!

THE WHOLE WORLD LAUGHS AT CCP CHINA!

"The Political Sickman (and stupidman) of Asia"

FUNNY for us in the West, but sad, humiliating and tragic for China!
CHINA ON TOP

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Aug 1, 2012
Laugh at this; China has 18 GOLDS!
While you have zip, zilch, nada!
A-HAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH HAHHAA!
OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS

Canada

#20 Aug 2, 2012
RAT EATING GOOK wrote:
Gooks and Darkies are so jealous of China. Don't hate because people aren't flooding into your 3rd world agent orange infested shit hole you call a "country."
This must be the crazy Chinese butt-stabber! This "RAT.." guy is quite obviously insane and spewing gibberish!

But how did he get to the US?

Since: Aug 08

Shanghai, China

#22 Aug 2, 2012
OVERTHROW the CCP PIGS wrote:
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This must be the crazy Chinese butt-stabber! This "RAT.." guy is quite obviously insane and spewing gibberish!
But how did he get to the US?
By swimming like Phelps

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