December 06, 2002
Article on HK chinese view on non-Chinese
Found a good article showing how HK Chinese feel about non-Chinese people in HK, and how biased they are to overseas born Chinese who has full qualifications in teaching English. If a foreign white person with the same qualifications is favoured over the overseas Chinese person.
Posted by whykay at December 06, 2002 06:29 PM
It shows how HK Chinese are finding it harder to cope and adapt to other cultures in HK. When Chinese people move abroad, we adapt then, to the culture we move in. We learn the language, and adopt the way things are done. But we like to be quietly accepted by the locals. We don't make a fuss, complain as much (but that does not mean we do not complain, just to our own selves.
But back to the article of how HK people view oversea born Chinese and foreigners. The writer is a bit annoyed with how things are percieved over in HK. But a good read anyhow - http://www.jademagazine.com/22iss_poon.html
Good article and depressingly true!!! The mind sets of my people are unbelievable. Great site Vic!! See every now and again, I do visit your site!! Keep up the good work.
Reading your articles remind of one incident for being refused an au-pair position in Hong Kong because I wasn't a white native English speaker, even though the job criteria is good spoken English.
May I recommend the Hong Kong Chinese should pay attention to the world's most famous literary prizes "Booker Prize", this prestigous award has been won by numerous Indian writers, one of whom is "Salman Rushdie", he was born in Bombay, India.
He is one of the most well known English conptemporary writer.
Given above facts, I wonder if the English schools in Hong Kong still think someone like "Salman Rushdie" not good enough to teach English because he is dark skinned and not a native English speaker.