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jixiang

Oct 15, 2016 12:33

Articles : jixiang commented on news The 5 Types of Chinese Youth You Will Meet in Beijing

Nowadays Chinese nationalists in internet forums often bring up police violence against black people in the USA as a way to deflect attention from China's problems It's especially ironic because most of these people don't especially like blacks themselves, and often consider them to be genetically inferior. Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Jun 08, 2016 14:10

Around China : jixiang commented on news “Obey Our Law:” Shenzhen Police Put Up Chinglish Notice Warning Foreigners to Register

The point is that the tone of the notice isn't appropriate. What need is there to say "no matter who you are or where you come from, you are in China so obey our laws"? This isn't serious, and makes foreigners feel liek they are being accused of doing something wrong. Why couldn't they just say "we would like to ... Full Comment>>

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jixiang

May 30, 2016 09:38

Articles : jixiang commented on news We Need to Revolutionize Chinese Studying Habits

A bit too many assumptions, perhaps? Full Comment>>

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jixiang

May 26, 2016 10:56

Articles : jixiang commented on news We Need to Revolutionize Chinese Studying Habits

So Chinese society doesn't understand that change is needed, but foreigners shouldn't tell them so as not to offend them? It's true that a lot of foreigners (or at least Westerners) are too ready to pass judgment on things when they have only lived in China a short while and don't understand what goes on. But at the ... Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Nov 30, 2015 15:22

Articles : jixiang commented on news China’s English has Recently Gotten Worse: What Happened?

While I agree, in general, that Chinese society is xenophobic, I do think it's a bit unfair for people from English-speaking countries to "accuse" them of not wanting to learn English. Has it ever struck you that as a native English speaker, you happen to be able to access a huge amount of international material and ... Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Nov 30, 2015 15:19

Articles : jixiang commented on news China’s English has Recently Gotten Worse: What Happened?

China is huge. Objectively, how can all Chinese kids have a fluent English teacher from the beginning to the very end? It just ain't happening. Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Mar 27, 2015 15:27

Around China : jixiang commented on news Woman Loses iPhone in Beijing Taxi, Finds Driver's Selfies in iCloud

If you sit in the front there will at least be a seat belt, although in small towns the driver will try and convince you that you don't need to wear it. Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Mar 27, 2015 11:34

Articles : jixiang commented on news Should Foreigners Be Treated Differently Under Chinese Criminal Law?

Writing an article about this is reasonable. The point is that these articles always make sure never to touch the real issues. For instance, how can the law be applied "fairly" to foreigners when there is no concept of fairness in the Chinese legal system anyway? For instance, the Chinese themselves will get ... Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Mar 10, 2015 17:41

Articles : jixiang commented on news 9 Important Differences between Foreigners and Chinese

Quite frankly, I think you are exaggerating the extent of the freedom Westerners enjoyed in the past. It is of course true that democracy historically comes from the West. Having said that, it is a fact that European societies were all autocratic until a few hundred years ago. The change started happening exactly ... Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Mar 04, 2015 09:23

Articles : jixiang commented on news 9 Important Differences between Foreigners and Chinese

Yes, on the other hand consider that until the 15-16th centuries, historians in Europe had to be equally careful, or they might be the ones losing their heads. All historical recollections from the past have to be taken with an equally big grain of salt. Full Comment>>

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Mar 03, 2015 15:35

Articles : jixiang commented on news 9 Important Differences between Foreigners and Chinese

Yes, but you make it sound like the Chinese built the Wall because they saw any outsiders as "savages" as a result of xenophobia. This may be true, but building the Great Wall was a rational reaction to a military threat. The fact is that in the past China, for geographic reasons, was not generally in direct contact ... Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Mar 02, 2015 21:56

Articles : jixiang commented on news 9 Important Differences between Foreigners and Chinese

Yes, this articles is receiving exaggerated criticism here. It's not written with bad intentions, it's just simplistic in the way that much Chinese commentary can be (for instance failing to distinguish between "foreigners" and "Westerners"). Most of the points made are basically correct, except for the one on the ... Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Mar 02, 2015 21:53

Articles : jixiang commented on news 9 Important Differences between Foreigners and Chinese

The English speaking programs on Chinese TV are only to be found on one channel, and they are mostly boring documentaries and propaganda masquerading as news. Some of the infrastructure is indeed "super-modern" in some Chinese cities, but so what? Does that mean that the people are all modern and educated? When it ... Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Mar 02, 2015 21:49

Articles : jixiang commented on news 9 Important Differences between Foreigners and Chinese

To be fair, the Chinese did not build the great wall of China because they wanted to isolated themselves, but rather because they had to defend themselves from the Mongols and the other nomadic peoples to the North who were aggressive and warlike. The fact that the Mongols and later the Manchu conquered China shows ... Full Comment>>

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Feb 06, 2015 12:12

Articles : jixiang commented on news Monster-in-Law? Common Tensions between Foreign Spouses and Chinese Mothers

Thanks for your well thought-out analysis. It's refreshing to have someone who doesn't express unreasonable prejudice against the other side. Full Comment>>

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Feb 04, 2015 23:00

Articles : jixiang commented on news Spring Festival Travel Guide to Destinations and Buying Train & Airline Tickets

I had some of the most amazing experiences out of my entire time in China spending the spring festival in little villages in Guangxi (where it's actually quite warm) and Shaanxi. Yes the living conditions were harsh, and yes now that I've been in China longer I fancy the idea of leaving the country for the whole ... Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Feb 04, 2015 10:03

Articles : jixiang commented on news Monster-in-Law? Common Tensions between Foreign Spouses and Chinese Mothers

The sort of conflicts which the article describes are ones which could really arise. On the other hand, I do think that phrases like "B gave so much to her daughter and her son-in-law's parents gave close to nothing: the difference is too great!" are biased and do nothing to help Chinese people understand the other ... Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Jan 21, 2015 18:18

Articles : jixiang commented on news China's Bad Air Scaring Away Foreign Tourists

A lot of Westerners have reached the realization that Jesus was not the son of god, and that they were wrong for the past two thousand years. Now it's China's turn with Confucius.... Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Dec 26, 2014 20:59

Around China : jixiang commented on news Christmas Banned in Schools amid Anti-Christmas Protests across China

What about the First of May? Isn't that a foreign holiday? The Chinese authorities are always selective in what they label as "foreign", and thus unsuitable for China. Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Dec 19, 2014 08:46

Articles : jixiang commented on news View Point of a Chinese Daughter: Double the Trouble of Cross-Cultural Relationships

To be fair though, not all Chinese girls like going out with white guys. While some of them will only go out with whites, there are many more who would never want to have a foreign boyfriend, because they are convinced the cultural gap is too big or something. I think you are making the mistake of assuming that the ... Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Nov 13, 2014 15:31

Around China : jixiang commented on news Teacher Reprimanded for Providing Anti-Abortion Materials to Second Graders

What reality? The reality of a fetus which doesn't even know of its own existence and feels no pain being aborted? Considering it to be a human being is simply sentimentalism, with a sexist purpose behind. Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Oct 29, 2014 10:56

Articles : jixiang commented on news 16 Things in Chinese Society that Foreigners Envy

"It is very well known that no foreigner can understand such deeply complex language as Chinese. " Uhm, that's nonsense. I'm a foreigner, I first came into contact with Chinese when I was in my twenties, and I can read Chinese newspapers. It takes me a long time, but I can. It's true that Chinese is very difficult ... Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Oct 29, 2014 10:53

Articles : jixiang commented on news 16 Things in Chinese Society that Foreigners Envy

While some of these points are true, some of them are nonsense. In my view the worst offender is point two. Foreigners agree with China's crackdown on drugs? That's nonsense. Most Westerners are appalled at the idea of executing drug dealers, which is what China does, and many of them would like their own countries ... Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Sep 30, 2014 11:27

Around China : jixiang commented on news Three Gorges Dam Tickets: Only Foreigners Pay

Such a free country....Oh shut up will ya. Full Comment>>

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jixiang

Sep 12, 2014 14:46

Articles : jixiang commented on news Rape and Sexual Assault Against Women Are Increasing in China- Here Are Five Possible Reasons Why

Let me disagree with you on one point. It's untrue that "the rest of the world (except for Islamic nations) is in a different century". Throughout Asia, Africa and even Latin America, a lot of societies (not necessarily Islamic) have attitudes as backward of more backward than Chinese ones. Full Comment>>

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