Difference Between Race Ethnicity Nationality
Travel Culture and Experiences are Essential to Learning and Developing into better people, appreciation of what we see and participate in will never be substituted or rivalled by reading books or watching TV
Must venture and adapt to new things, fly, bus, walk, hike, ride, sail, drive Get on board and make it happen or Miss or regret the thrills and infusion of richness that envelops your senses
Achievements and Inventions Chinese
I have to say that Chinese people are true patriots,love their country what it has achieved and its historical contributions to the World:
To Name a Few
Compass, Movable Type, Paper, Silk, Gunpowder
- Woodblock printing,
- Paper making,
- Bone china,
- water wheel,
- Tibetan culture and beliefs,
- trading silk road,
- Taiji and Gong fu
- Great wall,
Their History and Current Time, New lifestyle they are proud of and rightly so. The country’s evolution and growth over a very short period of time has been promising and internationally recognised
They show willing and assist casually but don’t welcome or endear themselves quickly to foreign nationals, Race Ethnicity and Nationality is growing faster with multinationals arriving, it takes time and confidence building relationships, either by the foreigners’ participation in events games, or companies arranging then same activities
Communication directly [preferably in Chinese no matter how little is known] effort is rewarded with laughter and kinder eyes and finally some acceptance to their community
Other means are teaching or working within a foreign company or business or associated language driven marketing
By not accepting [outsiders easily] particularly small towns and villages, they maintain a distance sometimes even divert from sharing or being alone one-to-one with you in situations.
Chinese and Religion
Modern Chinese in general don’t seem to support or follow any particular religion but, in parts of china they have embraced over the centuries, Buddhism, Muslim,Taoism beliefs,
Recently Christianity is now showing and inserted into the system, I have seen in Shenzhen an orthodox church in Bao’an district, in its splendour it was built over 10 years ago and has a following
World Religion China
Chinese I have met are unaware of other religions they
simply are not interested, They do however have dislikes to certain cultures
and appearances they encounter in daily lives or while travelling abroad
China is now quickly becoming a melting pot of nationalities, some passing through others arriving to work and live long term even marry orientals
In my honest opinion Chinese, regardless of its Historical feuds, Foreign
invasion and violence, racism exists due to how Chinese perceive our differences culture and appearances
What activists in china have managed to do is bring leverage to bear on this society hence we see more of the problem
Many Chinese from small towns and villages live out their lives in somewhat simple settings, with little needs and wants,comfortable daily things is bliss, to regard any outside occurrence or influence beyond periphery is neither considered nor important.
Colour, Race or Creed
Colour and Race carries stereotyping and Social or financial equation, and rise in social misconceptions. Citizens of UK,PORTUGAL,GERMANY, FRANCE or USA are expected to be Caucasian,
Others are Tagged as Minorities or Black, For Chinese Black is Perceived as ”Brown” Black and ”Others ” anything other than white from my experience as a teacher, lol
What Colour are You?
A discussion with my students a few years ago, where my question as to what color they were [Chinese] I was promptly told ”White”
Question on Colour
When I posed a view from the world’s aspect that
Chinese were considered Yellow there was a blank look and mumbling but not a direct agree or disagree was offered.
So I take from that they didn’t wish to be regarded as any other colour than white.
Cosmetics Companies for Chinese Markets
‘Must Have Whiter Skin’ Chinese are obsessed with fair skin, white They are pushing the manufacturers to provide whiteners for their skin to be enhanced and boy the manufacturers are rubbing their hands with excited glee
Another point is Wealthy nations, i.e ITALY, PORTUGAL,FRANCE, USA UK GERMANY, RUSSIA,AUSTRALIA CANADA to mention a few,are perceived as Wealthy, Rich, or Powerful Nations and highly followed and sought after for immigrating and studies,
From an Historical Aspect, hence they are given much
more credibility and value when in business and social settings
The reasons on reflection I expect are past historical events between these countries, trading, and political standing.
Chinese are avid TV viewers so movies are part of this doctrine, advertisement, trading in specialised products and services too
Personal Experience China
I Live and worked for many years, teaching in the early days in china since 2005. Started an e-commerce business with a Chinese partner, returned home to UK and back again managing the office I have witnessed the attitudes and psyche of the orientals and lifestyle and it’s people.
Living and traveling from Shandong, Beijing, Henan,Guilin, Hainan, Chengdu, guangdong, shanghai, Beihai, Tianjin, xi’an, Guangzhou
All offer a wider scope of lifestyles, Experiencing incredible differences in Local people receptiveness to foreign interactions and faces
Chinese Ethnic Prejudices
Chinese Prejudices heighten Post Cov-19 Brings Ethnic Chinese Abroad Problems
Recent reports has suggested Racism of Chinese against and Among Chinese is appearing, following The corona-virus outbreak which has spread not only a Deadly virus.
But Punishing racism among the ethnic Chinese Groups that study or live abroad Casting unpleasant accusations and derogatory scathing names
The topic of Power, Discrimination, Influence, Ignorance and Naivety will always require further answers, this is worldwide and infiltrates all our society. Now that we are faced with tough life threatening decisions, this may seem Unimportant,
However the reason for this post is to extrapolate how closely linked we are and joined at the hips in all of life’s ups and downs
we bicker on differences yet we come together for the greater good, my question is simple, if this is so important to collectively align ourselves to what threatens our society life and world
Why do we not just as easily appreciate how other precious attributes, cultures, lifestyles and other people’s plight in other threatened Scenarios
How we are inextricably common to each other reliant on each to survive, we have a domino effect that will bring us all down or raise awareness and bring about good result