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    Quote Originally Posted by ArrynField
    I'm just commenting that the degree of racism faced by Chinese abroad is not to the same level experienced by Expats in HK....

    IMO some HK'ers are typically more xenophobic towards their counterparts over the border and more friendly towards Expats.
    I think it has more to do with class than anything else. Just by virtue of HK not being an immigrant country and most expats coming here as professionals they tend to be around more educated and cosmopolitan people. I'm sure an Asian doctor in the US experiences far less racism than a taxi driver or the guy running a corner store too. Lower class HK is probably just as racist than lower class US. Just look at how Mainlanders get treated, that's not racism, it's classism.
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    My neighbor, the bar tender, said that Blue Girl beer has increased their trade prices.
    I’m not surprised that rice may be next, although most of our rice comes from Thailand and China, and that we may be paying more again :’(

    https://www.reuters.com/article/heal...-idUSL4N2BI1EF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Chips
    I've experienced negative racism in Hong Kong. It doesn't 'bother' me, but I'm sure the term 'Gweilo' is racist... aside from the fact that, despite how I look, I'm not a 'gweilo' by some definitions, it's certainly derogatory in some contexts.

    On several occasions I have been quoted higher prices than my local friends. I suspect this has probably happened many more times than I'm aware of.

    Again, this doesn't bother me, but many times I've been asked, "Where are you from?"... so I say, "Tuen Mun!"... "Where are you really from?"... I don't actually have a problem with that but I'm reliably informed that people who ask that are literally Hitler.

    I can't buy shoes in my size and the shopkeepers think it's hilarious!
    Before you ask, sadly, in my case, big shoes simply means big feet...

    People ask me if I can use chopsticks or they're amazed when they see me using them.

    Local people who I have known for over 10 years still feel the need to tell me, "This is Hong Kong."... I'm 'othered'... (I think that's right.).

    The Principal at the local school I work at introduces me to everyone as American... I've worked there for 10 years, I'm British.

    A police officer who was harassing us for street performing berated me, "You foreigners!"... I pointed out that I am a PR and had been here for over a decade... "Can you speak Cantonese?", he shouted back at me angrily.

    A landlord once refused to rent a house to me when he found out I was 'western'.

    Just what I can think of off the top of my head... oh yeah, the whole pushing in between me and my family thing, or being asked for my ticket at the cinema even though my (Chinese) wife has just showed them two... I believe these are called 'micro-aggressions'...

    On the other hand, security guards offer me little resistance and I've been waved on by police after being pulled over for various minor driving indiscretions...
    Agree with all you say there. I think another reason 'Racism' appears more prevalent in China/Hong Kong and maybe other Asian countries is that they are far less 'Multi Cultural' than some western countries like UK or USA, particularly in certain cities like London. Therefore as a Westerner you 'stick out'. It may be less so for other Asians in China as the physical difference is less pronounced.

    I don't have a problem with this personally. I specifically chose to live somewhere less 'expat' in Hong Kong because I wanted to have a little more of a 'local' experience.
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    The frugal Chinese on Peng Chau I think don't see the point in paying 35 dollars for a glass of beer when they can drink for about 4-5 dollars a can with a 12-pack. So the drinking I see on Peng Chau is a group of locals with many cans of beer, sitting out near the water/beach drinking away. Have to say I tend to agree with them, never could understand such a huge markup for alcohol as, say, compared to food which actually requires a lot more skill to prepare.

    I used to have a weekly appointment in Yau Ma Tei and club 7-11 was in full swing.

    So whether locals drink more or not, the ones that do seem to do it on a budget.

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    So Brits. not only drink more than HKers, they drink four times as much! 🤔 What a surprise... not!
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    Still dark on Jacinda? Genuine question.


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    The source of the infection was not found in several cases today, but most of them said they had been to bars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooden
    The source of the infection was not found in several cases today, but most of them said they had been to bars
    Had they also eaten in restaurants, been on public transport, and handled money?

    I agree that closing bars is very likely to slow and prevent new infections, but only if it is accompanied by lots of other closures.

    But imagine if I thew this out there...

    The source of the infection was not found in several cases today, but most of them said they had dogs.