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Q: I'm Australian but my heritage is Chinese, I frequently get discriminated by Chinese.

I am a banana, white on the inside, yellow on the outside. I get discriminated for how I look here. Because I don't look white, I don't get treated the same. Less pay, no rights, the list goes on. 'Never judge a book by its cover' It's a shame that doesn't apply here. Do you also have the same problems here?

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In a way, not here but elsewhere I have had some problems.  I just do not let it bother me anymore.  I just move on.  But I guess that is life, you are judged by what can be seen, not by what's inside you.

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Indeed people judge you by looks, but I think here it's so openly accepted, even though you have all the qualifications, you're still not good enough! It makes living here so hard ! =( But yeah i guess you're right, just need to move on huh ?

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I have a few Chinese American/Canadian/Australian friends with the same problem. They will get paid less than a white guy, but more than a Chinese national and stuff like that. Do you speak the language? If so screw the Chinese firms and go to a foreign one. 

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We all have no rights, when you get right down to it. The less thing pay really sucks, man, sympathy.

 

I assume you're a teacher from the 'less pay' thing, 'cos that's how the industry seems to work. Maybe you could look for a way to use your heritage to your advantage, especially if you speak the local language; maybe look for consulting or translating work?

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As a parent of 2 Eurasian kids I would love to here more about your experiences in China 

Please write some more about it.

I worry about how my Kids will go if they decide to live in China

Best regards

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welcome to china home of the ignorant

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Well, I've been here for 18 months, and yes, it's a teaching job. And I have applied to numerous places. Either I get no reply, or I get told on sorry we don't want people with Chinese heritage.

I would have thought my fluency in both Chinese and English would be an advantage to teaching as I could translate and teach at the same time. But obviously not. It's all about how you look om the outside.

I guess no matter how good my English is, and I grew up and was educated in Australia, it doesn't change the fact that my face doesn't fit the English teacher requirements. Sadly, they would rather hire someone who would have less teaching experience, because look non Chinese.... I think it's pretty sad. .. And yeah I come back to the land where I'm born, and all I get is ignorance. It is so frustrating! It's so not fair huh?

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Philbravery; I think alot has to do with the education system here. And I would say to send your kids aboard. They will be educated about all aspects of live, not just how to get the best grades in math and English. I don't think the schools here teach life lessons as well as aboard. Things like camp, work experience and also just doing this because you're a child isn't quite as easy here in china.

I also think although it's getting very multicultural here, the issue and awareness of racism isn't talked about here. And I think that is a bit part of live to be well educated about. I mean there are ignorant people everywhere, but I think it's more so here in China.

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If your not white don't try to be. If your fluent in chinese stick to that instead and get a job where you can speak chinese. Your australian by nationality but by race your still chinese. I guess that's what your trying to say. Don't try to be something your not!

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