So suddenly there are Filipino-Chinese, Hong Kong Chinese, Taiwanese Chinese and Mainland Chinese. This comes as hating the People’s Republic of China has suddenly become a fashion statement for the Philippines’ chi chi “activists” who presume to protest the visit of its president Xi Jinping this week.
The interesting thing with this sudden specificity when it comes to categorising ethnic Chinese people is that it comes from a people who are renowned for unilaterally “repatriating” ethnic Filipinos who are citizens of other countries when they achieve something of global consequence.
Indeed it is fashionable and a rich source of virtue-signalling fodder for American citizens of Filipino ethnic background to identity with their “motherland” half a planet away. You wonder then. Is it right for Filipinos who are famous for this sort of thinking to be categorising ethnic Chinese people?
This just goes to show what big hypocrites Filipino fashionista “activists” are and how hopelessly incoherent their ideological grounding is.
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