04-24-2016, 08:04 AM
Hey. Been busy. Haven't really heard about this supposed campaign against dating foreigners, but foreigners are very popular among Asian women. That doesn't necessarily make it easy, though. Finding a girl you like is still a hard task, especially with the language barrier. You can't have any girl you want, and it is very common to see Chinese girls with Chinese guys.
The idea that this is "threatening" to the Chinese, as has been mentioned, is food for thought, but as far as real life experience, I've never heard anyone complain about it and I do feel very privileged living here. I can get job offers walking down the street, I don't have to speak the language to get by, and I get a lot of people who will randomly walk up to me and try to make friends just so they have someone to improve their English with. There have been a few occasions on which a girl has expressed her desire to marry me, but she was either not that attractive and/or already in her 30s and desperate.
I've never had anyone express anything more than impatience at my bad Chinese while buying things and other than that I don't think anyone has ever outwardly shown any signs of resentment or jealousy in either language. The people here don't seem to feel entitled to things just based on their nationality and nobody I've met has ever said or expressed anything like that, unless they were Korean or old people still sore about Boxer's Rebellion way back when.
The rise of the number of foreigners in China doesn't seem to have embittered anyone because of their ability to become experts without any real effort. For the most part, people just have a deep desire to learn and better themselves rather than worry about what other people have. It goes both ways, too, since many Chinese people who come to America are quite successful and you don't see Americans complaining about them taking our women and our jerbs because we all know, deep down, that it's good for us to have these people around, and that's how it is here.
Also, these campaigns probably won't have much of an impact. For one, how many young Chinese girls work for the government? Two, you can't really enforce it. Not only is it about as pointless as the stupid police commercials about obeying the law in America, but its limited scope of application for the reasons given make it not really a big concern. Just another police commercial like in America, as far as I'm concerned, although the police is another matter entirely since their impetus to control people seems non-exist compared to US police from what I can tell.