The case for enduring friendship between Chinese and Western people
Amazing work brother.
Wow, thank you for writing such a nice piece. As a Beijinger, I'm touched. It made me homesick. This is exactly the kind of conversation needed to happen if we are to progress as a whole. Mutual understanding, respect, and conversation are the keys. I'm crossing my fingers for that day.
Really enjoyed this! I totally relate to everything that you said, I'm currently posting this from a VPN on a small village in the South of China where no one speaks English and my WeChat Pay doesn't work, but still people are friendly and we somehow manage to communicate!
Well said and agreed
Enjoyed it, and feel similarly. Hopefully commonsense humanity eventually wins out over the global big dick competition.
I don't really see how even friendships can be maintained very easily anymore. If you made a friend in China, how would you be able to keep in contact with them? VPNs are almost always getting banned, the international internet and all its social media is blocked and inaccessible, travel is curtailed. Like you said, it's nearly impossible to travel in China now because you can't even do things like pay for food without downloading complex apps in foreign languages and connecting it to a Chinese bank account that you don't even have. Extremely discouraging situation.