I'm reading the book Culture Shock:China by Kevin Sinclair. Good read. There is a pretty funny bit where he talks about the stereotypes many Chinese have about other nationalities and races. Very amusing...
Americans-All crazy, but also generous, friendly people led by treacherous warmongering politicians. If they are female, probably have sexual designs on innocent Chinese boys. If male, likewise, except these are on girls as well as boys.
Arabs-Constant tormentors of Western countries who keep Western barbarrians occupied outside China. Therefore good. Often encourage Islami extremism, which causes ripples among the many millions of Muslims in China's north and west. Therefore dangerous and untrustworthy.
Australians-Acceptable as business partners. Generally, a rowdy, hard drinking people. A likeable bunch of lunatics who speak an incomprehensible dialect.
Blacks-Sex-crazed, drug addicted womanisers who want to attack Chinese females. suspected of having AIDS, black marketing and smuggling. Also, totally beyond the pale because they are black. Also, assumed to be great dancers.
British-Devious, tough, ruthless and brutal. Not to be trusted in any deal unless there is an obvious advantage for them that will make them keep their word. For reasons no Briton can understand, the Chinese think them stylish.
Canadians-Nice, honest, open and generous farmers who can be trusted. Easy to do business with because they are a bit simple.
Filipinos-Brown Yankees who yodel and pluck guitars. Not serious people. But they are no threat to the Motherland, so they are tolerated.
French-Flamboyant and foppish, not serious but very artistic.
Germans-Clever, technically brilliant people, generally hard working, but often overweight and drunk.
Hong Kongers-Cunning Chinese with three piece suits and haughty manners, in China to make millions by providing sophisticated industrial infrastructure. Great that they have been back since 1997.
Indians-Toadies of Western liberalism whose addiction to democracy makes them totally untrustworthy. Also to be regarded with deep suspicion because of the recent emergence of Indian industry as a challenge to China's export-led economy.
Itallians-Cultural robbers who stole the idea of the noodle from China and called it spahgetti.Smooth and handsome romancers who drive fast cars. Watch out for them.
Japanese-Suspected of ulterior motives in offers to help develop China. Probably awaiting oppurtunities to rob China's riches and control the country. They did it before, how can we trust them again?
Latin Americans-Victims of grasping American bankers (which makes them good guys) and conspirators who flood the world with drugs (which makes them bad guys).
New Zealanders-Poor cousins to the australians, except the get drunk faster. Always complaining about everything and saying how much better it is back home. Why don't they go back?
Non-Chinese-Pitiful barbarrians who, if they become troublesome to China can speedily be kicked out of the country.
Russians-Brutal thugs itching to steal more northern territory from China. But they serve as an excellent lesson to 1.3 billion Chinese of what happens when totalitarian state collapses, therefore most useful to the leadership.