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Subject: The second coming...
Nanheyangrouchuan    4/22/2008 2:21:15 AM
"I've been saying that the Boxer Rebellion will happen again, and many have turned away. But now it is happening! Threats against foreigners/French in Beijing: Even China' s own para-olympic torch bearer is being branded a "race enemy" for calling for restraint by the Chinese people: "Another more recent story relates to Jin Jing, our Paralympian heroine who had bravely defended the Olympic torch from some pro-Tibetan protestor in Paris during the torch relay. ESWN tells of how she has become the greatest traitor of the Chinese nation literally overnight for merely suggesting that people should be careful about the Carrefour boycott, because the many Chinese employees of that company would be the first to suffer." The Western powers, India, Japan and South Korea must rise to the occasion to contain then dissect bad, bad China once and for all!"
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Nanheyangrouchuan       4/22/2008 12:17:17 PM


April 22, 2008

Attack on an American volunteer by anti-Carrefour mob in Zhuzhou, Hunan: UPDATED

Attack on an american volunteer by anti-carrefour mob in zhuzhou, hunan" class="imgright" height="533" width="400"> Editor's note: This post has been updated. Details after the jump.

Here's an email we received from a volunteer teacher from an Ivy League university volunteer programme in Hunan Province (who shall remain unnamed to protect the identities of everyone involved) — a chilling account of an attack on his colleague by an anti-Carrefour mob in Zhuzhou. The matter has been brought to the attention of the US Embassy in Beijing and should serve as a warning to all Caucasian readers, particularly those living in second-tier cities, to avoid large crowd gatherings at all costs during these crazy, crazy times. Our foreign correspondent friends in Shanghai and Beijing have been receiving death threats on their mobile phones and through their faxes, but clearly, this is something else:

Last night [Editor's note: Sunday, Apr 20] around 7pm my friend was attacked by a mob of about 150 people outside the Carrefour in Zhuzhou, Hunan (near his placement site). When leaving Carrefour some of the crowd started shouting at him and he tried to say he didn't have anything to do with the Olympics, but 3 men started to push him and then he was hit in the back of the head at least 3 times. He started to run, and the mob chased him. He jumped into a cab, but the mob surrounded the car and started shaking and rocking it. The cab driver was shouting at him to get out. Then they started hitting the car. The crowd was shouting "kill him! kill the Frenchman." He called the Field Director while in the back of the car. The cab driver abandon the car when he saw police coming. Two police made there way though the mob and managed to drive the cab away. The Field Director alerted [a certain public official]. The police got him another cab and he took it from Zhuzhou to the field director's home in Changsha. He spending the night here in Changsha and is likely leaving China as soon as possible.

[My colleague] is only 22, an American (not French), and a volunteer teacher. He graduated from [university] less than 10 months ago. If he can be attacked anyone can be. The situation in central china is becoming much worse very quickly. He has been cut up pretty badly by the glass and the people trying to grab him.

I didn't think the situation and protests were anything to worry about before now, but if the mob had gotten him outside of the cab he could have easily been killed.

Foreigners need to be more aware that this is a real danger and MUCH more careful around the protests here in central china.

Im also sending this letter to the embassy.
People need to be more much careful.

The following letter was sent by the Field Director of the programme, to all their volunteers in China:

Dear Volunteers,

It goes without saying that right now is a very sensitive time in China. I wrote to you last week to avoid talking about the three 'T's' and other controversial topics in China now.

By now, you've probably all heard about what happened last night, but before I go into details, I'm going to tell you TO AVOID PROTESTS AND PLACES WHERE PROTESTS ARE BEING HELD. This is extremely important for your own personal safety. I spoke with the US Embassy in Beijing this morning, and the officer that I spoke with told me that there have been cases in the past of protesters in China targeting innocent foreign bystanders. Despite what you may or may not think, just by going to Carrefour, you're making a statement to say that you don't agree with the protesters, and they can very well take that to mean that you don't agree with China. From here on out, there is no need to put yourself into this situation. Also, if you feel that you want to go ahead and become involved in protests of a political nature, keep in mind that you're directly violating the Conditions of Participation that you signed at the beginning of the year, specifically by getting involved in political events. We'll call you all individually, so if you have any more questions, please feel free to ask. We're just trying to make sure that everyone is and feels safe and that people are not put into avoidable situations.

Last night, a Z

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Zhang Fei       4/22/2008 8:10:54 PM
A commenter at Businessweek:

There was a major riot at the Carrefour in Hefei, Anhui yesterday. I live in China and have been threatened with violence if I go to Carrefour.
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Zhang Fei       4/22/2008 9:10:54 PM
Chinese cab drivers are apparently putting signs in their rear windows that say "refuse to carry frenchmen and dogs". Way amusing. I don't think they realize that Westerners don't eat dogs, and in many cases, prefer dogs to other humans.

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Zhang Fei       4/23/2008 8:28:51 AM
Lamb kebab, if you want to mix it up with the Chinese in a massively public forum, here's a link.
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YelliChink       4/23/2008 12:39:30 PM

Lamb kebab, if you want to mix it up with the Chinese in a massively public forum, here's a link.

The same kind of BS also goes all over Taiwanese public forum. I gradually believe that the only way to deal with this trend of trolling on behave of commies is to ban all posters who use IPs in PRC from posting. These trolls got paid to do so by commies of various levels and organizations, and we ordinary people just don't have the time and money to revert it. Though a lie is still a lie after 1000 repetition, it's just plain annoyance to see a lot of them.
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