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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 02:03 pm

Condoleezza Rice, that is. Comments on a Chinese website:

“How come the United States selects a female chimpanzee as Secretary of State?”

“This black woman thinks rather a lot of herself.”

“She’s so ugly she’s losing face. Even a dog would be put off its dinner while she’s being fed.”

Wow. It’s like Democratic Underground is running things over there.

Posted by Tim B. on 03/25/2005 at 01:09 PM
    1. How dare you say bad things about Chinese people! You are clearly RACIST!!11!!

      By the way, the post title tickled me pink.

      Posted by Drunk Fade on 03/25 at 01:56 PM • permalink


    1. Is the DU running things in China?  From what I reading about their banking woes, they probably are.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 03/25 at 02:21 PM • permalink


    1. So I guess Terry McAuliffe’s on a world tour since leaving the DNC chairmanship…

      Posted by John57 on 03/25 at 03:08 PM • permalink


    1. I thought we Australians were supposed to be biggest bunch of racists in the universe.

      Obviously no damn cottin’ pickin’ black woman should think anything of herself.

      Sexist and racist bastards; shall await the protests, the outrage, the….hello, are you there people who sell Green Left Weekly…hello?

      Posted by Darlene Taylor on 03/25 at 04:51 PM • permalink


    1. I would have to be dubious about anything in the SMH that claims to be a sampling of opinion about… well, anything!.
      This looks like a bit more sour grapes from the “sorry world, we lost the election” brigade.

      Posted by blogstrop on 03/25 at 05:15 PM • permalink


    1. “How come the United States selects a female chimpanzee as Secretary of State?”

      How come a wildlife rescue group in Indonesia (according to SBS Dateline this week) had to save a female Orang Outang from a workman’s camp where it was being used for prostitution?
      The camera showed the rescue – the narrator pinted out that the woeful cries captured on tape were those of the “owner”, who was desolated at … no, not shame, but the loss of livelihood!
      What do Asians have to feel superior about?

      Posted by blogstrop on 03/25 at 05:23 PM • permalink


    1. Asians have forgotten more about racism than Australians will ever learn

      Posted by steve68 on 03/25 at 05:48 PM • permalink


    1. It’s probably some misunderstanding.  Lautreamont :

      Who can understand why two lovers who idolised one another the night before, because of one word misinterpreted, split up, eastward one, west the other, goaded by hate, revenge, love and remorse, and never see each other again, both cloaked in lonely pride. This is a miracle renewed every day and is none the less miraculous for that.

      The same thing happened when the other day China made a friendly threat to nuke Taiwan.

      This is why we need diplomat

      Posted by rhhardin on 03/25 at 06:14 PM • permalink


    1. You know, I never thought I’d see Lautreamont quoted in an international affairs context.

      Now, the question is, is Taiwan the shark or is it Maldoror? Does it matter? Will I stop asking these questions?

      Posted by Sigivald on 03/25 at 06:21 PM • permalink


    1. Silly

      Posted by Jim Treacher on 03/25 at 06:38 PM • permalink


    1. steve68 Asians have forgotten more about racism than Australians will ever learn

      Channeling Yogi Berra is a feat best left to professionals.

      I know she won’t run, but damn, I would like to see Condelezza Rice run for President in 2008.

      Posted by joe bagadonuts on 03/25 at 07:23 PM • permalink


    1. No multi-cultural politically-correct commie rats in China…

      Posted by Mystery Meat on 03/25 at 07:52 PM • permalink


    1. This week, China’s official media were reduced to reporting solemnly that support for the anti-secession law had come from such statesmen as Sonatane Tu’akinamolahi Taumoepeau-Tupou, Foreign Minister of Tonga, and Abu Bakr Abdullah al-Kurbi, Foreign Minister of Yemen.

      Hence, perhaps, the dark thoughts Beijing has allowed to surface on the internet.

      Posted by guinsPen on 03/25 at 08:30 PM • permalink


    1. MEMRI a couple of years ago posted some translations from some Arabic newspapers and it was every bit if not more viruntley racist and misogynistic as those Chinese comments.

      I tried to write a letter to our local newspaper about this and I got a reply of “Interesting” from the editor but the note was not published. Thank God for blogs!

      Posted by Marcus Aurelius on 03/25 at 08:32 PM • permalink


    1. Further proof that racism and xenophobia are damn near universal, and not just the exclusive domain of Anglo-Saxon-centric countries.

      Condi in ‘08.  ‘16 by the latest.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 03/25 at 08:36 PM • permalink


    1. At least we in the West own up to it and work to stamp it out!

      Posted by Marcus Aurelius on 03/25 at 08:40 PM • permalink


    1. Colin Powell, a son of Jamaican immigrants, rises through the ranks of the military to become the highest ranked general, and later to become Secretary of State.  All due to hard work.

      Condi Rice, a daughter of humble origins from the deep south of Alabama, rises up the ladder to become Secretary of State.  All due to hard work.

      To understand America is to understand us through our successes.

      Posted by wronwright on 03/25 at 09:53 PM • permalink


    1. People of color cannot be racist. Racism is an institutionalized white Western phenomenon. Or something. Some lefty tried to explain it to me, but I got confused. Anyway, what’s important is, a Chinese guy calling a black woman a chimpanzee is not racist; a white person using the word “niggardly”, in context, in front of (and not even directed to) a black person, is racist.

      Posted by Dave S. on 03/25 at 10:54 PM • permalink


    1. You’re being a bit niggardly with your explanation their Dave.

      Posted by drscroogemcduck on 03/25 at 11:15 PM • permalink


    1. Sorry, didn’t mean to gyp you on it.

      (uh oh!)

      Posted by Dave S. on 03/26 at 01:05 AM • permalink


    1. I often wonder why the Chinese feel superior. They boast about their 5000 year old civilisation, yet during all of that time, including the present, there has been nothing even approaching human rights in China. They still murder girl children and sell them into prostitution and slavery ; people are executed for ‘crimes’ that would attract a fine in most civilised countries, and their body parts sold. The Chinese criminals who were allowed into Australia have brought their vile customs with them -eg, kidnapping, extortion, forced prostitution etc. And the Chinese are the worst racists. Every Chinese I have ever known has looked down on black people and called them ‘monkeys’ (strange, that one, since the Chinese themselves have often been likened to monkeys).  Personally I find the average black American far more physically attractive than any Chinese.

      And how many beautiful animals – like the tiger – have been slaughtered so some filthy old Chinese with too much money can get it up again – disgusting people.

      Just like the Muslims really – they need to denigrate what they have never been able to achieve for themselves..

      Posted by dee on 03/26 at 02:21 AM • permalink


    1. Chinese are the Middle Kingdom surrounded by hairy barbarians.

      Asia is very racist but they dont know what a racist is, some people are destined to be superior to others and you cant fight destiny, its the foreign devil that they most fear.

      Posted by rog2 on 03/26 at 03:08 AM • permalink


    1. Can we please lose the myth of the “ 5,000 year old “ Chinese culture.

      No, it is not, unless you also want to accord Europe a 5,000 year old culture on the basis of successive waves of migrations and invasions by one ethnic group after another.

      And the Chinese themselves eterminated this cultural continuity when they imported the utterly Western perversion of Marxism and began stamping out all cultural competition, an act that peaked in the Cultural Revolution.

      If the Chinese have a 5,000 year old culture then America has a rich native American heritage because our East Coast suburbs all have Indian names and our sports teams are called Braves, Chiefs and Redskins… Modern day China is a Pittsburgh or Birmingham with secret police…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 03/26 at 04:43 PM • permalink


  1. So, the Sydney Morning Herald has discovered Chinese bulletin boards (via somebody else, I notice). And surprise, surprise, they’ve found that Chinese Internet users can be as feral as BBS users anywhere else (Tim hit the nail on the head in his last sentence about the Democratic Underground – he could also have mentioned Indymedia or Webdiary).

    Getting a few comments off BBS on which to hang a story is as lame talking to a taxi driver on the way from the airport to your hotel and writing up what he said as expert analysis.

    If these comments about Condoleezza Rice show us anything, it’s that the Chinese are like everyone else; when some of think noone’s watching they go at with both barrels.

    As much as I admire Rice, I believe that racist comments about her are the (necessary) flip side of an Internet culture that has more positive aspects than negative. For every dickhead spouting off about ugly black women, there are others posting poems calling for the release of political prisoners, bringing social problems to light, calling for better treatment of peasants and workers, criticising corrupt officials, etc. You don’t get poems for freedom without the racist and stupid comments that are par for the course on the Internet.

    People posting racist comments about Rice are the Chinese equivalents of the regulars on Webdiary – they just don’t cloak their feelings in politically correct slogans (or not, if slips by Margo about Jewish cabals show us anything). And who’s surprised that there are more than a few Webdiarists in a population of 1.3 billion?

    What the SMH doesn’t mention is that Rice is lauded on Chinese BBS and in the Chinese press as well. If you don’t read Chinese it’s not much use, but do a Google search for 赖斯 (the Chinese for Condoleezza Rice; or “Lai Si” – Lai is a common family name, and laisi sounds like Rice to Chinese ears [si is pronounced like the ‘si’ in sit]). Lots of it is ranges from positive to neutral.

    Yes, some Chinese are as racist towards blacks as any people on earth (and some of the racism is ugly). But it’s on a par with what some urban Chinese think about peasants, or what some northerners think about southerners, or what some men think about women, etc. China is a politically correct society – in the true meaning of the word – in many respects, but on race and gender it’s not.

    I’m regularly referred to as 大鼻�? – da bizi [big nose] – or worse – by Chinese who think that foreigners can’t understand their language. I’ve never taken it personally and have always used it as an opening to start a conversation. This means that the construction worker from a village in central China who casually refers to me as Big Nose to his mates in the street as I pass ends up sitting with me for a bowl of noodles as we talk and learn something about each other. He’ll probably call the next foreigner with a big nose Big Nose but at least he’ll remember me and perhaps have a laugh about the guy who spoke Chinese and wonder about a life beyond what he knows.

    And besides, if it’s a pretty young Chinese woman calling you Big Nose, you can educate her about the correlation between big noses and … well, you know.

    Come into the world, SMH. BBS are not a window onto Chinese culture and society. No more than Webdiary tells us very much about Australia (thank God). They are interesting, but only in a limited way. And only if you put what you’ve seen (second hand) into context will it make any sense.

    Posted by Hanyu on 03/26 at 10:33 PM • permalink