Tuesday 18 June 2019

Ching Cheong Chinaman Notable Name

Ching Cheong, a veteran journalist who was jailed in mainland China for three years on trumped-up espionage charges, blamed the government for pushing the unpopular [extradition bill in Hong Kong] in the face of opposition from groups across a diverse political spectrum, including the legal sector and even some pro-Beijing figures.
“They have completely ignored all the peaceful, rational and non-violent expressions. The frustrations are felt across the board,” he said. “The students’ emotions are just an expression of Hong Kong society. They feel there is no way out.” (12 June 2019)

The journalist Ching Cheong has an unfortunate, ironic name because so much cultural sensitivity befalls the term "Ching Chong".

ChingChongChinaMan went to milk a cow
ChingChongChinaMan didn't know how
ChingChongChinaMan pulled the wrong tit
ChingChongChinaMan got covered in sh%t

Additional links to the history of the anti-Chinese slur (here and here). The racial slur has been used for over 100 years.

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