I still don't know what you mean. Yield? How? In what kind of situation?
Standing up for one another? Well, let's say you are in a city like... let's say... Shanghai. Or anywhere in china. Say some local steals your wallet. You notice it too late but still early enough you'd be able to chase the guy down and take back what is yours. If you do so, other chinese who are just bystanders/witnesses will jump in and attack the Immigrant. But if there are any other foreign Immigrants around, they won't do anything. Even if they know that the local Immigrant involved is the victim.
I'm sure that wouldn't happen that way here. Anyway, what are you suggesting? I should sink to the level of that kind of behaviour?
If a chinese person in canada gets his wallet stolen for example, and he tries to chase down the non-chinese who stole it, if there are other chinese immigrants nearby they will assist whoever the chinese person is.
So would the Canadians I'm sure. This is behaviour which should be emulated. And essentially what happened in this case. People stood up for the person who was wronged.
Or if a non-chinese goes to chinatown LA. And something happens between him and a chinese and they end up in a physical confrontation. Other chinese will also back whoever the chinese is. Most non-chinese Immigrants in Asia will never stand up for someone who is not asian in that sort of situation.
In Chinatown eh? And where is such a town here in Taiwan where we might see an analogous situation?
Also, if a chinese person in america, canada, or uk, or wherever is wanted for a crime comitted against a non chinese, most other chinese will harbor that chinese person from the law (harboring a fugitive). They do not think "well we are in a foreign country, we should respect the laws of this country and the culture".
Harbor him? Like in their house? And do you think people would always go right to the police here, whether foreigner or local? If we're talking about a serious crime, again, should such behavior be emulated?
One more example. Research the website russellcase.net. An american in guangzhou was killed and in short even the website mentioned is nlocked in china. The story speaks for itself. So do the forensic facts. Immigrants in china just think "well I never knew the guy, why should I care? Doesn't affect me". If that sort of situation happened to a chinese person abroad and it was censored the way the russell case is censored in china and completely ignored by the local media. Chinese wouldn't be so passive. They would be trolling the internet to no end, protesting in large groups over it, blogging about it, demanding answers, no matter how unlikely it is that they'd see any real justice in a situation like that.
Back to China again. It's a dictatorship and not much point to the comparison. The same thing happens to Chinese people there.
I will admit one thing. Not all chinese think the way I describe. But most of them do. I have met odd few really good chinese people who are great to be with. And I also admit that not all westerners who Immigrate to Asia think the same. But most of them do. Westerners just don't share the same sense of unity and collectivity which I think we all should to a degree.
To a degree, but not the degree you seem to be suggesting, I'd say.
If I had my way, all of us, westerners and asians alike would all come to accept one another as people. Yes many of you will say it's not gonna happen, in which case it is true. But then again most of us western Immigrants aren't even trying anyway. Or am I wrong?
What you're suggesting seems to me to be a path to greater divisiveness.
One last point before I end my rant. I would urge all of you reading this torespond in a certain way when a local asks why you left your country to ome to china, korea, japan, taiwan, wherever. I would respond by saying "Me being born in (your country) and me being white/black/hispanic etc is only a biological accident. I am an individual first. And as an individual I can choose where I want to Immigrate to and where I want my home to be, and which culture I want to be part of. As a human, I want to be seen for the person I am within. Not because of my skin color.
I'm not sure that would really help to improve mutual understanding. But that's not how I decided to come here
Yes this was a long response but at least I'm honest.
Cheers for that. I get some of what you're saying, but I think you're going too far down the line of thought perhaps. I'd rather see people emulate positive things, work together, yes stick together for good reasons and not for bad reasons. If other people don't choose to do that, that's really out of my control. In any place there are positive and negative things. There are a lot of positive things for me about living here. I'm not really a subscriber to the "non-confrontational in all situations" philosophy either (local people don't always), so we might have some agreement there. Then again, this ain't Kansas and the best way of handling a given situation isn't going to be exactly the same either.