That may be true in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, etc… but it isn’t necessarily true here in Taiwan.
Do you have proof to support your assertation?
Over the years my firm has hosted quite a few young ABC attorneys and none of these were very proficient in Chinese at all… they certainly didn’t possess the proficiency that I possess.[/quote]
The proof is all around you. You may be proficient in Chinese. Good on you for that. But you are a minority among foreigners here.
Perhaps it is just a difference in experiences, but I have found that most foreigners are not very good at Chinese at all. That is the perception of locals, as well.
It has also been my experience (and perhaps I am biased because the gf is an FBC) that FBCs are better at Chinese than the AVERAGE foreigner.
I honestly think the guy just doesn’t realize that some foreigners are quite good at the kind of work he wants done. Maybe he’s never met any that could before. I think crying racism and discrimination here is premature. Why don’t some of you who can do the work send the guy a resume and see what he says?
I believe this is just a case of a guy’s innocent ignorance. It’s going way too far to call it racism at this point. Send him a resume. If he says,“no whiteys,” then we know he’s a racist. If not, simply send him a message informing him that he’s made a mistake and politely ask him to edit his post.