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Chinese firm, Poly Real Estate, allegedly has discriminatory hiring policies against Chinese Australians and prefers ‘local Whites’

The original story was published  last year in mid-October by Melbourne Today, a local Chinese WeChat media company. At the time, I was very busy and overseas so I did not have enough time to actually look at the issue more closely, but the allegations were definitely very inflammatory: Chinese discriminating against Chinese!

The story goes that last year, a man under the pseudonym ‘Mr Yang’ reported that he was racially discriminated against by a Chinese company during recruiting. Mr Yang reported that the company had a sudden change in recruitment policy, after he had successfully progressed through the initial round of interviews. The company allegedly abruptly told him:

Company policies have changed, we are now only hiring local Whites

Yang reported this story to Melbourne Today, who did not disclose the alleged employer in question. Instead, hiding their identity by covering up their name.

Luckily though, Melbourne Today left enough evidence for me to do a quick google search using the exact words function in combination with the hiring criteria to find the alleged employer.

By typing in “Must be fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) & English both in writing and oral”, exactly into google’s advanced search, I was able to find the alleged company, as there was only one result, which also matched the period of the article.

google search

Furthermore, the hiring details also match the other evidence, such as the position available which was a “Market Research Analyst Assistant”.

polyglobal market research assistant job

And sure enough, PolyGlobal or Poly Australia, is a Chinese company. On their LinkedIn page, it says that they are an subsidiary of Poly Real Estate Group Limited.

polyglobal australia linkedin page.png

Poly Real Estate Group Limited or Baoli Dichan 保利地产 in Chinese, is one of China’s and also the world’s largest real estate development companies.

Funnily enough, I actually found some Poly Global hiring advertisements on Melbourne Today, as they had been using their website as a hiring platform. The use of this service is, however, totally free so Melbourne Today would not be getting paid. What I suspect is that Melbourne Today would be rather afraid to go head to head with Poly Real Estate, as they are a behemoth in terms of power within the Chinese community.


I have already contacted PolyGlobal and is waiting on their response. I will post their response as soon as it arrives.



Chinese woman tells an Australian Chinese mother to ‘Go back to China’


Australian local Chinese media Sydney Today reported that a Sydney mother of Chinese descent was allegedly verbally abused by another Chinese woman while shopping.

Emmy, the mother, was shopping in Westfield Penrith in Sydney with her child, when the incident occurred. This is the story she gave to Sydney Today.

Emmy says that she was shopping away in a supermarket aisle with her child. A Chinese woman came over, she didn’t say anything instead raised a finger at her and gestured for her to move. Emmy then  pushed her trolley to one side to let her through and told the Chinese woman that she should have enough room to go through now.

The woman then told her to get her stuff and leave. The stranger then started shouting expletives in very fluent Chinese at Emmy, before ending it off with a multilingual attack:

Chinese! Go away! ,  离开澳洲! (Get out of Australia!)

Emmy then described how her daughter squeezed her hand out of fear and shock. Emmy also added that the accused woman “Never asked me to make room for her, she only gestured. There was definitely a tone of arrogance and privilege”

The incident didn’t end there, as Emmy then reported it to the shopkeeper, but as she did so, the allegedly rude woman than came running over and said in Chinese  “You think you have reason? You were blocking my way!”

Emmy tried to tell her version of the story to the shopkeeper, saying that she had made way for her to go past. This, however, only infuriated the woman even more, as she said “It’s for me to decide if I can go past, you should just leave after getting what you needed”

Journalists at Sydney Today were told by Emmy that her daughter kept repeating the insults after the incident:

Chinese, go away!

离开澳洲,滚回你中国去! (Get out of Australia, go back to China!)

Emmy soon couldn’t take it anymore and counterattacked, asking the woman:

“Do you think you’ve changed your ancestry? Do you think you’re Australian now? Aren’t you Chinese too?”

The woman replied  with “So what!” “You make me speechless”

Soon everyone cooled down at the behest of the shopkeeper,  as he empathized with Emmy and asked them to stop fighting for the sake of his business.

The allegedly rude woman than left the shop with her partner, who was waiting at the entrance for her.


The alleged woman with her partner – Photo from Sydney Today

Emmy said that she was shocked, as she’s been in Australia for 10 years already and this was the first time something like this has happened to her. That a woman who could speak such Chinese like a native would attack her like a racist. She hopes that other people of Chinese descent do not like at like this, or how else would Chinese people be able to gain respect as a minority in Australia if we don’t respect ourselves.


‘Alt’ Politics and Chinese Youth, a potentially scary development

White supremacy becoming popular in China seems like something that’d be akin to ‘when pigs fly’ or ‘when hell freezes over’ but it is an actual occurrence.

I was made aware of the popularity of alt right ideology in China through socialising with local university students in Beijing. Islamophobic and anti-African statements were a common staple within our conversations, and sometime it was even edged on by foreign White exchange students.

Amidst all the “herros” I’ve heard done purposely to amuse their western friends, what let me flabbergasted was the talk of how the Chinese race must be kept ‘pure’, that mixing with brown and black people was wrong. The odd part of all this racist talk, was that Caucasians were somehow part of the ‘pure Chinese’ group, and that it was fine to mix with them, as it was ‘elevating’ the Chinese people.



Don’t call me Laowai – Expat Rights

Social media accounts on the WeChat platform seem to be one of the key factors in instigating this type of xenophobic thought pattern. Alt right keyboard warriors from the west have set up shop on the Chinese social media platform. They have hid under the guise of ‘expat rights’ to support their white supremacy movements.


A Beijing Normal University student espoused the importance of Chinese purity and how that ‘racism’ is not exactly wrong and that perhaps I have been brainwashed by the ‘left’ in the west and attacked me saying I require further study in such matters.


Admitting racism among these student but they will try to deflect it as something else. For instance ‘cultural racism’ and ‘physical racism’ were counted as different by this particular student, she said that she didn’t think that others weren’t physically inferior just culturally inferior.

Whether this is just a passing fad or will this phenomenon stay, is still to be seen. But for now, if you do encounter some university students in Beijing being openly racist, please send me the details, I am very curious as to why this is happening.




The curious case of an ‘Australian Cafe’ in Henan and the worst $8 Coffee ever in China

The name ‘Cup and Fork’ immediately caught my eye. The wooden design stood out from the glut of  concrete and stone noodle establishments that filled up Zhengzhou, Henan.

Cup and Fork front doorWhat made it even more astounding on a closer inspection on Dianping (Chinese Yelp) is that this was an ‘Australian cafe’. This obviously piqued my interest to a great amount, being a native Melburnian, I had to try it out.

cup and fork aussie goods stall

Upon entry, I was greeted with a stand of Australian made products, the usual stuff you see Chinese exporters grab in wholesale quantities from Safeway and Coles. There was baby formula, vitamins and a whole range of other ‘healthcare’ products. You certainly don’t ever see this in a Melbourne cafe!


There were only a few other customers in the cafe, it was golden week (Chinese national holidays) and Zhengzhou was not exactly a popular spot for the holidays. The counter was clean and had this clean and modern feel to it.


The menu was stocked full of overpriced goods that would make even the most avid fan of avocados faint at the pricing. They sold Eggs Benedict or ‘Ban Ni Di Ke’ Egg with bacon for 52RMB! 62 if you get it with fish! That’s around $10-12 Australian dollars for two eggs on toast and a few pieces of meat. That’s absurd even for Aussie prices, not mention Zhengzhou prices, were the average net salary is only 3567.50RMB (around $700 AUD)! Nevertheless, perhaps the Eggs Benedict were just that good and were worth the ten quid, so I promptly ordered one.


The eggs came a bit too heavily dripped in hollandaise sauce but nonetheless I set to work. Even though they were 50RMB I wasn’t exactly expecting the best, but even my low hopes were a bit shattered, all I could taste was the hollandaise sauce, the bacon were merely a tingle on my taste buds, even after cutting it up piece by piece. The whole ordeal actually had a bit of a sour aftertaste it to it.


The flat white i ordered came and looked like the standard affair, apart from perhaps the sizing. It was a tiny cup, about the same size as one and a half sugar packets….all for the hefty price of around $8 Australian Dollars! I was able to finish the beverage in just two sips, I’m not even sure of the flavour because it was gone so quick, it felt more like drinking an expresso shot than a flat white. This and the Eggs Benedict were meant to be their signature dishes, well they certainly are both a signature of disappointment and wasteful spending.


There were also these peculiar seats at one corner of the cafe, that featured actual swinging seats. I saw a couple swinging swinging uncomfortably on one. Maybe, it could be fun for kids.


Oh and they also had a large array of avocado dishes on the second page of the menu. They are around the same price as the Eggs Benedict, but I didn’t have any more money to waste sadly or perhaps luckily.

When I went to pay my bill at the counter, I was able to find out that ‘Cup and Fork’ was owned by a couple that had recently immigrated to Australia. The husband was from Taiwan and wife was from Shenzhen, they both apparently live in Shenzhen now. The reason for the high costs, is because there aren’t any other ‘Australian food’ restaurants within the area so they have a monopoly. Fair enough…but in my opinion they are able to charge this much due to the powerful white worship in China, as well as that smucks like me get too curious.



Multiple Chinese posters on Dianping have also exclaimed that they are not happy at the pricing, saying that it had elements of white worship. Why should western food be more expensive?

Anyway, if you do happen to be in Zhengzhou, Henan and need a cup of coffee, I would steer clear of this place.


Chinese in Australia have setup their own safety networks due to lack of police response

For the past year the Australian Chinese community have been utilising a volunteer safe response network on the WeChat social networking application. Worried Chinese commnunity members told me that the netwrok was created due to the lack of police assistance.


The WeChat social page is named (紧急呼救 Jinjihujiu) ‘Emergency Help’. By subscribing to the WeChat page, you are able to to then instantly apply for a volunteer group for within your state.

selfhelpcontactforthenight.jpg Everyday there are designated call takers within the group who post their contact details. Upon receiving the details of an emergency, the call taker will send the closest volunteers within the vicinity of the incident.

An administrator of the volunteer project told me that they have a total of 30 000 members within more than 800 WeChat groups nationwide. He said the the network was growing rapidly every month, as Chinese people feel that local police are not apathetic to their situation.

Jobhunting in China as a westernised Asian and why it’s a societal issue

”一等洋人二等官, 三等少民 四等汉”

“Whites first, officials second, minorities third, Han fourth” a saying used to describe the unfairness within modern Chinese society soon became reality for me.

I had my reasons to leave Australia and it was mostly to do with the bamboo ceiling.  I fathomed I could take a paycut if it meant competing on equal ground. The theory about the ceiling is all out there writing but in my last few part times jobs I’ve had, I could actually feel it as well, Asian colleagues who had not been promoted due to ‘lack of leadership’ reasons.

Since I was able to read, write and speak Chinese Mandarin fluent enough to even masquerade as a native, I thought I would also have an upper hand in competing for jobs against other foreigners. Sadly, I could not have been more wrong.

One such case when I applied for a copywriter position, which advertised a nice 25k per month salary (55k AUD per annum). They handed me an assessment and small interview. Everything went smoothly but for some reason they had yet to contact me so I took the initiative.


Found this quite odd, considering I told him I was a native speaker…

I proceeded to call ‘Leon’ and he explained to me that it was not his fault but the company wanted a Caucasian copywriter only in name, he had to show up at board meetings as well as a ‘foreign expert’. He told me that the company felt like it would give a good impression for investors as well.

Fair enough so I went on my way to apply for more jobs, as this was just my first setback. That’s when history began to repeat itself. One such time was when I showed up in Haidian, Beijing for a job interview, they were surprised that I was Asian. I mean, they should’ve seen my Chinese last name on my resume but anyway I just went along with it, explaining that I was born in Australia. They, however, said sorry that they filled up their foreigner quota for the company recently. Which is odd, since the next guy they interviewed was a White guy…I guess he could’ve been born and raised in China?

Eventually I stopped speaking Chinese in interviews altogether, I found it to be a handicap. The interviewers were very gracious and treated me very well when I only spoke English, but as soon as I switched to Chinese, the tone changed to something much more assertive. By only speaking English in interviews, I eventually was offered jobs. There you have it, the trick for me to finding a job in China, was to not speak Chinese during interviews.

Still, I was restless and unhappy about the status quo I wanted to find out why this was happening. I never wanted to teach English, but I knew that it was probably the biggest industry for foreigners in China so I went out to interview a recruiter.

I hit up one of the English recruiter agents for an interview. She worked as a recruiter for Renmin University’s affiliated highschool and knew the innerworkings of the industry.

“It really is like this in this industry, they only care about skin colour and nationality. Actually they only care about the skin colour. And…Russians even get a chance to teach English instead of the people from America but his parents are Asian. Within the current situation there both positives and negatives, as many people will look at them with certain expectations, feeling that White people really are privileged.”

I made friends with some local Chinese teaching English in China. The gulf was even larger for them. Yes, they could get hired but one person told me he was working up to 40+ hours a week with no leave, whilst his White colleague worked only around 10 hours. Respectively he earned around 8k RMB a month and his colleague earned 22k RMB a month. He said

“They used the foreigners’ face to get customers but use our labour to teach the children”.

He felt like it was not really the companies fault but more the parents. They associate the English language and quality with White skin so therefore all want White teachers.

To be honest, I felt bad after interviewing him, that he knew that he was being shafted but could not do much about it. If he had not told me he was born in China, I would have thought he was Asian American, his accent was impeccable. Alas, the deepseated societal issues of White worship still nestles deep within Chinese society.

Whites first.



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“No Chinese Allowed” signs seen around universities in Melbourne

According to the local Australian Chinese media publications Melbourne Today and Melbourne WeLife, anti-Chinese posters have been plastered around prestigious universities such as Monash University and the University of Melbourne.




No Chinese are allowed within this area. If intrusion occurs, deportation will likely happen.


Posters were emblazoned with the National Union of Students (NUS), Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) and the Monash Students Association Logos (MSA).


The CSSA have already replied that the logos were used without their consent and they do not in anyway support the messages written on the offensive flyers.


Melbourne Today reported that Chinese native speakers were able to work out the discrepancies and grammatical errors within the flyers. For instance, there was a Japanese Kanji character used in place of the Chinese Hanzi character 将, showing that the creator of the flyers most likely had a poor grasp of cultural differences. The grammar and sentence structure is also very robotic, likely due to translation software use.


Furthermore they reported that the Melbourne International Students Clubs found an hyperlink to the Antipodean Resistance website on the back of one of the flyers.


Antipodean Resistance, a white nationalist group, seem to be the most likely source of these flyers. It is most likely they used the logos of the NUS, MSA and CSSA to spread their hateful messages towards the Chinese community and to sow discord among Melburnians.