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(Letter) Being a Chinese American….

October 31st, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Being a first generation immigrant, I sometimes wonder what right do I have as a Chinese/Taiwanese American to voice my opinion on Chinese/Taiwanese politics. Seems like every forum I join, I always get accused of because I am an “American” I just don’t get it. Of course being at a young age of 24, I took it as a personal attack. These last few months I have been part of this group at www.udn.com, but I have to keep my mouth shut because whenever I disagree with their opinion, they just say you just too ignorant because you are an American.
I personally hate my opinion being disregarded which is being done constantly so I just stop voicing my opinion. But being a hua ren, shouldn’t we care about the current affairs and share our opinion with others?

My question for you guys…
Being a Chinese American, how much credibility do we have when voicing our opinion in a Chinese/Taiwanese community? Are we ever going to be taken seriously?

  1. Netizen K
    November 1st, 2008 at 20:19 | #1

    Yes, you’ll be taken seriously.

  2. Steve
    November 1st, 2008 at 20:39 | #2

    I think most people here will analyze what you say and not who you are. In fact, most of us appreciate different viewpoints based on each of our unique experiences. Like you, my wife is a Taiwanese American immigrant and I find she is sometimes able to see certain situations more clearly by being outside the island than her siblings who live there. Distance can be an advantage. Voice away!!

  3. TahwYOJ
    November 1st, 2008 at 20:43 | #3

    Just grab your nuts and give them the finger, f**k em all. Who cares what they think.

    Get them hell, if they ban you then they’re nothing but little bitches.

  4. November 6th, 2008 at 00:58 | #4

    Hey if Sun Yat-Sen as a foreign compatriot can go back to find a new nation, then your view – for as long as you care about China – will count!

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