23rd April, 2014
Analysing Chinese’ Faulty Logic and False Reasoning Around Public Urination and Defaecation
Besides Chinese like Betty Wong, who despite benefitting from the handouts offered by the HKSAR Government and the systems in Hong Kong, turn around and accuse Hong Kong and Hongkongers of “mistreating” them, there are also Chinese “monster parents” who would voluntarily pull down their children’s trousers and encourage them to urinate or defaecate in public. When people photograph their crime (urinating and defacecating in public is against the law in Hong Kong), they point their fingers at the ones photographing them and shout “you are taking photos of other’s private parts!” This is no different from a rapist saying that “that woman’s clothes are too sexy and provocative”, in order to legitimise his crime.
Sometimes a call of nature does come out of the blue. It is understandable for parents to immediately try to find a place for relief, especially for children who have less self-control. However, this is not a good excuse. Responsible parents should beware of their children’s biological needs, and check with them every now and then if they need to visit the facilities, as parents would check if their children are hungry, in order to avoid any urgency or accident. Tourists from across the world have proven that they can do so, or else we would have seen children of different nationalities answering their call of nature everywhere. One cannot help but ask why only Chinese seem to find this impossible to do. If a child is too young, he or she should be wearing nappy. When a child is beyond the age to wear nappy, parents should teach him or her to use the bathroom and to tell the parents whenever they feel the need to go. Failing to know this makes one unfit to be a parent. Parents of other nationalities do not pull their children’s trousers down to relieve themselves in public! When I come to think of it, it all comes down to Chinese being inconsiderate. Numerous times we have seen headlines or photos circulated online with captions like, “Chinese tourist holding child to urinate in Disneyland’s bathroom sink”, “Chinese child wee in public”, “Chinese defaecate in the middle of the street”, “Chinese helps child to urinate in a glass in restaurant” and so on. These happen in Hong Kong far too often after the sovereignty handover in 1997. When you tell them off, they turn around and say that you should have allowed them because it is human right. It is a must for them to defend their right to answer the call of nature everywhere!
Chinese adults doing their business in public are no news in Hong Kong either. The strangest thing is we do not see Hongkongers, tourists from other countries, developed countries or not, and foreign workers in Hong Kong to answer calls of nature in public! There are occasions that people have to answer these calls immediately at the corner of a back ally or in the bushes. Biological needs are the same regardless of skin colour and nationality. But, why only Chinese have to answer their calls in broad daylight in the middle of the street or shopping mall, so very often?
Many of us have probably experienced an upset stomach when traveling, perhaps because it hasn’t adjusted to the local food and water. I dare to say it is a fair observation that the only people who would relieve themselves of this discomfort in the middle of the street as if the rest of the world does not exist are Chinese. One may argue that people from other countries have done the same, but the frequency is miles lower compare to that of Chinese. Let us be more tolerant, even if you have to do it immediately, you would choose a back ally or a corner away from all the people, wouldn’t you? Do Chinese really do the same in their own land? Even in the countryside or rural areas where trees and bushes are everywhere, people would still pick somewhere that is away from all the people instead of doing their businesses in the middle of the street?! Sometimes I wonder could the extremely high frequency of Chinese urinating or defaecating in public caused by the especially loose anal sphincter or small bladder?
In the animal kingdom, it is animal instinct to excrete to mark their territories. I do not know if this could explain the Chinese’s almost hysterically frequent excretion in the public in Hong Kong. In fact, nothing can really explain their behaviour. Yet, Chinese seem to have the ability to legitimise their behaviour and their typical response is “you have done wrong, so my wrong is not wrong anymore” (two wrongs don’t make a right doesn’t seem to be a popular Chinese proverb). However, the fact is that they commit wrongdoing first (defaecating or urinating in public) which provoke others to respond (taking photo or tell them off). In spite of this fact, they seem to believe that such wrongdoings are reasonable. When they fail to prevail in reasoned argument (in fact, they are usually shrill in defence of their wrongdoing), they pretend to be picked upon and accuse their accusers of bullying them. Many people who do not know the facts or simply cannot tell black from white might fall for this trick: not only Chinese would fall for these lame “reasons”, many naïve westerners who are ignorant about the facts would accuse Hongkongers who publish photo evidence as perverts. Even if the faces or private parts are blurred out, these naïve people fall for the Chinese’s diversion tactic and shift their focus from “someone exposed his/her private parts (or his/her child’s private parts) in public” to “someone who took picture evidence of a crime is a pervert bullying the Chinese”. Even if the number of Chinese were small, tolerance will not resolve the problem or conflict. The situation is far worse because the number of Chinese tourists in Hong Kong is higher than the entire population of Hong Kong by several orders of magnitude! Do Chinese see Hong Kong as a gigantic public toilet? This is not “defending human rights”, this is Chinese exploiting Hong Kong, yet accusing Hongkongers who defend their homeland against this disgusting exploitation of “discriminating against them”. This, my friend, is a typical Chinese trait.
Would you tolerate Chinese going to your country and urinating and defaecating everywhere in public? If you would not accept thousands of Chinese tour groups that amount to more than your country’s population relieving themselves in your back yard, then stop accusing Hongkongers of discriminating against Chinese! You accomplices, who defend these Chinese behaviours, please imagine you have to tolerate a bunch of Chinese tourists visiting your home who always complain that your bathroom is too far away and instead choose to answer their calls of nature in your living room or on your sofa. Please tolerate them! We are all citizen of the earth!
By Lady Kylie
The article went viral since it was published, and the Facebook account of the author was suspended as a result. It is believed that the 50-cents party members have reported the photo associated with this article to Facebook.