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by, Oli Smith | The Express UK
GANGS of North African youths have terrified Chinese migrants amid complaints they have become ‘too rich.’
Police in France recorded more than 200 attacks on Chinese immigrants last year, mostly from hostile migrant gangs.
This comes amid a growing perception that recent migrants from North Africa have become “too demanding” and consider themselves “victims” who deserve pity.
Video courtesy of: RT
Contrary to this, the long-standing Chinese community in Paris has gained a reputation for being “hard-working and managing without taxpayer help”.
In a report from German channel DW, a Chinese migrant named Woo described how a gang of North African youths attacked him in his home last November.
He said that the yobs threatened him and his wife with a knife and smashed his head, after which broke in and stole his valuables.
He added: “I am scared. I don’t feel safe anymore.”
Yvon Sun, who works as a liaison for the Chinese community in Paris, echoed these remarks and said among a rise of recent assaults, a gang of African migrants had robbed a pair of young children under 10 years old and threatened them with a knife.
In August last year, a Chinese man was killed in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers after being attacked during a botched robbery.
While the crime rate grows, local migrants from North Africa have been unafraid to voice their prejudices.
One told the programme: “That’s the way it is. I don’t like the Chinese.”
Another added: “The Chinese have become too rich in France. That’s not fair. They have nice clothes and big cars.”
Despite this visible hostility, police have largely refused to intervene while locals have complained that security services rarely investigate many of the crimes.
Guylain Chevrier, a French sociologist, said the pattern quickly emerged following the refugee wave last year.
He said: “The Chinese community is thought to be a community where things go well, where people manage on their own.
“This is compared to other immigrants who are much more demanding and consider themselves as victims.”
Mr Chevrier added that authorities often took an extremely “passive attitude” toward anything going on within “Muslim communities.”
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by, the guardian
A Chinese tourist who tried to report a stolen wallet during a visit to Germany unwittingly signed an application that got him stranded as a refugee for two weeks in the country’s burgeoning asylum bureaucracy.
The 31-year-old, known as Mr L, spoke only Mandarin. German authorities discovered their mistake after turning in desperation to a local Chinese restaurant to interpret for them, a Red Cross official said on Monday.
Christoph Schlütermann, an official with the German Red Cross, which runs the home, told DPA news on Monday that the man “set machinery in motion that he couldn’t get out of”.
“He spent 12 days trapped in our bureaucratic jungle because we couldn’t communicate,” he said. “Germany is unfortunately an extremely bureaucratic country. Especially during the refugee crisis I’ve seen how much red tape we have.”
According to Schlütermann, the man said he had been robbed upon arriving in Stuttgart.
A spokesperson on refugee issues at the Karlsruhe regional council said that on the afternoon of 4 July, the man arrived at the gates of the refugee reception centre in Karlsruhe as part of a group of seven Chinese people. Two days later, he signed an asylum application at the Patrick Henry Village processing camp outside Heidelberg, where it appears his passport was taken from him.
She said he filed his papers in the presence of a Mandarin interpreter, and should therefore have been aware of the steps he was taking. He then travelled 220 miles (360km) to a refugee shelter in Dülmen, where he was given food and spending money like other refugees.
More than one million refugees have arrived in Germany in the last year, fleeing war and poverty in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. There has been only a tiny number of Chinese asylum seekers over the years, Schlütermann said.
The man was fingerprinted and given a medical exam, but drew the attention of staff partly because he was well dressed. “But he [also] acted so differently to other refugees,” said Schlütermann. “He kept trying to talk to people to tell his story but no one could understand him. He kept asking to get his passport back, which is the opposite of what most refugees do.”
With help from a translation app and then from a translator at a Chinese restaurant, it became clear that the man wanted to travel on to France and Italy, not seek asylum. It took German officials 12 days to put the story together and send him on his way, Schlütermann said.
“It was an extraordinary moment for us all. He said Europe was not what he had expected,” said Schlütermann, adding that the man was happy to leave but not upset. “What would you expect if you had come to Europe as a tourist and spent 12 days sleeping on a camping bed in a refugee centre?”
by, J. Schuyler Montague | sharia unveiled
Correct me if I am wrong, but if your government officials must resort to consulting with rice cooks at “Mr. Chu’s House of China” in order to free tourists from Islamic Asylum Centers..your country is uh.. hmm..well done.
by, S V Krishnamachari | International Business Times (IBT) | h/t Blazing CatFur
Ramadan began on a sad note in Muslim-majority region Xinjiang, home to about 10 million Uyghur (Uighur) Muslims, with a ban on fasting and other restrictions by China. The clampdown covers civil servants, students and children, reported AFP on Monday, citing government websites.
China’s ruling Communist party has imposed the ban on government employees and minors from fasting in Xinjiang over the years, besides asking eateries to remain open, the agency added.
“Party members, cadres, civil servants, students and minors must not fast for Ramadan and must not take part in religious activities,” AFP quoted a notice posted on Thursday on the government website of central Xinjiang’s Korla city as saying.
“During the Ramadan month, food and drink businesses must not close,” it added.
This is in contradiction to a Reuters report a few days ago that referred to Chinese officials denying any ban on fasting in Xinjiang during Ramadan.
“During the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, whether to close or open halal restaurants is completely determined by the owners themselves without interference,” the agency had quoted a Chinese government official as saying.
Xinjiang borders Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
The region, endowed with natural resources, has witnessed many clashes between the Muslim Uyghur (Uighur) minority and state security forces. The Chinese government has been blaming militants for instigating people to seek independence.
The Chinese government’s move has been slammed by an activist of the World Uyghur Congress, an exile group. “China thinks that the Islamic faith of Uyghurs threatens the rule of the Beijing leadership,” the agency quoted activist Dilxat Raxithim as saying.
Chinese police clash with Uighurs during a protest in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region in 2009. A gang of Uighurs attacked a police checkpoint in the southern city of Kashgar this week in apparent revenge for the government’s crackdown on the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. Photo courtesy of: Daily Mail Online
by, Simon Tomlinson | Daily Mail Online
At least 18 people have died after Chinese Muslims attacked police with knives and bombs at a traffic checkpoint in apparent revenge for the government’s crackdown on Ramadan.
The attack occurred in the southern city of Kashgar, where tensions between ethnic Uighurs and the majority Han Chinese have led to bloodshed in recent years.
Last week, China inflamed divisions by banning civil servants, students and teachers from fasting during the Muslim holy month and ordering restaurants to stay open.
Suspects killed several police officers with knives and bombs after speeding through a traffic checkpoint in a car in Kashgar’s Tahtakoruk district.
Armed police responded by killing 15 suspects ‘designated as terrorists’, it was reported by U.S.-based Radio Free Asia, which cited Turghun Memet, an officer at a nearby police station.
The attack, which happened on Monday, comes at the beginning of Ramadan, a sensitive time in Xinjiang after a rise in attacks over the past three years in which hundreds have died, blamed by Beijing on Islamist militants.
Repeated calls to the Xinjiang government news office were not answered.
The attack occurred in the southern city of Kashgar, where tensions between ethnic Uighurs and the majority Han Chinese have led to bloodshed in recent years. Photo courtesy of: Daily Mail Online
Such incidents are frequently reported in overseas media, but not confirmed by the Chinese government until days later, if ever.
Exiled Uighur groups and human rights activists say repressive government policies in Xinjiang, including controls on Islam and on Uighur culture, have provoked unrest, a claim Beijing denies.
China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during the Muslim holy month, which began last week.
The leading Sunni Muslim seat of learning, Al-Azhar, has condemned China for imposing the restriction.
‘Al-Azhar and its grand imam, Ahmed al-Tayeb, condemn the Chinese authorities’ ban on Muslims from fasting and practising their religious rituals during Ramadan in some parts of the western Xinjiang region,’ said a statement from the Cairo-based Al-Azhar.
‘Al-Azhar rejects all forms of oppression practised against Uighur Muslims in China that affect their religious rights and personal freedoms,’ said the prestigious institution, demanding that the international community, the United Nations and human rights groups end these violations.
Muslims fast from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, but China’s ruling Communist Party is officially atheist and for years has restricted the practice in Xinjiang, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority.
China says it faces a terrorist threat in Xinjiang, with officials blaming ‘religious extremism’ for growing violence.