Category: law

Is Japan really racist?

TOKYO Much ink has been spilled about the supposed homogeneity of Japan and the dangerous idea of racial purity that goes along with it. Some expats have made entire careers writing — or ranting — about the problems of discrimination in Japan.  So how racist is Japan, really? Here’s my take — admittedly only one […]

Mall's ONE western toilet becomes janitors closet

tian_yang 1 point 1 day ago  More proof of the systematic discrimination against caucasian chinese.  #ExpatRights demands Expat friendly toilets!! ~ interbang 21 points 2 days ago  Over half of the “disabled” toilets in the classroom building of my uni are like this. chinamainlander[S] 19 points 2 days ago  I’ll still take this over the “western” toilet stalls that become the […]

American Embassy HUMILIATED My Chinese Wife

GlobalNewsAsia玩球资讯 My wife went to China’s American Consulate to apply for Visas for herself and my daughter. (I’m Canadian.) She traveled to Shanghai, woke up early in the morning, took the huge stack of documents we’d prepared and went to the Embassy interview.  Embassy staff took one look at my daughters Visa photo and her Chinese […]

Standing up for Expat Rights benefits everyone

Heated rhetoric against Americans and Africans in China has been on the rise in recent months, along with threats of mass deportations. Many advocates worry that anti-expat sentiment will lead to legislation and policies that will hurt expat communities, rip families apart, and strip away the dignity and rights of valuable members of Chinese society. […]

EXCLUSIVE Interview with a WeChat CENSOR!

Yesterday ExpatRights sat down for an EXCLUSIVE interview with one WeChat’s censorship team!!  We kept it short. Just 4 questions. 1. How does it make you feel deleting stuff off WeChat for a career?  🚫 DELETED 🚫 2. What’s your favorite thing to delete? 🚫 DELETED 🚫 3. Confucious said: “People with virtue must speak out.” Any thoughts? […]

Are your views on China ever misunderstood?

Talldarkn67  I’m a very blunt person. I appreciate “tough love” and criticism if I’m doing or saying something wrong. I’ve found that when I’m discussing China, people think I have something personal against all things China. Which couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ve lived in China for 8 years now. I have a Chinese […]

CHINESE RACISM: Expats Share their Stories

Arcminute I don’t recall any racism directed at me, though on multiple occasions people would calmly say very racist things about black people as a matter of fact. TheNatureBoy There was a black teacher at my job like 20 years ago. They told me no one would learn anything because the students were so interested […]

Don't Call Me Laowai 别叫我老外 in Chinese! SHARE!

QQ Comments: ✿ “Starting from” 0 “✿2015/11/27 The master has a big belly, the arena may not be able to beat me such a layman is more than enough. Adventure Cat 66882015/11/26 The photographer is making a fool of himself. Head Big Grey Wolf, 2015/11/26 It’s like Vietnam. Head K Aberdeen 2015/11/26 Martial Arts is […]


“Laowai”. That’s pronounced “Lao-why.” It means foreigner. To me, it means “dog.” It means an individual who isn’t really human. That’s how it feels when the Chinese say it in reference to me. They never say it directly to me, always among themselves. You aren’t privy to their conversation, but you can see the degree of entertainment […]

WeChat Shops REFUSE Foreign Applicants

We’ve been trying to create a WeChat shop to support Expat Rights. We created our shop, uploaded our logo, stocked some merch.  When we went to link our bank card so we could accept payment, there was an option for a passport number instead of just Chinese ID card.  YES! Finally, a Chinese website that realizes […]

Expat Rights on WeChat


WeChat Hotel Deals: CHINESE ONLY 艺龙的特价不给老外

I was traveling to ZhuZhou to get my marriage visa,
I decided to try WeChat's Hotel Booking,


I booked it , arrived at and checked

I was on a late night shopping Taobao binge, attempting to buy some delicious cereal from T-mall,
I added them to my cart, went to checkout, clicked

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