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I agree. With all the violence in America, and the verbal and physical abuse directed at ethnic Chinese and anyone who looks Asian,

What a dumb thing to say, the majority of Asians are neither attacked nor assaulted, you are painting a broad brush.

she'd be safer away from America and in China.

I doubt it, especially she would be giving up one of the most important necessities in life and that is her freedom.

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@snowymountainhell

Sorry! I thought she was pretty big news these days but I should be clear of course, you are right.

Eileen Gu is another American-born athlete (for skiing) who decided to represent China instead of the US in the Olympics, very similar situation to Zhu Yi. Her mother and grandmother who raised her were Chinese-born so she wanted to represent them. She got a LOT of flak from American fans over the whole thing. Especially as she is supremely talented and expected to medal in multiple events.

She just got a gold medal in fact already, it was pretty huge but hasn't been covered here yet.

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snowymountainhell:

Who’s Eileen Wu?

That's Gu to you. And before you ask, she speaks fluent Chinese, complete with the typical Beijing retroflex sounds. Yes, Addfwyn, she did get a lot of flak, unlike a certain Japanese tennis player whose name can't be found on the Federal registry of citizens who have renounced US citizenship and who can't string two Japanese words together. But, since Japan is a 'friend' of US, we shouldn't speak anymore of this.

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Correction to the erroneous ‘Autocorrect’ upon pushing “POST” @4:44pm:

should read “ …*Eileen Gu …” *

Respectfully, no offense was intended. - Regards

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Thanks” for your response @Addfwyn Will read up on Eileen Gu’s story and look forward to this media perhaps covering it as well. (Btw: No offense was intended @Pukey2 7:22pm.)

Addfwyn 05:04pm: @snowymountainhell

“Sorry! I thought she was pretty big news these days but I should be clear of course, you are right. 

Eileen Gu is another American-born athlete (for skiing) who decided to represent China instead of the US in the Olympics, very similar situation to Zhu Yi. Her mother and grandmother who raised her were Chinese-born so she wanted to represent them. She got a LOT of flak from American fans over the whole thing. Especially as she is supremely talented and expected to medal in multiple events.

She just got a gold medal in fact already, it was pretty huge but hasn't been covered here yet.”

@Pukey2 7:17pm: snowymountainhell:

Who’s Eileen Wu?

correction: Gu.

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FYI, according to other online news. Her father is a famous A.I. rearcher who has won some major prize overseas and returned to China a few years ago to be head of research project. Netizens have said she got picked to be in the Olympic team over others Chinese born skaters because of her father, not her merit.

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If they renounce their American citizenship,they should not have the same privilege,such as residing in America, when they choose too

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Anyways she made her bed she has to live with giving up the American passport to live in a communist country. Wish her well.

People loves winners and hates losers. This thing happens in many countries. I am not a fan of ice skating but I kinda remember something similar happened to a famous female Japanese pro ice skater years ago. That incident was even worse because the person who dissed the player was not some online trolls. A little googling and I find these.

Mao Asada criticized after tough short program – and before stellar free skate

Chris Estrada

8 years ago

One night after finishing 16th in the ladies’ short program following a fall on her triple Axel, Vancouver silver medalist Mao Asada has delivered a brilliant response in the free skate – scoring a career-high 142.71.

And one wonders what Yoshiro Mori, the former Japanese Prime Minister and new chairman for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics’ organizing committee, must be thinking at this moment.

Mori criticized Asada after her ill-fated short program yesterday, saying that she had a habit of “always falling at the most critical time” according to the Associated Press.

He also said that Asada’s fall in the inaugural team figure skating competition, in which Japan finished fifth, was at cause for her short program problems: “The psychological damage (Asada) incurred must have remained,” Mori said.

Additionally, Mori had some words about Japan’s American-born ice dancing pair, Chris and Cathy Reed: “Although they are not good enough for the U.S. team in the Olympics, we included these naturalized citizens on the team,” he said.

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If this is how the Chinese would treat her, who needs enemies

https://www.scmp.com/sport/china/article/3166035/shame-zhu-yi-chinese-fans-turn-us-born-figure-skater-after-fall-winter

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TokyoLivingFeb. 9 04:57 am JST

In any case, she made a great decision in choosing Chinese citizenship and rejecting the US.

Are you privy to her reasons? Have any guesses or are you just throwing junk against a wall to see what sticks?

If they renounce their American citizenship,they should not have the same privilege,such as residing in America, when they choose too

They should have the same privilege as any other visitor to the US. If she gives up her passport, then she should need a green card to be a permanent resident or some other immigration VISA document ... just like anyone else who isn't a citizen. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/travel-legal-considerations/us-citizenship/Renunciation-US-Nationality-Abroad.html is clear. https://www.usa.gov/renounce-lose-citizenship says that a VISA is needed to visit the USA. Once US citizen is renounced, it is irrevocable. That person can never be a US citizen again.

It is highly likely that she didn't actually follow the process to give up US citizenship and that the CCP has decided to look the other way (China doesn't recognize dual-citizenship) to gain access to world-class athletes.

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Links please (English please) *@Addfwyn 3:21pm***. *Don’t want to sound like “Who’s Joe Rogan?” *but, ‘Who’s Eileen Wu? A Journalist, another Skater? …

*- @Addfwyn 3:21pm: “Except this is largely BS. Eileen Gu already called this story out…”*

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This reads like another country’s recent Olympic hopeful, temporarily ‘hitting the wall’ in her sport.

We’re all human, far from infallible, yet with the capacity to rebound

… when given the chance.

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Good Luck, Beverly Zhu Yi with whatever and wherever you choose to pursue your life’s goals.

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Eileen Gu is another American-born athlete (for skiing) who decided to represent China instead of the US in the Olympics, very similar situation to Zhu Yi. Her mother and grandmother who raised her were Chinese-born so she wanted to represent them. She got a LOT of flak from American fans over the whole thing. Especially as she is supremely talented and expected to medal in multiple events.

She just got a gold medal in fact already, it was pretty huge but hasn't been covered here yet.

Eileen Gu is kinda different. Before the Olympic she has already got many commercial endorsements in the US. However, they are nothing compared to those she receives in China. Maybe she really wants to represent the country her mother is from but it is highly likely money is another factor. Now with an Olympic medaI she is one of the most celebrated athletes in China. This means virtually unlimited commercial endorsement and I doubt she is gonna miss USA. By the way if you wants to know how come she gets so many endorsements, just google her picture.

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Lots of Asians in America are learning, staying silent and not speaking up at against racism only emboldened racist Whites, but blacks and Hispanic generally do not take this non sense from Whites, so Whites seek what they think is a easy prey Asian

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I say she chose who she wants to represent (ie Naomi Osaka). It is a pity that she got a lot of abuse online which was not warranted. She rebounded perfectly after that fall on her next event. She may not medal, but she is at a better place physically and mentally now. Also, she is young enough to try again on the next Olympics. Remember Nathan Chen in the 2018 Olympics. Sometimes adversity makes the person stronger and more driven. As for the country she chooses, frankly that is her decision and where her heart desires to be. I know a lot of Americans who live in Japan who wishes to be a different nationality or who does not want to be associated with America because of all the junk that is going on right now and it has nothing to do with money. I say more power to her and I am sure she has a wider lens of the world than a lot of people who says she is a traitor, etc. Frankly I am disappointed at the vitriol nowadays and shows just how childish some people are.

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Except this is largely BS.

Eileen Gu already called this story out, as she actually uses these social media platforms herself in addition to western ones. While there are obviously gonna be some hateful comments on any social media platform she said that 90% of comments coming in have been supportive and understanding.

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reckless:

Please stay there.

I agree. With all the violence in America, and the verbal and physical abuse directed at ethnic Chinese and anyone who looks Asian, she'd be safer away from America and in China.

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In any case, she made a great decision in choosing Chinese citizenship and rejecting the US.

His life in US would be in constant danger because of his race.

Very good for her, I wish her the best..

I will do the same, not even because the US government would give me a green card, a house, a job, a wife, a dog and a cat... NEVER !!...

She has also faced criticism from conservative political figures in the United States because of her change of sporting allegiance.

What can you expect from the republican dinosaurs, jealous because someone rejects their country because it is unmanageable and condemned to be surpassed by China..

I agree. With all the violence in America, and the verbal and physical abuse directed at ethnic Chinese and anyone who looks Asian,

1000%TRUE !!.. If you are Asian, Black, Latin, LGBTIQ or being part from any non-white minority, your life will be in danger..

What a dumb thing to say, the majority of Asians are neither attacked nor assaulted, you are painting a broad brush.

As always, the conservatives denying racism in US, as always..

I doubt it, especially she would be giving up one of the most important necessities in life and that is her freedom.

If there was no freedom in China, tell me why Chinese people don't leave China and why are there so many US citizens who stay living in China and never wanted to get back?..

Lots of Asians in America are learning, staying silent and not speaking up at against racism only emboldened racist Whites, but blacks and Hispanic generally do not take this non sense from Whites, so Whites seek what they think is a easy prey Asian

So right, cowards always look for the weakest..

She'd be safer away from America and in China.

Away, away..

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