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Queen Elizabeth: Chinese officials were 'very rude'

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LOL, "appalling old waxworks", "slitty eyes" is not as rude as that Chinese snubbing of them I guess. What are the times we live in where Chinese officials can snub the British officials? It's more like a rude awakening.

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One thing good about the increasing number of Chinese traveling internationally is that Americans are no longer the "rude" tourists that people complain about.

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ThePBotMAY. 11, 2016 - 10:10PM JST LOL, "appalling old waxworks", "slitty eyes" is not as rude as that Chinese snubbing of them I guess. What are the times we live in where Chinese officials can snub the British officials? It's more like a rude awakening.

Did you know the Queen and Prince Phillip are two different people? It's true! They have separate neurological systems and everything!

So when one of them says one thing, it can't necessarily be automatically applied to the other. Phillip may have a reputation for putting his foot in his mouth, but that doesn't mean the Queen wasn't entirely accurate in her assessment that the Chinese diplomatic party was rude.

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Rude - the number one adjective I would describe the people of Shanghai, China.

This article is of little surprise.

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Both the Metropolitan police and the palace refused to comment on what they described as private conversations.

Good for them! Whoever reported this information did a disservice to all the countries concerned. Media used to show a little common sense in what they reported... no longer, it seems, even it is to the detriment of their nation.

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Farmboy Media used to show a little common sense in what they reported... no longer, it seems, even it is to the detriment of their nation.

The J-media would beg to differ.

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Chinese are not rude. They are just being themselves.

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The Queen and Phil may be two different people, but they do (reputedly) think of the family as "The Firm."

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@TheBPot Spot on. Phillip's racist comments against the Chinese and quite a few others are beyond rude.

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LOL - It's a good thing I am not an Ambassador to China, otherwise I would've said, " Fine! Don't let the door hit you in the a** on the way out!"

And s final - "And by the way, The South China Sea is ALL international waters. See Ya, the airport's that way..."

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No surprise that the Queen said that. Even the most discrete and diplomatic individual could not fail to note rudeness like that. Kudo's to her for articulating it. That's one of the benefits of being 90--you can say what your think.

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@TheBPot Spot on. Phillip's racist comments against the Chinese and quite a few others are beyond rude.

The Danish Greek guy? I guess it's understandable.

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Did you know the Queen and Prince Phillip are two different people? It's true! They have separate neurological systems and everything!

The royals don't think they themselves are rude, is what I'm saying. Of course not, because they really believe in this royal blood stuff. And the royal couple aren't that much different since they are "related" in the truest sense ;)

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Ah, the House of Windsor. One of the greatest arguments for republicanism (small r) ever put forth.

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God Save the Queen. She's spot on, it's infuriating dealing with the Chinese tourist in Okinawa. It's funny how you can tell the difference between the Taiwanese and Chinese tourist based on mannerisms alone.

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Funnily enough, Liz shares so much in common with those she criticises - unelected, unaccountable, privileged beyond belief. and - most bizarrely - treated in a superior manner to us all!

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Rude is actually being kind.

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Haha good on her for speaking out! I think 'ill-mannered' would have been more diplomatic though.

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It's hard to say if Chinese people are deliberately rude or their culture is naturally repulsive so they are oblivious. Although diplomats being rude is very worrying. China still has a long, long way to go

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I have met many Chinese(from my shrfu, business contacts to tourists). Found many don't like to wait and try to jump to the front of the queue.

Like with any culture you will find all types of people, generally I tend to prefer people from Honk Kong and Taiwan over mainland Chinese.

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It's hard to say if Chinese people are deliberately rude or their culture is naturally repulsive

"Repulsive." Wow.

Anyways, I live in the Bay Area. There are many Chinese of all kinds: Northerners, Southerners, Fujian (Hakka), Taiwanese, Honk Kongese (beep beep), and so forth. I've been to China many times. In my experience, it is difficult to generalize about Chinese people, because I'm not so sure there really is a Chinese people. The nationalists have created this myth about the Han Chinese, and how they are all one, bla bla bla,

But linguistically, there is no one China. Culturally, there are trends, but no one China.

In short, I just don't buy into any of it.

To be sure, there is a stereo type of the Bull-in-China-Shop. And that stereotype has some truth in it, because you only need to encounter it a few times to make you think its always the case. But think about it, if you are standing in a queue (whatever that is) with a bunch of people, some of whom are Chinese, and one dude jumps to the front of the queue -- whatever that is -- your just gonna remember that one dude and think "Yeah, many Chinese bla bla bla."

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@Black Sabbath: Yeah that's definitely true, but it's hard not to generalise when you hear of similar behaviour all over China

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