This is what KUOW, Seattle ( a NPR member station in Seattle, Washington) said today: The reason that Chinese Americans support Donald Trump is because they want “bring USA down“. This is a hateful racial charge. They interviewed one international student to support their point, even did not bother to interview any one from”WA Chinese American for Trump” group which initiated their original report.
My point is Chinese Americans are Americans. They want US to be strong. They want world peace. The news station just should not do something like this at all.
What a shame of this station! That is the reason the main media is losing credibility. They should be more careful.
They dare not replace “China” with any other countries in the world(Maybe Russia), but not one African country or European country. For example, it is easy to coin another story titled “xxx American support xxx because they want USA fail and xxx to be strong.” for them if they like.
Please write to them. Their email contacts are: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com
The link is: http://kuow.org/post/trump-has-fans-among-chinese-us-and-abroad
Keep a copy as reference in case they deleted later.
A study released last month suggested that Asian-American voters including Chinese Americans are gravitating toward the Democratic party and hold unfavorable views of Republican candidate Donald Trump. But Trump has his fans among Chinese people at home and abroad.
You might not expect him to be popular in China or among Chinese-Americans in the U.S., given the candidate's many comments about China draining away American money and jobs. And yet on Friday, an airplane flew over Seattle with the banner, “Washington Chinese Americans for Trump.” One Trump supporter in Los Angeles founded the group, Chinese Americans for Trump.
John Pomfret, the former Washington Post bureau chief in China, said there’s a lot of pro-Trump talk in China and among Chinese-Americans.
“There’s a very active debate within the American Chinese community, as witnessed by that banner on the airplane that just buzzed your office," he said, "and also within China, on ‘WeChat’ and ‘Weibo,’ two social media platforms which are very popular among Chinese.”
Pomfret said in China, there’s a certain nostalgia for what he terms “the big political man,” a character that Trump inhabits well. And he said, “in China, there’s no love lost for Hillary Clinton. Partially because in a way, Clinton regained her political mojo in China in 1995 during the International Women’s Conference.”
That’s where Clinton pointedly criticized China’s treatment of girls and said, "women's rights are human rights." She’s seen as a hawk on China and an experienced negotiator. Meanwhile Trump’s perceived isolationism would create more room for Chinese leadership to expand. “And so there’s kind of this sense – almost this gleeful sense – that if the Americans elect this guy, China will really be the beneficiary," Pomfret said.
At the University of Washington campus in Seattle, canopies line Red Square with tables for various Asian student groups. One of them is the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, where senior Haoyu Wang is a member. He's majoring in political science and plans to attend law school in the U.S. as well.
Wang feels some of that glee at the prospect of a Trump presidency. “We don’t like Trump as a person, but we like him as a tool to kind of bring American down," Wang said.
He said his views aren’t necessarily typical of his peers at UW. Many students he knows, both Asian and non-Asian, are supporting Clinton, who Wang sees as tough and experienced. But Wang wants to make his career in China, and he thinks a Trump victory would be good for his home country, which is already on the rise.
“We turned the tables," he said. "So more and more of us, international Chinese students, would like to obtain certain knowledge in the United States and try to go back and serve our country.”
But he said, "there's a huge division among Chinese students." Perhaps a third of those students he knows hope to stay on in the U.S. after college.
Wang said his support for Trump verges on being sarcastic. But his excitement about what the future holds for him in China is quite sincere.