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    I'm not being racist, but honestly the Chinese at my uni are AWFUL. How comes they do not socialise? Or make an effort to speak to you? They have like their own self enclosed community.

    My flat is terrible, it's like this with the Chinese, the Irish people in my flat and also the Cypriots. I would be iwlling to hang out with them but they are just so rubbish Me and the other English boy there cant win.
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    LOL I know what you mean. To be honest, most races do naturally tend to hang out with their own but I agree Chinese international people do it the most, as other races don't completely "close" themselves off to other people. Of course not all Chinese people are like that, that would be generalising plus like I said it's mainly the Internationals that do it, but still...it is annoying.
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    I agree and I'm chinese lol! But I'm BBC (british born chinese) which is probably why I actually get on with english people the most lol, but my friend circle are loads of different races. I actually would like more chinese friends to hang out with, but yeh the international chinese students seem to stick with each other, I've tried to socialise with them, but they don't seem interested lol. And the chinese firends I do have, never hang out or go out, I only see them and chat to them in lectures.
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    Tbh they are in an unfamiliar country and English is not their first language, so to find people from their own country and language is probably the safest option for them to do.
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    Well they don't actually have to socialise with you. It seems like you need them more than they need you from the sounds of it.
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    I'm a Chinese Malaysian, and I don't hang out with any of the Malaysians on campus because I think they stick together too ******* much. So you paid out of your ass to study in an overseas university and you want to stick to what you know? What happened to going out there and experiencing stuff? It's irritating. They say I'm snobby because I don't claim them as my countrymen. I DO claim them as my countrymen, I just think they're stupid to go home every time they have a long enough break and only stick together while they're here on campus.

    I totally know how you feel. If I was one of the Chinese people living with you, I'd totally be your friend Though, I guess it kinda helps that I don't speak Mandarin xD

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    my God, who is that sexy piece of delicious meat in your signature? :sexface:
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    (Original post by strawberry)
    I'm a Chinese Malaysian, and I don't hang out with any of the Malaysians on campus because I think they stick together too ******* much. So you paid out of your ass to study in an overseas university and you want to stick to what you know? What happened to going out there and experiencing stuff? It's irritating. They say I'm snobby because I don't claim them as my countrymen. I DO claim them as my countrymen, I just think they're stupid to go home every time they have a long enough break and only stick together while they're here on campus.

    I totally know how you feel. If I was one of the Chinese people living with you, I'd totally be your friend Though, I guess it kinda helps that I don't speak Mandarin xD


    my God, who is that sexy piece of delicious meat in your signature? :sexface:
    mods shouldn't swear you are setting a bad example.
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    I've just given up on them altogether. Plenty of other people to talk to anywayzzz.
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    Give them a chance. They probably think you don't want to be friends with them. I lived in a pretty much entirely Chinese flat last year and yeah they weren't speaking English to start with and wouldn't really talk to me but I kept trying, just being friendly and after a short time they were really nice. One showed me how to make fried rice, another gave me these incredible biscuit things, another lent me some dvds. I remember them saying that most of the time, in classes etc, white people don't bother trying to talk to them which is why they don't really try either, but make the effort and they might respond. We're all human.
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    (Original post by MrDoovde)
    mods shouldn't swear you are setting a bad example.
    lol dad
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    lol dad
    it's so despicable aint it.
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    (Original post by endtherapture51)
    I'm not being racist, but honestly the Chinese at my uni are AWFUL. How comes they do not socialise? Or make an effort to speak to you? They have like their own self enclosed community.

    My flat is terrible, it's like this with the Chinese, the Irish people in my flat and also the Cypriots. I would be iwlling to hang out with them but they are just so rubbish Me and the other English boy there cant win.

    We had a group of Polskis in our sixth form who kept themselves to themselves; largely because their English wasn't up to much. I always think of it this way: if you were in a Chinese Uni (if they exist, I've never heard of any!) and there was an Englishman there, wouldn't you be naturally drawn to him? Gotta' take 'em as they come.:rolleyes:
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    tbh I think its mostly to do with the language barrier? Depends whether or not they are an international student I suppose

    I myself am Chinese and I try to make an effort to integrate with the widest range of people as possible - maybe the fact I was born in this country helps but I'm pretty sure when I get to Uni I would make the best effort possible to talk to everyone
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    I'm Singaporean Chinese. If I ever study in the UK, I'd definitely go out of my way to make friends with the British. My girlfriend's there now, but she tells me she feels as if British students are uninterested in making friends with her? How true is that, I wouldn't know.

    What are those incredible biscuit things you talk about? I'm pretty sure I've some of em in my kitchen right now =)
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    it's mostly how you perceive them, but even I have trouble trying to mix in with Asian groups. *shrug* I make friends with whoever talks to me.
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    (Original post by ranbow99)
    Tbh they are in an unfamiliar country and English is not their second language, so to find people from their own country and language is probably the safest option for them to do.
    This.
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    You're not racist but you only single out the Chinese with your dumb title!? :facepalm:
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    I couldn't help but laugh because it's so true, and I'm Chinese! Born in Britain though and English is my first language rather than Cantonese. The international Chinese people at our college normally stick together during breaks etc, but they're a friendly bunch and in lessons they'll gladly socialize with others because there's only so few of them and they can't be together all the time in lessons and stuff. In our college it's slightly different though because they all came from the same school in HK. But I'm assuming that at Uni they'd rather stick together so that they can speak their first language, mandarin or cantonese, to make things easier. I'm sure if you get them alone they'll happily talk to you xD

    I talk too much... Umm...

    tl;dr: Language barrier.
 
 
 
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