Although i have heard people being racist by using offensive words to chinese people, i've never came across physical abuse. However, it happens to blacks, southern asians too. It is something that will never go away unfortunately, racism will always exist.
I tend to see chinese, korean, japanese people to laugh off offensive words, but that obviously doesn't apply to them all. Some of them find it really hurtful, which is understandable obv.
I don't find chink offensive but "chinaman" I do find offensive.
Half-Chinese myself and yup racism is certainly well and alive in UK.
The one and only time I ever was a victim of racism it was an old White lady on a bus in Oxford and she lashed out against me being Chinese.
Lucky for me, I knew how to stay calm and laugh it off. In fact I told the driver of the bus to just let it be when he wanted to kick the woman off the bus.
UK as a whole takes racism against negroes, south asians and muslims seriously but when it is to do with people from the far east it is mostly ignored, presumably it is also because as a minority they also tend to be more well-off and less likely to face discrimination in terms of employment or where there is it is usually positive discrimination.
I think what you're talking about here is actually anti-chinese sentiment.
Yeah I agree.
Have a friend, she's half white half chinese and her eyes gives it away. She's had harsh comments thrown at her.
Having been told I look like jackie chan a 100 times and even teachers mistaking me for other east asian students I think there is a cause for concern.
My cousin is half-Chinese (other half is Cambodian - we're primarily a Cambodian family) and she's been called a chink before, along with other racist insults. Personally I find the word offensive and I don't think racism should be used in any form. People can start using 'banter' as an excuse for saying racist things (this happened recently in my school's end-of-year talent show) so I think it's best just to nip it in the bud before things could start to go wrong. The amount of times I've been assumed to be Chinese is also endless.
It's a well known fact that British people are racist as ****. They either display it physically or keep it within their heads.