Chinese Patriot Attacks Man For Wearing Nike Shoes Because They’re Made in America

    The Hague Tribunal decision that ruled in favor of the Philippines over who owns certain areas in the South China Sea have left some Chinese citizens expressing their dissatisfaction in some very weird ways.

    While some have chosen to boycott Philippine exports, there were those who expressed hatred toward American products with some netizens even smashing their iPhones and then posting them on social media.

    The latest display of “protest” came in the form of a violent attack when a “patriotic” Chinese man beat up another man who was thought to be wearing an American brand.

    According to Shanghaiist, the attacker reportedly berated a man on a subway in Dalian for wearing Nike shoes, as for him, the shoes symbolized “support” for the United States, a known Philippine ally. Chinese media outlets has reported that the U.S. as the one truly behind the arbitration.

    The so-called patriot reportedly accused the Nike-wearing man of being a spy and a sell-out who betrayed China’s interests. An exchange of kicks and punches ensued while a shrieking voice of a woman was heard in the background.  

    Support our Journalism with a Contribution

    Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

    Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

    However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

    We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way.  Thank you for everyone's support. We love you all and can't appreciate you guys enough.

    Support NextShark

    Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, Paypal