Expatriate communities and foreigners in mainland China are experiencing discrimination while the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world.
In a series of cartoons posted to a WeChat blog 锦鲤青年 (Koi Youth jǐnlǐ qīngnián), which has since been deleted, foreigners were thrown into garbage bins to be sorted and disinfected by people in hazmat suits for the offenses they’ve allegedly committed.
A video showing three Americans getting into an altercation with locals at a COVID-19 testing site in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China for cutting in line has gone viral on social media.
It is unclear when the incident happened, but it occurred at a medical facility in the city’s Laoshan district, according to SupChina.
Foreigners apparently find the noodle slurping custom in Japan to be quite disturbing that some have even expressed that the sound would put them off from sitting next to someone.
In a morning Japanese news show “Tokudane!” via Matome Naver, the hosts talk about “noodle harassment,” or as they call it in Japan nuuhara, which is short for nuudoru harasumento.
Wild deers at Nara Park, Japan have injured more foreigners than locals in the current fiscal year, local officials confirmed on Tuesday.
As of late January, the renowned tourist attraction hit a record high of 209 cases, eight of which were “serious” and included broken bones.
More than 100 foreigners who arrived in Japan via cruise ships have been reported missing in the country since last year.
Since the Ship Tourism Landing Permit System under Japan’s Immigration Control Act took effect on Jan. 1, 2015, the country has seen a huge rise in foreigners travelers.
Foreign models in China can possibly make a living in the country by working as an illegal promoter, model or performer are jokingly referred to by the expat community as a “White Monkey.”
The term was coined due to the fact that these foreigners are often paraded at promotional events, sometimes even bizarre ones.
A foreigner who took to Facebook to detail his struggle with “showers” in Vietnam has people in disbelief.
In a post on Oct. 24, Hamish Carruthers shared that he has been staying in Hanoi for almost a week, and he only had one issue of the accommodations.
Two foreigners were recently caught on video posing on top of the roof of a structure in Summer Palace in Beijing, China and reportedly destroying a few tiles in the process.
In the clip the now-viral clip, the tourists can be seen sitting on top of a roof as they pose for the camera. It is believed that the violation happened on October 19.
One in 10 Tokyo residents aged 20 to 29 is a foreigner, the Japanese government reported on Wednesday.
At the beginning of the year, Japan had some 748,000 foreigners in their 20s, representing 5.8% of their total and including those who had stayed for at least three months.
Yet another foreign woman has sparked outrage on Thai social media after posing for a photo with her privates exposed at a temple considered to be among Thailand’s holiest sites.
Netizens are reportedly unhappy about the now-viral image where an unnamed woman is seen climbing up a ledge at Bangkok’s Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), and then resting her bare feet on it.
A temporary new restriction limiting the number of foreigners allowed at restaurants in Beijing’s university district of Wudaokou has some expats worried.
According to South China Morning Post, local authorities have ordered establishments in the area to allow only 10 foreigners inside at any given time.
An intoxicated foreign woman was caught on video causing a scene at Jungceylon shopping mall in Phuket, Thailand, after allegedly dining and dashing along with her two male companions.
In the video, shared on a Thai Facebook group on Jan. 2 by user Kanittha Messa Jaojankaew, the woman can be seen whining and complaining as well as threatening to punch one of the mall employees as the staff tries to confront her group.