A good piece in the Global Times about a Chinese student’s experience in the United States. It depicts the bias, if not racism, against Chinese students, who are often rejected now even if they have very good marks. But more importantly, it picks apart through first-hand experience how the liberal ideals of the United States are anything but. ‘Individualism’ – no, for stereotypes abound based on race and socio-economic status. ‘Equal opportunity’ – some are more equal than others. ‘Human rights’ – forget it. Apart from the complete absence of the right to economic wellbeing, discrimination based on race, belief, religious affiliation, political preference and so on.

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