European-Chinese Couples: Michel and Qi

Intercultural couple: Michel from France and Qi from Beijing, China.

Michel is from France and Qi is from Beijing, China. They’re retired but live a dynamic and energetic life along the beautiful coastal area of Brittany, France. Their quirky and humorous personalities are expressed through Qi’s discovery of another culture and their close relationship with their children.


Life and love can be complicated, but for Michel and Qi, life and love can also be simple. This is not the typical French love film with the Eiffel Tower and sidewalk cafes, but a slice of an area of France few outside of Europe know about.

Most people go through life not analyzing their outlook on life. Qi spent most of her time learning a new language, a new culture,

and raising two teenage boys that she hardly has ever thought about her own life. During our interview, we asked her what was the one thing she was most proud of?” She thought and said, “to have found a man like him.” I think, at that moment, she realized what that meant to her; what Michel meant to her. The most important things in life are often not your career, but the people you spend your life with.

Michel and Qi, along with their children, with filming crew at a beach in France.

Intercultural couple: Michel from France and Qi from Beijing, China.

This is part of a series of short documentary films about real-life European-Chinese couples conceived and produced for the Delegation of the European Union to China. View the other featured short films below:

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  • They seem…..nice. The place they live looks….nice. The lady has an adventurous spirit that is unusual for Chinese. Very cool.

    • mr.wiener

      I like the fact that they seem to be of a similar age. Seeing some fat old white guy and a teen asian chick does make me feel uncomfortable.

      • linette lee

        uh…well, maybe because the asian chick looks 15 yrs younger than her real age? I’ve seen Chinese women that are 55 look like they are 40.

        • Kate

          I think he means huge age gap like a 21 yr old with an old, fat ugly white dude 30 yr older….it is very weird looking…I saw a chinese woman, probably about 24 and really small, like 70 lbs, barely above 5″0 l, look like she never went through puberty with a white guy that was probably 50ish and 300 lbs and a bad case of hat balding……those are weird couples.

          • linette lee

            Those are called prostitutes. She is probably really poor from rural areas or something. Who knows.
            Happy thanksgiving to you kate.

          • Jahar

            21 and 30 isnt that bad. when i was in cambodia i saw what you saw, but the girl was maybe 15

        • SuperHappyCow

          i’m sick of hearing this weird age shit. i’ve yet to be fooled by an asian women’s age. i’ve seen plent of white and black women who look far younger than they are.

          “blah blah blee blee blah” it’s bullshit.

          • Jahar

            congratulations. you are superman

          • SuperHappyCow

            cow, actually. the answer was supercow

            would you like to play again?

      • linette lee

        I don’t mean white people look old or anything.

        Wiener didn’t you say you are like in your late 40 or something? You look young in the photo you handsome devil. Is that really you? How much do you weight?

        • mr.wiener

          90kg and I’m fighting hard to keep it on.

          • Jahar

            you know, sometimes when you are reading, you just skim the words? I saw hard, and on, and not the words in between. I thought for a second you said you were fighting a hard on.

          • mr.wiener

            lol

      • Zappa Frank

        i don’t think that in any documentary done in order to improve realtions you will ever see an old man with three teeth and a young hot asian girl..

      • ACE

        WTF!!! Can’t believe you’re still around entertaining us,keep it up!

        • mr.wiener

          Hi ace, how goes fighting the good fight agin the blanco escoria?

      • Gay Azn Boi

        Why does it make you feel uncomfortable? Wouldn’t you want a teen Asian chick if you had the chance?

        • mr.wiener

          I wouldn’t see any long term future in it. Could happen I guess, but usually if you see some 60 year old fat guy with a teenage wife it’s evidence of manopause :)

  • wafflestomp

    Ugh ANOTHER one?

    • uncolonized mind

      This is white man’s way of showing their superiority. Only chinese women stupid enough to believe what white man tell them as you can see from these relationships

      • mr.wiener

        Oh dry up and blow away will you.

        • uncolonized mind

          Of course you want me to shut up and go to a little corner and hopefully disappear. cos you know what I am saying is the truth and afraid of being exposed. Can’t hide the truth you know!

          • fabulous

            A man who is strong enough in himself doesn’t need to cling to an ethnic or cultural affiliation; much less deride another.

          • uncolonized mind

            It’s like saying “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it’s how you played the game”. Utter bullshit, it’s always better to win than to lose. Wake up from your idealism.

          • mr.wiener

            Somebody call him a WAAAHmbulance.

            If you are looking for sympathy it’s in the dictionary somewhere between “shit” and “syphilis”.

          • Guang Xiang

            Someone has a bad case of penis envy.

            In either case, it’s not impossible for an Asian guy to date a white woman. I’ve seen many cases, including myself. Though the amount of Chinese guys giving me approving looks was kind of scary (maybe sad).

            A Chinese guy even asked for our picture in the middle of Tian An Men.

          • Shit….what would you know about winning anything? Chinese checkers don’t count.

          • fabulous

            It’s interesting that you read my comment and interpreted it this way.

          • Flambart Photography

            If you want play social game you must abide by the rules. Life is not video game. You’re sick! You should go to a psychiatrist. You’re shameful to your country.

          • Flambart Photography

            Man, you’re great!!! Thanks!!! That’s the point. They simply don’t understand, how sad they’re so blind.

          • mr.wiener

            If your idea of nationhood is an inbred fuckfest than have at it. I personally think that the more people who can think outside the norm the better. The races have been mixing, diluting and reforming into other things since time began. Nothing you or I can say about that will change anything.

            If it makes you feel any better “white man’s superiority” will last about as long as a single bubble in a tankard of beer. In the broad spectrum of time the Male XY chromasome is a mutant that will die out eventually. …I wonder what we’ll argue about then?

          • uncolonized mind

            Of course, it’s easy for you to take the moral high ground here, you self righteous sob. You will not be saying what you are saying right now if it were to happen the other way. In fact, you will be saying exactly what I am saying now but of course you will deny cos you are not at the receiving end of it. Justify such relationships however you want but you will never see it from the other side. Races have indeed been mixing but none to such an extreme extent as WMAF relationships and its usually a one way street and that is the truth you cannot deny. Take a good damn look deep into your very being and ask yourself some real hard questions.

          • mr.wiener

            Tut, tut. A self righteous slob I may be but at least I’m not draining the dregs of this seasons vintage of sour grapes.

            Again I would urge you to take the broad view of this. We’ll see if the boot is on the other foot when the majority of the world’s millionaires come from asia shall we?

            That’s the long term, in the sort term or at the individual level I’d like you to look a little closer at the couples you see here and even at the types of asian women you see walking down the street with laowai guys [that enrage you so].

            Many of these women are not what you would call “classic beauties” by the standards of Chinese. I have been told numerous times that white guys have “odd tastes” in asian women, Lucy Liu as case in point. Many are older women [over 30! shock horror!] or even divorced [gasp!] what chinese guy would consider such a girl as a suitable bride?

            before you leap all over me with spiked boots for generalizing so badly I’ll admit it is not the majority of AW/WM that are like this…..BUT [and this is one muthaf*cking big BUT] The popular perception amongst asian women is that white guys are more sensitive, kind, emotionally attuned and gentler than asian guys.

            Now…….I am not going to argue for an instant that this is true, but as long as the perception is there [and lets just throw in a few other myths like: richer, better hung and able to leap international borders in a single bound] and you have the unhappy situation [for you, sorry] that you see today.

            You can chose to deal with it: work on your people skills, get a tattoo, laugh at it as the fallacy it is….or you can wallow in it and blame others as you are doing now.
            Take a good damn look deep into your colonized mind and ask yourself some real hard questions……Your move sonny.

          • uncolonized mind

            Alright self righteous sob, like i said (and proven) that it’s easy for you to take the high moral ground here, telling me “deal with it” like as if there is some lack I have to make up for in the first place. Come on weiner, can’t you do better than that? As far as perceptions are concerned, I wonder how the “perception” that white men are so much better than asian guys came to be, for that, you might want to take another look at what your media churns out. I dont really need to go into this since it has been well covered in so many other forums .However, what I do enjoy is provoking you to spare such an expense to write such a long reply to my comment . I look forward to next 10k word essay :D

          • BigCAD

            “As far as perceptions are concerned, I wonder how the “perception” that white men are so much better than asian guys came to be”

            Judging by your impudent rage you’re doing a fine job pushing the white hegemony’s agenda yourself. Shut down the computer, buy some new threads and maybe just maybe talk to a girl, they don’t bite.

          • mr.wiener

            You think that was an essay? Damn you’re lucky anon [lower case “a” ] is not still around. Always a pleasure to enlighten the unenlightened though.
            Now stop wasting time and go chat up some chick, and for god’s sake don’t use any of the arguments you’ve used here. Women can smell emotional weakness in the water like sharks smell blood.

          • uncolonized mind

            Geez, just one paragraph this time, weiner? you disappoint me. Of course, you would love me to shut up so that you don’t get your lies and brainwashing exposed but I am just going to continue to put the truth out there . I know you would love me to fulfill your stereotype of a nerdy asian guy always on the computer just so that you can feel superior but hate to shatter what has been taught in your media, I am already married with 3 kids and time to spare! If there is anyone who needs to be enlightened especially about stereotypes, it would be you. Examine yourself and don’t deny to yourself that deep down you and your kind are a closet racist/colonialist who seeks to undermine and dominate other races. Wherever there is a racism, you can bet there is a white man involved just like this -> http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Australia/French-woman-sings-faces-racist-rant-on-Melbourne-bus/Article1-962751.aspx . Enjoy the vid.

          • mr.wiener

            No, UC I don’t want you to shut up. I find your rants quite entertaining and I hope you don’t begrudge me the time you spend writing them as they are getting longer. I think we have become good frienemies.

            As to your advice to examine myself, I went into the bathroom with a mirror , a flashlight and a yoga guide and couldn’t find any of the evidence of closest racism and neo-colonialism you mentioned. The closest I could find to “colonialism” was “colon” unfortunately.

            Saw your vid, gosh, you mean to tell me Australia has yobbos? Who would have thunk it? ,is this the evidence of White hegemony to promote racist stereotypes you were talking about? Very weak sauce I’m afraid.
            Still a little confused about what you want me to do about the current caucasian domination of the world and its media. Am I meant to apologize? At any rate it’s probably going to change soon, probably faster if mando pop ever becomes worth listening to by anyone other than a local audience :)

          • Geez…almost looks like somebody is trolling his own site.
            So wiener….regarding your self-exam…was it fleas or lice?

          • Flambart Photography

            Cannot even understand the logic of your North Korean bad level of English. 50 Cent Army is so clueless, so rude, so disconnected from reality. Go play your video game, you’re a big child trying to play adult. Go have a weekend in Hong Kong to understand how a normal and free society is. Furthermore, there are no races, man. You did not go to school? The only race is homo sapiens. People are people, wherever they come from. Everybody wants happiness. Try to develop some spirituality in your dark mind, read Dalai Laama books, read Wikipedia, search information aboiut your country, the real history. Who killed 80 million Chinese was your own government, not laowai. Stop your hate of foreigners and grow up.

      • Flambart Photography

        Hey North Korea colonized mind. First, xenophobia is crime. Your “chouwai” xenophobic remarks are criminal. Outside your Chinese island, disconnected from the world reality, you’re laowai too. Chinese men are usually selfish, king mind, no sense of freedom, impolite, rude, spend their lives playing childish video games, are controlled by family, have very few experience in life, don’t know how to cherish their girls, are brainwashed by propaganda, hate the world, are clueless, have no aesthetics, no meixue, no sense of music, arts, style, fashion. A Chinese girl who knows the world is one community and wishes to open her mind and learn, learn, learn is a very clever girl. A xenophobic countryside close-minded brainwashed by political lies as you like, is she smart to you? Get real, man. You’re 50 cent army. You’re a shame to China.

        • Rita

          take it easy,the frog live in a well never know how big the ocean,people choose blind or not,in their mind the grape is always acid because could not get.The feeling envy,hate,only will give problem to himself,let him down….

          • Flambart Photography

            Absolutely right! ‘) Thanks!!!

      • oh just shut it, there are chinese golddiggers, and bitches with no self respect but you cant fucking say “chinese women” and fucking insult me. why dont you get it out on western failures that go to china looking for cheap undercover hoes?

        • mr.wiener

          Whilst I can respect the first part of your argument “Chinese women are not all gold digging hoes” Your second: “Why don’t you pick on the western losers who come to China instead…”……Um don’t you think you are generalizing as badly as the un-colon-ized mind?
          BTW, What the hell is an “undercover hoe”?
          Merry Christmas.

    • where is the news?

      Yep I think there is 10 of them in total.

    • Gay Azn Boi

      Don’t like it? Don’t watch it.

      • Gay Azn Boi

        And do something else with your life.

      • SuperHappyCow

        Down voted your comment because I don’t like it, and want to watch it.

        Or I like it, and Don’t want to watch it?

        I can’t figure this one out, sorry.

    • you’ve sold out

      MORE SPONSORED CONTENT! Not only is this a poor show by CHINASMACK, but also by the EU Delegation. The EU propaganda department is fired up and CHINASMACK has joined its 50 cent gang!

    • Guang Xiang

      With the “Big 18” happening so recently, Chinasmack must leaning on the safe side on what to post.

    • jackson99

      Yeah another self hating bitch. The West still controls the media and they have been shamelessly promoting white devils with dumbass Asian chicks. They want to plant images to make Asian girls more receptive to white men and thus enforcing their superiority. It is up to us Asian men who knows what they are doing to spread the message and reject their media brainwashing. We can no longer stay in silence and accept whatever they show to us.

      • fabulous

        I can’t imagine how pathetic a person would have to be to allow someone else’s expectations govern who they can have a relationship with.

      • Flambart Photography

        You are a xenophobic criminal. You are the worst of China. 50 Cent Army is so funny, they write so many crazy things. The more they write, the better. Let them show the world how rude and clueless they are. Please write more, show your hate and your ignorance.

    • Righteous American

      Was the primary residence of any of these couples China? With the AJ and Natalie couple it appeared that way but I’m sure they will be in Europe before long…or at least Natalie will be if not AJ.

      • It said AJ and Natalie live in sweden, you dope.

  • Kukuku

    DO NOT WANT!!!

    • Gay Azn Boi

      DO NOT WATCH!!!

      • x1sfg

        DO NOT REPRODUCE! Wait…

        • Gay Azn Boi

          Lol!

          Meh, I don’t like kids. Even if I were straight, I wouldn’t want kids. To me, they’re a burden.

          • x1sfg

            No worries. The world already has too many people in it. Thanks for doing your part

        • Jahar

          what’s the opposite of reproduce? maybe people should do that a little more. but not to me.

          • Gay Azn Boi

            Jahar, let’s start with you :)

  • Zappa Frank

    this is my favourite couple till now..
    so not just europeans in china but also chinese who live in europe eh..

  • ChairMao

    难看新疆孩子!!!!!

    • Zappa Frank

      wow this blog must be full of amazing people.. i hope to can meet you all super-beautiful people one day….

      • ChairMao

        如果你是中国人打中文,如果你是外国人好好学英文! “I hope to can”?

        • Jahar

          If you are Chinese write English. This is an English site. And people make typos sometimes. he was obviously thinking “i hope to meet you” and “I hope I can meet you” and got the 2 mixed while he was typing. common mistake. Rudeness, on the other hand, need not be so common.

          • ChairMao

            awww bless, you write so much but say so little. I love to watch you squirm

          • fabulous

            I think if you wait a couple of minutes and come back when your false sense of victory has calmed down a bit you may recognize the nuances of the English language.

            Mr Frank 1 v Mr Mao 0.

          • ChairMao

            My alma mater would beg to differ. 好好学汉语吧大傻子

          • fabulous

            Okay. I can see that you still haven’t figured out the pragmatics of Mr Frank’s comment. Do you want to go back and try to read his comment from another point of view or would you like me to explain it for you?

          • SuperHappyCow

            Bro, I really gotta shit.

          • Jahar

            That’s better. Also, I’m not squirming.

      • Jahar

        I hope to meet you too man.

  • elizabeth

    They are getting more mature. Next up, a couple celebrating their silver jubilee? I enjoy this series.

  • Yay… white and asian relationship………..

    • fabulous

      Maybe, instead of complaining about Europeans making videos about Europeans you could make your own video to promote yourself. It may not have occurred to the EU that they should be promoting relationships between Chinese and super interesting, grandpa-hat wearing guys who can’t work the f-stops on their newly bought SLR.

      • I don’t really care for the portrait either. My friend was playing with his Seagull 4, Twin Lens Reflex (TLR) 6x6cm roll film camera. I told him to swap some 800 ISO film in to compensate for my blankness, but he insisted on using ISO 400. To top that off, he was misreading his portable light meter. Those old film cameras are tricky you know. ;-)

        • fabulous

          You see Anthony, it’s interesting stories like that which would make your video so watchable. Mix in some lens flare and two introspective songs (One by Bon Iver and another by Elliot Smith) and people are sure to notice you.

    • Zappa Frank

      i was sure you were going to complain again about it. What can i say? well, you know, europeans tend to be white..

    • DavidisDawei

      Someone wrote the next video reviews a homosexual couple.

      • Gay Azn Boi

        That’s something I wanna see!

    • Gay Azn Boi

      The perfect relationship.

      • SuperHappyCow

        Ah, I finally see why people shit on you. I get it now.

      • Indeed! Advocate racial hierarchy! Now GO! Go on and breed the supreme beings that are White and Asian relationships!

  • Nilerafter24

    I’m pretty sure they started with an AM/WF couple because they knew that the WM/AF couples would far outnumber the former.
    lol @ EU promotion of China-Europe relations by using interracial relationships.

    • Kate

      Yeah but the am/wf couple still looks way better then the past two wm/af couples. I want to see a really rare coupling like am/bw or am/hispanic female.

      • fabulous

        Why?

        • SuperHappyCow

          why not

          • SuperHappyCow

            who the FUCK downvotes a talking cow? HONESTLY?!

          • Setesh

            not just a talking cow, a super happy talking cow. Ill upvote it ok? super happy talking cow give me an image of hopping singing smiling laughing cow.

          • SuperHappyCow

            that is whats up sir

          • moo?

      • Zappa Frank

        will be hard to see those kind of couples with in an european video

        • Jahar

          because there are no Hispanics or blacks in Europe?

          • Zappa Frank

            there are blacks but with some exceptions of France and England most of them aren’t europeans citiezens, and i don’t think a lot of them are involved in a relation with chinese people. Besides, if you want to present China to Europe and Europe to China you should choose some representative people, actually blacks are not representative of europeans.. maybe in the next generation they will.
            Hispanics, i still have to understand what is an hispanic, in europe i didn’t hear this kind of word very often, we call them peruvians, brazilians, and so on, not hispanics.. as they are very different, if you mean mexicans i don’t think we have a lot of mexicans..

          • Jahar

            Spanish people are hispanic.

          • Korq

            Only because the Spanish Americans lobbied in the US to be grouped with Hispanics to get affirmative action benefits. It is a technicality. Hispanic is meaningless as a category. A white person of German, Irish, Italian or Spanish descent born and raised in Latin America is suddenly technically a different ethnicity than a white person born and raised in the US or Europe?! Hispanic isn’t even a race–whites, blacks, Asians, natives or mixed people can all be Hispanics. In the US, the term Hispanic commonly is used to label and discriminate against mestizo-looking Spanish-speakers.

          • Jahar

            Ah I always assumed Hispanic meant of Spanish heritage

          • Zappa Frank

            so if spanish are hispanic how can mexicans can be hispanic?they don’t share anything. spanish are by far more close to italians, french and other europeans than mexicans..ever been in spain? blondes people aren’t uncommon.. Hispanic is a false category.

          • Flambart Photography

            Another way of saying hispanic is “latino”, and even our great musician Frank Zappa was latino-related too (at least in his vast musical influence).

          • Jahar

            Originally, Latino included anyone whose ethnic origin was a romantic country. France, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Latin America was meant to include pretty much all non-english speaking parts of the Americas.

          • Zappa Frank

            ok got it. still i think latino has a cultural meaning more than racial… a lot latinos are just white…if spanish are considered lations than we could add as well italians and french..there are almost no difference.

          • Jahar

            Mexico was colonized by the Spanish.

          • Flambart Photography

            It’s true, and everyone who speaks Spanish. Includes: Spain, all Latin America except Brazil (speaks Portuguese), French Guyanne (speaks French), Suriname (speaks Dutch). Even the Philippines are hispanic.

          • Flambart Photography

            Brazilians are completely not hispanics. Brazil has different origins. It’s the largest Japanese community in the world. Brazil is a mix of Africans, Portuguese, Spanish, Italians, Germans, Polish, Russians, Jews. Brazil is mainly Portuguese – Italian – Spanish – Japanese – African origin. Brazil is different from all Latin America countries. The same as India, it’s Asia, but different of everything else.

          • Flambart Photography

            And Brazil is surely, a big mix of native Americans too. And many Dutch origins specially from the northern state of Pernambuco which was Dutch colony.

    • waker7

      yeah i laugh at these suckers too. euros should focus on these storys”

      MEXICO CITY (AP) — Juan Chiu Trujillo was 5 years old when he left his native Mexico for a visit to his father’s hometown in southern China. He was 35 when he returned.

      As
      Chiu vacationed with his parents, brother and two sisters in Guangdong
      province, Mexico erupted into xenophobia fueled by the economic turmoil
      of the Great Depression and aimed at its small, relatively prosperous
      Chinese minority. Authorities backed by mobs rounded up Chinese citizens, pressured them to sell their businesses and forced many to cross into the United States.

      Unable
      to return to their home, hotel and restaurant in the southern border
      city of Tapachula, the Chius stayed in China and began a new life.

      • Zappa Frank

        why euros should focus on a mexican story?

  • linette lee

    Is it me or the have the same face. Look at the last photo. There is a chinese saying, after you spend enough time with one another you begin to look like each other.

    They have 丈妻相.

    • Kate

      omg I thought the exact same thing, those two DO look alike! Maybe all the years spent together…..thankfully I don’t look Korean yet, as I only have Korean in me sometimes ^_^♥♥♥♥♥♥ I make joke!

      • linette lee

        who knows…maybe another 10 years you will look korean. hahaha….One good thing you won’t need to bleach your skin or get cheek/jaw bones reduction because you already have that “look” naturally.

      • DavidisDawei

        HaHa – good one Kate

      • Jahar

        first you will start adding a vowel sound to the end of every word. then, when you are angry, your tone will fluctuate rapidly. then your head will slowly become larger.

    • DavidisDawei

      In the USA, they say dogs and their Masters look alike over the years.

      With regards to this couple, perhaps they look similar because they are slightly overweight?

    • Jennster

      thought the same :)

  • Appalled@everything

    Oh for the love of…. ENOUGH with these articles! it is tired already. ENOUGH! wE DON’T CARE ANYMORE!

    • Gay Azn Boi

      There are others (myself included) who really enjoy these videos, you selfish prick.

      • SuperHappyCow

        Did it ever occur to you that you fucks are creepy as fuck?

        • Gay Azn Boi

          :'(

  • Kate

    The thing she is most proud of in herself is marrying that dude? Not many life accomplishments then….

    • fabulous

      What an odd thing to say.

    • Gay Azn Boi

      Maybe she was just being polite. When asked, a lot of people would say that they’re most proud of their wife/husband/kids……. It doesn’t mean they haven’t accomplished anything.

    • Zappa Frank

      i thought they’re both retired, they didn’t say anything about their previous job.

      • DavidisDawei

        You are correct sir.
        It said he met her working in Beijing, but a little more info would have been nice to know.
        Did they run to France because her family dis-approved? HaHa

    • DavidisDawei

      Hey Kate,

      curious to know – What “life accomplishments”?
      Job, Book, Travel around the world?

      I am making some very big assumptions about them below, but

      How many people are HAPPILY married after 16 years? lots of people who failed there.

      Raising two well adjusted kids for the world is an accomplishment
      – especially when you see the creeps who are pumping them out one after another.

      Learning/Speaking Multiple languages? I am envious of that accomplishment.

      Enjoying life?

      Cheers,

      • Jahar

        hey man. I agree with her. it’s like people who are proud of having kids. good job, you are right up there with rats and rabbits in life accomplishments. Any fool can get married.

        • fabulous

          I’m fairly sure that people who are comfortable with their own achievements don’t need to judge what another person is proud of. There is a difference between simply having a kid and raising a kid you can be proud of.
          There is a difference between getting married and marrying someone you will still want to be with after 20 years.
          Having said that, if she thinks something she has done is the best thing she could do it makes you, not her, look small when you criticize.

      • Kate

        Well that’s a really nice list you typed up and I agree maintaining a relationship and raising good kids is an accomplishment but she said her greatest accomplishment was being able to find a man like her husband. It just sounded like she lives and defines herself through her husband and I just wonder what she has done for her own personal development away from children and husband.

        And as far as your list, I am only 26 and I have a happy interracial/international marriage for the 4 yrs my husband and I have been together, a brilliant and well adjusted baby, I am pretty fluent in Spanish and studying Korean, have a college degree and teaching license, have travelled and lived in other countries, have some education awards in my field, and why yes I am enjoying my life. My husband is the most important person to me but as a woman, i wouldn’t say being married and having a baby are the greatest accomplishments in my life, altho important. I would say all the things I have done educationally to better my standard of living and opportunities in life. I guess marrying her husband was her way of improving her status in life, which is fine, that’s how some women do it, they marry up. I didn’t marry up, my husband and I are equals as far as money and education. Eh but appreciate the conversation! ^_^♥

        • Zappa Frank

          i think you want to see too many things in just a sentence she said. Moreover, she’s from another generation.

        • DavidisDawei

          Thanks Kate,

          I remember 26 very well – it goes fast – HaHa.

          I have very strong women in my family as well (& respect that quality in women) and appreciate all that you have accomplished.

          I agree with your sentiment (if I understand you correctly) that banking your happiness on a marriage alone is risky and that happiness comes from within.

          Happy Holidays,

  • Setesh

    After watching another video, I too wish to advertise:

    Looking for master assassin to train me in the art of assassinating.

    I am a fast learner
    morally corrupt
    a little sadistic, though at times wallow in guilt(its part of my complex charm)
    confident
    expert with hand to hand combat
    unique sense of humour
    maybe a little narcissistic
    sensitive and romantic
    polite and vengeful
    can easily blend in the middle of the night (all i need to do is shut my eyes and stay still)
    a little delusional
    and easily bored

    hm, now to wait for my master. I know you are here, lurking in CS. come out from that shadow!

    • Sheppoh

      Minus the fast learner, polite, and expert with hand to hand combat parts, then you’ve just described 95% of seppos.

      • mr.wiener

        He was looking for a master in assassination to train him, not character assassination.

      • Setesh

        seppos? never heard such term, and in the dictionary software it just says “An American (especially to non-American)”. I had to google it to find out that its an insult. Isnt that insult only applies in WW2 period? Must be, like wench, no one uses that anymore.

        • mr.wiener

          Rhyming slang “Septic tank-Yank”. It is rather dated now. Apparently this fellas head is still somewhere in the 1950’s.

  • PureEvilBlackMan

    I really don’t see what is so special about these “unions”. If it was a case of a human being in a relationship with a squirrel or a 2-legged horse then I can see the interest. The world has moved on and inter-racial couples are no longer a novelty, unless of course you haven’t travelled and live in a cave in outer-Monglia. A good example is here in Zambia where you find local guys(yes with big black sausages) banging Chinese chicks and vice-versa. The world is one big fuck-fest and people fuck who they like. That is human nature.

    • DavidisDawei

      One reason why the AIDs rate is so high in Africa?

      • PureEvilBlackMan

        Well SARS is kind of endemic in China – do u fuck chickens by any chance.

        • sheppoh

          I really don’t want to detract from the reply from DavidisDawei, but the world has moved on and Mongolia is no longer a novelty. The per capita GDP of Mongolia is almost three times that of Zambia’s per capita GDP.

          And I think many people, if they were permitted to, would quite happily live in the Mongolian Khoit Tsenkher Cave, Dayan-Deerhiin Cave, Khoit Tsenkher Cave, Taliin Cave, or Tsagaan Cave.

          • PureEvilBlackMan

            This echoes my point exactly. There are few novelties in the world today. Just pig-ignorant people that live in their own little worlds!

          • Sheppoh

            Your comments about ‘outer’ Mongolia echo your point exactly. So how long have you lived in the USA?

          • PureEvilBlackMan

            oh blast! my cover’s been blown :)

          • Sheppoh

            GG my pure seppo black man friend :-)
            I’m gonna bail to another thread. Have a good weekend!

          • SuperHappyCow

            “My name is Sheppoh. I love to suck off white men who hate me but are only nice to me so they can fuck my borderline attractive “exotic” women. I like to pretend my “race” is superior to others, excluding whites, but including blacks, even though they’re essentially the same. I love blonde women but may never be lucky enough to sniff one’s asshole.”

            Nice to meet you, Sheppoh.

          • PureEvilBlackMan

            Never been to USA. Not my kind of place.

        • sheppoh

          I guess the productivity (GDP) difference is because you and you countrymen are too busy banging.

          And no, that is not human nature. That is your nature, or commonly known as animal instinct. Most civilised humans pair for life.

          • PureEvilBlackMan

            Mongolia GDP stands at $8.56 Billion and Zambian GDP is at $19.21 billion. If you are going to parade some stats check your sources dip stick. Unless of course you are referring to GDP per capita, but you wouldn’t know that even if it bit you on the ass!

          • PureEvilBlackMan

            Yes humans pair for life ;like Bo Xilai; didn’t this guy like bang his way through most of Chongqing.I guess that is very civilized for a Chinese society.

          • Sheppoh

            Were you at his side documenting everyone he was intimate with, was your friend there, or do you have any evidence? Or are you just spewing out some of the poisonous, hateful stories that you may have seen in the ‘news’?

            I’m glad that you think he like banged his way through Chongqing. It would have been messy if he had hate banged his way through Chongqing

          • PureEvilBlackMan

            Hey who needs evidence when you have Xinhua. If it’s in Xinhua it’s true ;)

          • SuperHappyCow

            Casanova was a black man if i recall incorrectly.

          • Zappa Frank

            no, was italian

          • SuperHappyCow

            oh thats weird according to sheppoh its only black people that like to have sex

            weird how he was wrong about that, and probably wrong about everything ever. i didnt see that coming at all thanks zappa

          • Jahar

            he said “incorrectly”

      • SuperHappyCow

        Aids is rapidly spreading in asia, too, what with men constantly cheating on their wives, and not having the decency to tell them they caught HIV after fucking prostitutes in KTVs.

        Or was it their family honor that they were supposedly protecting?

        Nevermind. No one in Taiwan, China, Japan, or Korea has aids. just those dirty blacks, right? Lol.

        Give it time. You think white guys with HIV aren’t fucking naive Chinese girls bareback and spreading it like a jelly on a belt of halved bagels? L, o, l, o, l, o, l.

        • DavidisDawei

          HappyCow,

          That is Not what I wrote.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HIV_Epidem.png
          This is what I was referencing when I made that comment. Africa is being devastated by AIDs. According to this graph, 10-15% of Zambia’s Adult Population has AIDs.

          If what you wrote is correct, then yes, it is probably only a matter of time before AIDs reaches those people you describe.

          • SuperHappyCow

            “A good example is here in Zambia where you find local guys(yes with big
            black sausages) banging Chinese chicks and vice-versa. The world is one
            big fuck-fest and people fuck who they like. That is human nature.”

            How is his statement at all particular to Africa or Zabmie, if he was making a point about the entire world? Because to me, your response seems like an absolute necessity to mention something negative about Africa, because someone else did not.

            “Oh, yeah? People from everywhere wanna fuck everyone? Well, Africa has AIDs. Take that.”

            You cunty motherfucker. Shut up.

    • Gay Azn Boi

      Hmm. Who doesn’t like big sausages? Though I prefer mine white.

      • SuperHappyCow

        Mmmm. Not a thread goes by when Gay Azn Boi doesn’t mention his love for white twangers.

        • Gay Azn Boi

          Hey, PureEvilBlackMan brought it up!

          • PureEvilBlackMan

            Hey take responsibility; you love white cock!

        • John

          No shit. This gay Asian phaggot need to shut the hell up. We know he likes white men, blah blah and thinks the world of them.

          OK, we get it.Nobody cares. I’m pretty sure the white guys here is sick of hearing the crap from his mouth too. This kid needs to post less.

          • Jahar

            I find it amusing. And it makes it more acceptable for me to talk about my love for titties. Asian girls always have such nice little titties. Titties titties titties. It sounds funny if you say it over and over.

          • Flambart Photography

            Gay Azn, please post more. Diversity, tolerance, freedom of speech are so precious. Maybe this 50 Cent Army disguised as “John” should speak more too. show your hatred, put it out. China would be a much better place with more gay couples. This kid “John” needs to post less too? Every post you receive 50 cents from “North Korea”? Is it true? Gay Azn, please don’t mind if this “John” doesn’t have a mind, and is blinded in hate and ignorance.

    • lonetrey / Dan

      Really? Where I’m from… feels like everyone’s a nun. I don’t know, perhaps this town or my social circle is weird.

    • Zappa Frank

      ok we’re waiting a Zambia-China documentary about Zambians-Chinese relations..

      • PureEvilBlackMan

        Well this is not quite a documentary, but a window on to “Zambian-Chinese relations”. The Chinese guys here tend to be “bottom-feeders” – scraping the under-belly of society preying on young girls.

        http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/01/zambia-chinese-underage-sex-scandal-sparks-emotive-debate/

        My observation is that Chinese guys ain’t got the confidence to date outside their ethnic group. Perhaps it’s a tooling issue.

        • Zappa Frank

          well i think you’re right

        • Gay Azn Boi

          Uhmm….my bf is White :)

    • Jahar

      Chinese chicks with with big black sausages banging local guys?

      • PureEvilBlackMan

        Yes – are you jealous?wanna join in :)

        • Jahar

          im making a joke about vice versa being that the chicks have big black sausages. Thanks though, I already have too many chinese chicks.

  • How racist, why their is no couples with chinese men?

    • PureEvilBlackMan

      Well I wouldn’t call it racist. I am sure whoever made this piece is pushing some agenda. What I would say is that this is propaganda meant to advance the sponsors’ world view…

    • SuperHappyCow

      There was one.

    • Jahar

      um, how is that racist?

  • thetruth

    I guess we’ll never see anything other than white males with asian females. No, there aren’t any other types of interracial couples out there. c_c

    • Jahar

      i would be surprised if, in china, less that 90% percent of interracial couples were WMAF. So should it be surprising that 75% of the videos so far follow this trend?

  • NOLLY FLETCHER

    just one word…. boring

  • traysay22

    i remember seeing someone comment in another one of these posts that they’d like to see a dark/indian/black female dating a chinese man…i’m mixed native american/white/black dating a chinese guy…it’s not such a big deal for us…i guess we are super open minded?

    • SuperHappyCow

      I dated a really nice, smart and cute looking Taiwanese girl a few months ago, who was only so damn inexperienced with relationships. Actually, after we met in LA, and took a trip back to my homeworld, NY, I had asked her how many boyfriends she’d had at her age. She said 10, and I was like “oh cool.” I distinctly remember the amazed look on her face at my nonchalant response, because she was actually joking, and had never even kissed anyone. We had to break it off, because we’re both poor students on opposite sides of the planet. D:

      It was a good relationship while it lasted. Ups and downs. Lots of gallivanting. Hanging out with her in Taiwan was pretty damn fun. My least favorite part was obnoxious people giving her really weird looks and pretending I didn’t exist. The last part isn’t a problem, but behaving like someone did something wrong for dating someone else made me want to napalm lots of people. ; )

      • SuperHappyCow

        obligatory black hating down vote

  • James Feeney

    can we not just have a special section for these stories, this place is starting to look like a dating website…

  • hun

    what do you call half white half chinese people? Eurachink

    • mr.wiener

      citizen, tax-payer, person maybe?

    • Gay Azn Boi

      Eurasians are cute!

    • Jahar

      why not crackerese?

  • John

    God damn. Another one of those articles about IR. It’s so god damn overblown and played out, especially the Asian girl/White guy coupling.

    It’s all over in the US and Canada or pretty much wherever you go involving white ppl.

    It’s usually Asian girl + Insert race.

    What’s next? I’m still waiting to see Asian girl+Black guy / Asian girl+Indian guy / Asian girl+Extraterrestial male.

    • Jahar

      I read about a Japanese guy who married a video game character once.

  • such stupid shit . Stop the shit it kills the site.

  • mr.wiener

    Any thoughts on this?

    “The man who first alerted authorities to what would become the melamine-tainted milk scandal has been murdered. Jiang Weisuo, 44, was attacked by unidentified men in Xi’an city two weeks ago. On Friday, he passed away from his wounds.

    Authorities have said they have one suspect in custody, but have released no other information. Calls from NTD were diverted.
    [Someone from Yanta Branch of Xi’an Public Security Bureau]:

    “We can’t accept interviews, it’s impossible to disclose any specific information.”

    Jiang was an operator of a dairy company in Shaanxi province. In 2006 he reported that local dairy companies were putting dangerous chemicals in their milk products. He was ignored until 2008, when it came clear that at least six babies had died and 290,000 others suffered kidney damage from melamine-tainted milk powder.

    Unconfirmed reports from Chinese media claim that paid killers murdered Jiang. When the melamine milk scandal first broke there were rumors that he had a 500,000 yuan, or $80,275 USD, price on his head.

    The toxic milk scandal sent shockwaves throughout China. Many dairy companies were shut down. Even the state-owned Sanlu dairy company was found to be one of the 22 firms adding melamine.”

    • SuperHappyCow

      i’m more interested in sketchy white guys fucking fubar asian girls, thanks

    • Setesh

      VERY interesting news! Unethical company that doesnt mind poisoning children to a slow death over money, well, its a step down from their usual villainy to kill an adult male. The 500,000 yuan for bounty of the killer or the price you get for killing Mr Honorable? The triad probably get some percentages out of the total profit the milk company make.

    • Guang Xiang

      what was the news source? Last I heard, it was from a news source affiliated with Fa Lun Gong.

    • elizabeth

      There’s a high chance our thoughts on this matter are so similar there’s no need to share them.

  • aoko

    i like this series. it’s cute. :3

  • Archmage

    This shit again? Enough is enough already…

  • bluesummers

    So glad you’re paying attention to our feedback.

    Not.

    • Kai

      Guys, we understand that some of you guys don’t appreciate this series. However, please understand that you guys are literally less than 1% of our traffic, and even then, half of you guys are the same two or three people coming back with different names making different variations of the same complaint.

      Guys, seriously, get some perspective, especially those of you who are being incredibly rude about this. When cS was hit with a petition to have more moderation in our comments, many of you same people argued that those who don’t like a comment should simply ignore it and not read it instead of trying to silence that commenter. This is the same situation.

      We have a series of videos that we think are interesting and worth sharing because it is relevant to cS as a bridge-blog. You guys may not see the same interesting things others see in this series, both in the subject-matter itself and its very existence as a campaign by a government body, and that’s fine. But many of you (not all of you) are just being rude on purpose now.

      You guys number less than the people who complain about our content being too “negative”, or about how “taiwan” shouldn’t ever be covered on cS, or that we have an agenda against the Indians because cS translated some viral Chinese internet post that showed a lot of unflattering images about a part of India. Just because we don’t capitulate to this feedback doesn’t mean we don’t pay attention. It just means we don’t believe we should operate this website according to the whims of the vocal minority, especially when a majority of that vocal minority has a very questionable commenting history.

      I’ve tried to put this diplomatically to you guys in the past few posts. Fauna sure as hell would put it less diplomatically, but you guys know who you are and what you guys are doing. Follow your own advice for us. If you don’t like it, don’t read it. No one is tricking you into clicking into these posts. No one is forcing you guys to watch these videos. In fact, many of you aren’t. You’re clicking through purely just to post a flame.

      As the Oatmeal recently and wisely said, there is such a thing as “destructive feedback”. C’mon, guys, I don’t know what else I can say anymore.

      • gumiho

        I enjoy this series-I like seeing how other couples similar to myself live.

      • vincent

        ” chinaSMACK is a daily-updated collection of news and
        content from the Chinese-language internet. These latest stories,
        pictures, videos, and topics have become very popular, spreading across
        China’s major BBS forums, social networking websites, or through email
        forwards sent between normal Chinese people everyday. ”
        Correct me If I’m wrong but how does this series fit in? Why not just make a single article and put all the videos there? This site is posting more and more irrelevant stuff all the time. Sorry to have to say it but CS is lagging behind other sites, don’t take your readers for granted. Some of the traffic that is enjoyed by Chinasmack is due to users sharing or reposting the articles elsewhere, but if you guys keep up with a series like this I can only imagine people are not going to bother visiting the site much anymore.

        • Name

          They are getting paid. Basically, they sell their dignity and betray their own people for a few bucks

        • Kai

          My basic point is that there’s a good reason why we’re not going to change our content for the whims of a vocal minority. Would you agree with this? If you can, the rest of this is just arguing for the sake of arguing:

          Technically, this qualifies as “content from the Chinese-language internet” since it was promoted on Sina Weibo and Youku, but even so, I think cS has a demonstrated history of posting things that are exceptions to its general editorial mission, and exceptions don’t change our general editorial mission, which is what is written on our About page.

          chinaSMACK articles often feature translations from the original Chinese to English…

          Often, not always.

          The majority of chinaSMACK articles also feature translations of select comments made by Chinese netizens in response to the topics, pictures, or videos being discussed.

          Majority, not all.

          We didn’t put all the videos in a single article because we feel each video and couple deserves its own moment, just like the director filmed them separately. You disagree, and that’s fine, but you asked and that’s our reason.

          You feel the site is posting more and more stuff irrelevant to your interests. That’s fine. We’ll accept the consequences of that. We have to, just as posting the content you like has cost us readers of another sort.

          I actually agree with you that cS is lagging behind certain other sites in certain types of content that cS was perhaps known for. Nothing much for me to say but we’ll have to accept the consequences.

          I don’t think we’re taking our readers for granted. In fact, this is what I was trying to say above. You and people like you are not our only readers. You represent a subset of our readers. You don’t speak for all of our readers. When you know that, it’s kind of silly to make that accusation. It’s kind of silly to threaten us that people are not going to bother visiting cS anymore.

          Can you see this issue from our perspective and understand our reasoning? You don’t have to agree, but I hope you will at least acknowledge our feedback as we have acknowledged yours.

          • vincent

            I most definitely can see the issue from your perspective, but I think you might have taken my point of saying that people may refrain from visiting CS quite wrongly as a threat which it is not, I was just listing a possible consequence, I think the word is constructive criticism? English is not my mother tongue so you’ll have to excuse the gaffes.
            I’m sure you and the staff at CS have reasons for posting these videos and that’s totally fine as long as it doesn’t overshadow the primary purpose of the site i.e. a gateway for foreigners to read and comment on news about China.
            Anyways here’s to hoping that CS regains it’s former glory and doesn’t end up like Yahoo news.

      • bluesummers

        >If you don’t like it, don’t read it

        That’s just the same as saying “we don’t care, we’re not going to change anything”.

        But hey, you know, those iPhone 5 aren’t gonna pay themselves, eh?

        >However, please understand that you guys are literally less than 1% of
        our traffic, and even then, half of you guys are the same two or three
        people coming back with different names making different variations of
        the same complaint.

        I’d like you to substantiate this claim. I’d also like for you to prove that the aforementioned petition did not have dummy handles as well.

      • Germandude

        Kai, I guess the complaints are not about posting the series in general. The complaints are more towards the impression that this series is posted on the costs of other stories. That’s the same I mentioned below one of the last couples shown.

        I do think these stories are interesting but also feel that for the last 3-4 weeks, cS has only picked up few stories of interest.

        • Kai

          Yes, I understand that some of the complaints are indeed about that, but I think you know not all of them are.

          In fact, one thing I found ironic is the confluence of two general groups of people in this post hating on this video. These two groups who would normally be at odds with each other. One insists videos about these intercultural couples are boring because they don’t think the videos are trying to show them something they already know. The other thinks there’s a racist agenda behind cS posting these videos, that cS is trying to promote WM/AF relationships at the expense of AMs. Now both of them are hating on these videos together, but for very different reasons.

          Stories of “interest” is subjective. If it makes you feel better, I personally (not representing anyone else at cS) also feel the past month has been a little weak and maybe its because Fauna has been busier than usual lately so she hasn’t been contributing to the mix in the way only she knows how (Peter has been doing an admirable job trying to hold down the fort). Dunno what I can say about that, life happens and cS is only one part of our lives.

          But I also recognize that I’m not the average cS reader so maybe my opinion of what’s interesting doesn’t necessarily match the average or bulk of cS readers.

          The past week has seen 8 posts published. One is the Chinese Pop Songs post that just came out that I know some vocal commenters don’t care for. Two were the Euro-Chinese couples. To me, the other 5 posts are what I consider fairly typical cS fare in that they cover trending Chinese internet content, and 5 a week isn’t that far off from usual I think.

          Still, I understand if the latest content doesn’t appeal to you personally. I’m not trying to say you don’t feel what you feel. I’m just sharing our perspective and hoping people will be more reasonable about all of this.

          • Germandude

            Thanks for your reply. Really appreciate it.

  • Vancouverboy

    Show some diversity and not just white men with asian women! Show black people or white girls with asian people!

    • Zappa Frank

      did you read any of the commentS like your before?

  • KurodaKun

    Chinasmack, please stop it with these posts. What kind of message are you sending here? How come there are no Chinese netzen commentators? What about Chinese men? Are they that bad as to not be exposed? There are a surplus of them in China. Surely, a good majority are in Europe and deserve an interview too might as well…

  • the ace of books

    The cutest couple. IDGAF what haters say, Qi is adorable :)

  • keep-it-fresh

    these are so mind-numbingly boring. Please please please use resources on more interesting content- i.e. stories about China. Is it possible to vote on whether your readers have even the slightest interest in these. Have a feeling such a vote might be a landslide.

  • Ass

    who cares for them.. fuck off

  • Chinasmack

    Yap the Chinks are all dying to get out of their countries, that’s why they are all willing to suck white men’s weiners to get out of their country. Why does Chinasmack think this woman is any different from others who are doing, or trying to do the same?

  • Cleo

    I call Shenanigans on the lack of affordable and welcoming hairstylists in Europe. Ordinary German women have terrible hair because they obviously can’t find a salon they can trust. Qi has a nice face. She looks like a nice person.

  • Lila

    First video you see both man and woman speaking both language! Cool!

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