Beijing Police Retrieve Jamaica Coach’s Lost Phone

Beijing Police Retrieve Jamaica Coach’s Lost Phone
Beijing police have retrieved the lost phone of a Jamaica track and field coach who was in the city as part of the World Athletics Championships. The trainer was traveling by taxi from the North Star InterContinental Hotel to the Aden Hotel at 11:35pm on August 30, but left his phone in the vehicle during the seven-minute journey. Police received a report of the missing device around 2am the following day, and after much difficulty were finally able to retrieve the phone 13 hours later. Many netizens expressed their praise of the police.


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  • shit!
    Chinese stay in other countries, local gov or people do not even care.
    should not give foreigners priority at all!

    • David

      You are wrong. Most countries treat Chinese people the same as they treat their own citizens. Which is much better than Chinese police treat Chinese people in China.

      • KamikaziPilot

        Maybe the foreign governments treat Chinese more or less the same as their own citizens but I think Chinese in some foreign countries aren’t treated near as well by the citizens there than certain foreign citizens are treated in China.

        • Bman

          After living west cost Canada for 10 years, I mostly noted that Asians and Caucasians lived together very peacefully. There were no conflicts, inferiority complexes or racism. I delighted in the differences.

          It was only after I moved to China in 2004 that I actually defined Chinese people more. I learned that in China, its Chinese who really damage each other. Lack of trust, respect for where everyone eats and sleeps, corruption and scams everywhere. And if you ask for help, the authorities may just scam you too, and the inner mistrust grows and grows.

          It seems to be foreigners are treated differently because of what they possess; be it cash, religion, morals, creativity or blue eyes. Chinese are curious as I am about the differences and will give some respect on the way there.

          • what u do in guangzhou ?
            do you wanna do sth else?

          • Bman

            Sure, I’ve been teaching for years, mostly kids.
            While I did prefer my job in Canada (mostly because it was challenging and more respected, if one worries about such things), I’m quite happy doing what I’m doing now. The students are great, and so is the pay and the hours I work.
            Why did you give up working? You’re obviously intelligent and multilingual. Go out and do something you love; you’ll find it feels less like work and more like enjoyment.

          • coz after worked in sh several yrs, i am tired. so i get back home, my hometown is a small county. the salary is so low.
            after 30 is hard for female without high degree to find nice job.

          • KamikaziPilot

            I believe you about your experience in Canada but I can assure you that’s hardly the rule for overseas Chinese in the US. I’ll just speak for America, the way Chinese, and asians in general, are treated and viewed here is totally different than the way non-asians, especially whites, are treated and viewed in China. The mentality is totally different. You are right in that Chinese are their own worst enemy, not whites, not blacks, not even Japanese.

            I know I’ve repeated myself many times about this subject but a large portion of Chinese have a severe inferiority complex towards anyone with white skin and as a result take out their insecurities on non-white foreigners, especially other Asians (just look at a certain poster here). I’ve never received respect based on being different, only animosity, but then again I don’t expect it because I’m asian just like Chinese are and Chinese generally treat other Chinese and other asians like shit. Even blacks are probably treated better. Keep in mind there are many, maybe even a majority of Chinese that will treat people more or less equally regardless of race but I’m talking of those that do differentiate. I’d really hate to be a Chinese person living in China.

          • Bman

            What exactly is the situation in the US? How do people act on their racism? What things do you see? I’m curious to know.

            Racism, to me, is a real show of character.

            To recognize the racist tendencies we all have, and then take the time to analyze every aspect of who we are; our fears, ambitions, paradigms; to take all that information that we learn about ourselves and dispel those tendencies inside us over time; that’s the mark of a real man. An intelligent man. But I guess there are dumb asses lurking everywhere, in Canada too I’m sure. People who just didn’t grow up yet, and are still slaves to their jealousies and fears.

            But hatred also brings unity, and that is the Chinese condition. The American one too I guess. Create enemies and fear to inspire unquestioning loyalty to those who ‘protect’ (profit from) you.

            So maybe I am treated well in China; but it’s still a scary well. I often wonder how fast it can turn if fear is every directed more my way. I’ve seen snippets of it; one white guy does something moronic and people are calling for visa restrictions and retribution of everyone that color. And it’s hard to tell who is admiring and who is hating.

            That doesn’t mean I have it worse, it just means that hate is arbitrary, and its most often placed on people who don’t deserve it. And if that happens to you, I’m guessing your smart enough to know it’s a fault of the hater, not a fault of yours. Just as it probably is with Dingle Bear and a billion others.

          • KamikaziPilot

            I can’t tell you the exact situation in the US because the US is very diverse. There are places where Asian make up the majority of the population to places where they are nonexistent. A lot of things come into play, how established the Asian population is, the economics of the area, immigrants or native born Asians, overall diversity of the area.

            Me personally, most of what I’ve seen has been on the subtle side, people making fun of the way Asians talk, racist name calling, excluding them from groups in school and work, telling them they can’t board a tram because it’s only for disabled people though none on board was disabled.

            Also Asian women are often targets for sexual harassment based on their race. Asians have been physically attacked, and I’m not talking about going out to a bar and getting into a bar fight. Media stereotypes. Asians in school have a much higher rate of self-reported bullying than other races, though I didn’t see the race of the bullies. Asians also have high rates of depression and self-esteem issues in school. Self hatred issues.

            I agree with the rest of your post and your thinking. Yes even preferential treatment based solely on skin color can be concerning, as that same way of thinking can come back to bite you if someone of your color does something terrible. What I hate about certain Chinese is that they judge so much on skin color. Unfortunately DD’s opinions aren’t really rare in China. I think racism will always exist, like you said it’s good to recognize our own racism and try to figure out ways to combat it, though I admit if you’re conditioned to think a certain way from birth, it can be hard to adjust your thinking.

          • Alex Dương

            telling them they can’t board a tram because it’s only for disabled people though none on board was disabled.

            Damn, was that in the Bay Area?

          • KamikaziPilot

            Damn, Alex, you’re scary psychic. Now tell me exactly where it was, haha. Actually happened last year when I visited Alcatraz. There’s a tram to take people who supposedly have a hard time walking from the top of the hill to the loading dock. I normally can walk myself but my knee was hurting so I decided to take the tram down. Nobody else on that tram seemingly had any trouble walking, some looked younger than me. Plenty of space when a few foreign tourists want to board, they’re denied by this white lady who says it’s only for the disabled. They can’t speak English well so they don’t question her. Other non-disabled people board to fill up the tram without questioning. I would have said something but they were kind of far away and I was hurting so no mood for theatrics. Good thing she didn’t say anything to me or else I probably would have gave her a piece of my mind.

          • Alex Dương

            Ugh. Nice dose of “hospitality.”

            @BMan_Eh:disqus , I echo much of what KamikaziPilot said. It is primarily subtle, but it adds up. Last week, Vox ran a piece on this issue. They referred to a psychology study which showed that even U.S.-born Asian Americans rate themselves as less American than white, black, and Hispanic Americans.

            Now, to be clear, I believe in personal responsibility. Those Asian Americans who thought that way need to think long and hard about why they think themselves as less American than others. Frankly, as an Asian American myself, I think it’s very sad that so many apparently thought that way.

        • David

          Well, most foreign citizens (I.E. white westerners) are put on a pedestal in China by the Chinese people (not government). I don’t think that is needed as long as you treat them fairly. On the flip side those who do not like westerners go out of their way to be extra ignorant to them in China (small percentage). Also, as far as the Chinese GOVERNMENT is concerned I have never gotten special treatment. They treat us as bad as they treat their own citizens.

          • KamikaziPilot

            Yeah that’s what I was arguing. I’d never argue the Chinese government treats foreigners better but it’s citizens do for the most part. Well white foreigners at least, blacks not sure but others asians I feel they treat worse or equal to native Chinese at most, which is like shit. Anyways I do think the average foreigner doesn’t have much interaction with the government in day to day life so treatment by the Chinese people has a far great impact on their lives than treatment by the government.

          • David

            Yea, I teach at a Korean International School here and I cold tell many stories about how average citizens treat Koreans (but not as bad as Japanese).

    • KamikaziPilot

      Well you are right about that. Chinese are often bullied in foreign countries while in China foreigners often get preferential treatment. Too bad Chinese are so ashamed to be chinese.

      • donscarletti

        Preferential treatment? I had a landlord directly tell

        • KamikaziPilot

          I never said or implied that there wasn’t discrimination against foreigners. But to say there is no preferential treatment towards foreigners (mainly whites) is something I will never believe. I don’t doubt your experiences but I think you’re only seeing what you want to see. My main point is that the preferential treatment far outweighs the discrimination people like you face, though of course that can be argued by each person individually. What can’t be argued is that there is preferential treatment given to foreigners, that’s indisputable.

          Let me ask you this: if you could chose to change your body to that of a Chinese person, all other things being equal (occupation, salary, height, age, etc.) what would you chose? Do you think you’d enjoy your life in China more if you looked Chinese? You think you’d be treated better in general than what you are now?

          • donscarletti

            Definitely, having strangers stare at one in the street is pretty intimidating. I already change my hair and clothing to look Chinese, only my eyes give me away. My parents can’t stand visiting me in China at all for the staring and the photo requests, even in BJ!

            Also, many girls won’t like others to see they are with a non-Chinese and feel a lot of stigma about being seen as “one of those girls who dates foreigners”. Some like it, but it is a small minority, so in general it’s no hand-holding or hugging unless nobody can see.

            If one is an English teacher, then sure, looking Asian is going to cut down demand for your services, however being an English teacher is quite a unique situation.

          • KamikaziPilot

            Okay fair enough. I won’t argue with your feelings of being a foreigner in China and believe you to be truthful in those feelings. I know there are those that feel differently but I’m sure some feel the same as you. I guess you are pretty serious when you changed your hair and clothing to fit in more.

  • Karze

    Chinese rob its own citizen home by demolish squad and violent treatment of imprisonment. Returning a Cell phone of foreigner is just another ploy to fool the world. As recent as a week back 150 Chinese Police mobbed a single house to arrest and demolish building of Tibetan living in Sangchu County, Kanlho Tibet Autonomous Prefecture.

  • Percival

    This is news? ._____.

    • Bman

      Isn’t there a ban on (most) bad news? Seriously, there is.

      So we get a PR (stunt) opportunity about how phones can be found, which carries a deeper, more propagandish(sp?) propagandled, …propagandized, u know, message about competence levels, anti-racism and international harmony.

      Therefore, this is mostly noteworthy because it does pass as news, and it’s so blatantly obvious, yet nobody even cares that they are seen to be so freaking gullible. And if they did care, nobody would listen.

  • DC

    I’m sure the local Police Chief would have extended the same diligence to the local fruit seller

  • Andy Mc Crab

    I wonder what ridiculous racist thoughts the police officer in the picture was having at this moment.

  • ram

    i gave photo ,phone no, name ,qq ,wechat id ,to police ,they even talked to the boy who sold fake iphone for me … but police did nothing …the boy is still studying in yangzhou university ……. beijing police are really great

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