Pretty Foreign Girl in Beijing: ‘Please Give Me A Hug’

Found on KDS, Mop, and Tianya:

Pretty foreigner girl in Beijing holds sign: Please give me a hug

Young foreign girl requests hug in Beijing Wangfujin, avoided by most passing by

2008, August 8th, Beijing Wangfujin new Dong’an market entrance, a foreign female tourist held up a sign that read “Please give me a hug,” attracting the attention of passing tourists. Uncertain and unsure, most people avoided her.

There were thousands of responses. Here are some from Tianya Forum:

Red-blooded men of China, charge! Give this little girl a hug!!

Her writing is really ugly, not as pretty as my writing!

Everyone, get out of my way, let me~~~

Brothers, if we do not charge now, when will we charge!!!!!!!!! Bring forth some Chinese male spirit!!!

Had I known earlier, I would have taken a taxi there…

Foreign sex-workers have started to attack. Beijing university schoolgirls, Communist Party, and Chinese citizens, your greatest challenge has arrived.

It is probably a friendly gesture.
We should express our welcome to our foreign friends during the hug.

Where are the Beijing guys? Beijing guys, come out.
The time to be a real man has come.

Strange, some Chinese guys often say foreign girls are good. This is such a good opportunity, how come no guys are going up?

Beijing men are big talkers, the country’s number one perverts. But when it is time for real action, they get scared! Haha! Look, one little, foreign girl challenges the Beijing men and not a single Beijing guy dares to go up!!!

I heard that there is a type of disease transmitted by body fluids. Foreigners will hug you then spit on you and you are fucked.

Motherfucker, how come I never encounter these things? With that well-developed chest, knowing me, I would definitely tightly press myself to her!

If I encountered this, I would definitely go give her a friendly hug. What is there to hide from?
This is a very friendly request, so why not? Is this not the reason we are holding the Olympics?

Let the leader hug first! Let the leader hug first! Let the leader hug first!

Hug! Beijing people are too stingy!

Guys are embarrassed to hug.
But what about Chinese girls?
Go give her a hug!

This is Mexico’s beautiful female presenter.

You motherfucking Fan Pao Pao jokes, is this foreign woman more frightening than a 8.0 earthquake? Even with the wife beside me, I would still dare to go give that woman a hug. She is a guest, should not we be more friendly as hosts?


Right now is a sensitive time, I reckon they do not dare to carelessly go up.

Why not hug? Hugging was popular recently, right? Where have you motherfuckers run off to?
Others ask you for a hug to bring us closer together, a friendly gesture~but all of us look at her like we are looking at a monster~
Two words: Embarrassing China!

I will fuck! I want to charge~~~~~I want to hug!!!!!!
Are Beijing men all impotent??????????

Absolutely do not go up and hug her. The moment a Chinese man goes up to hug her, she will immediately throw aside her poster and her partner will take a picture so they can manufacture a fake news story: “Chinese man inappropriately molests foreign female model on street”…

Such a youthful body, I really want to go give her a hug, for at least ten minutes before I let go…

Everyone out of my way. Let me go first.

“FREE HUG” is very popular outside the country.

A video:

Hong Kong too

ps. Try not to wear perverted glasses when watching this kind of activity.

This is a good opportunity to observe Chinese civilization. A very good instance.

Who knows if she has AIDS or not?

Come, I will hug. I do not care if you have body odor nor am I afraid of your skin being rough. Too bad I am not in Beijing.

Hug her, use big penis to poke her lower abdomen!

Chinese and foreigners,
East and West values are different, thinking is different!
Something that is no big deal in the West…
…becomes dreadful in Chinese eyes.

Some of these replies are really weak! Obviously you guys have not been to Beijing before!
80% of the people sauntering on Beijing’s streets are all “wai di ren!” The whole world knows this!

Hug from the front or hug from the back?
—-I have thought all day but I still have not figured it out!

Best would be to hug from the front and hug from the back several times!!!!

In Hong Kong, I saw a guy holding up a “Free Hugs” poster, and a lot of people went up to give him a hug.

They were Chinese people too. The difference between being open and closed is very big.

I will hug, then weakly ask: Did you get a temporary residence document yet?

Such a pretty girl wants you to hug her and you don’t hug her, Beijing men really have no balls.

It is not that they do not want to hug, it is because they are all running to go buy condoms!

Numb Chinese people…

There is nothing I can say…

Cultural difference~~~~~~~~~~

Too bad I was not present.
But…that is probably a good thing.
What If I got excited and she resisted?
I would have been beaten to death by the Beijing police.

This girl is so pretty.
Too bad I am a 170cm little fatty, with an inferiority complex, afraid to embrace her.

How come this never happens in Guangzhou?!

How come this never happens in Chengdu?!

Shit, why did you not tell me earlier?
No one goes? I will go.
I also want to use authentic London accent to say to her: 玩儿卡姆吐北京 [“wan er ka mu tu bei jing”].

Please give me a hug.
Other side: One hug 10,000 RMB.

More information about the Free Hugs Campaign.

An article about the Free Hugs in China from ChinaDaily.

Some videos :

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  • krdr

    This is Olympic spirit. It is all about spreading love and good will. I support free hug movement as it is reaction on widespread of selfishness.

  • This would be a great movement to start!

  • Veer Left

    Jeez, I’d give here a hug! Give her a hug guys!!!!! Damn…she is fine BTW.

    • Fike2308

      Seriously, I would totally HUG her!!!

    • Pippi

      WAIT A MINUTE– People can actually express love, warmth and affection in public????? Chinese people are only used to yelling, being anger, spitting and pushing each other in public- WOW evolution is finally happening in Chinese public life- what is next kissing in public- oh my god! oh my god! corrupt western values to express love in public shame shame shame…

  • Agree with krdr. :)

  • The original movement (which you posted a video of) was “FREE HUGS.” She’s turned it into “HUGS WANTED.”

    It doesn’t look like a foreigner’s handwriting. The original meaning must have gotten altered in translation.

    • Fike2308

      Hey, it’s the dude from Chinesepod, cool!

  • Yes, she should probably have written: 免费拥抱, mian fei yong bao, “free hugs.”

  • I wonder if its a guy??

  • She is a Mexican singer.


    and her web is

  • Yuridia Gaxiola

    She’s the biggest slut in Mexico!!!!!….Don’t give her hugs…give her slaps, kicks, etc!…

    I’m more beautiful!!!!…

    Cynthia YOU Suck!

  • Veer Left, I think everyone who can read her Haibao shall feel free to give her a hug – not only Chinese people.
    Just take a taxi there and go ahead.

  • Yuridia Gaxiola

    How come they only hugg her and not me?? Thats not fair!! Fat and ugly people have feelings too, i neeeed a hugg!! Not even my son wants to hugg me =(

    • Landon

      Yuridia, si en verdad eres tu la famosa cantante, Yo te daria mil abrazos desde Idaho. Por favor no digas que estas gorda, ni fea bien sabes que es mentira. :) Saludos, tu amigo Landon Rasmussen

  • She is a mexican singer and now is a host in a special program named Luna Beijing, Beijing Moon.

    Her website is

  • That’s the spirit!! love cynthia!!!

  • Spelunker

    As a foreigner, I would have read her sign aloud in Chinese and then give her a very tight squeeze. Maybe nationalistic young Chinese men are afraid of giving foreign beauties free hugs, but would have been more receptive if she charged 50 cents instead.

  • leslie

    It’s extraordinary to see how much misogyny and sexual repression is unleashed by a stunt like this. She is asking for hugs. Not to be molested, or ‘poked’ or anything else. A fairly misguided act in Beijing by the look of it, but on the whole an innocent one. Why has it sparked such meanness, such ugliness, and such vile commentary? I’m sure if any Westerner made comments about Chinese women (or men) that were as racist as the suggestion by one person that (by virtue of being foreign) she’d have body odour and rough skin, every reflexive nationalist in China would be up in arms. Show respect for other people as human beings and you could be amazed – what goes around tends to come around.

    • Fike2308

      Lots and lots of sexual repression here in China…if Freud were alive today I’d love for him to analyze some people here…

    • Will

      “Leslie” ; I concur wholeheartedly. As an american I can and do admire beautiful asian women… and china has some of the finest by the way. In the elevator trade I have worked with some south korean fellows and they truly had a lust for round eye strip club girls. Now nothing to do with one being more beautiful than the other… they simply found it exotic and entertaining to enjoy beautiful women of a different race. And what’s wrong with that I say ?….. nothing of course !.
      I’d venture more chinese women speak two languages than most any other country you could name… and that’s sexy !.

  • Bob

    This is the reason why expat women don’t want to date Chinese men.

  • Wen Jia Bao

    They’re only making sexual because they’re so upset and jealous that foreigners come into China and stretch their women beyond repair with their huge, throbbing, white or black units.

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  • samsonsimpson

    shes not really that pretty… considering since ive been here 9 out of 10 girls i see are waaaay hotter than her.

    but honestly. why not hug her? i would.
    and the free hug thing isnt that small here… the other day in wudaokou i seen a guy in a cow costume and a girl in a pig costume advertising free hugs, written in english strangely enough… and i seen soooo many ppl running up giving hugs and taking pictures…

    • k

      not pretty? That girl is prettier than any chinese girl standing around by 1000000 times. White girls/Latina girls are WAYYYYY prettier than peanut brown chinese girls that are the most common woman in the world, a dime dozen for them……i mean I guess if you’re into the asian look, they’re prettier, but many men don’t like their look, and men who like women with developed breasts and butts generally don’t prefer asian girls first, because so many look like they never hit that part of puberty.

  • Umm

    What if shes one of those people who want to give “Free Hugs”?

  • Aussieandy

    i wonder what would happen if i held a sign up in the streets saying “i want a girlfriend”..obviously im a foriegner…i think it’d be hilarious

    • Honibaz

      They’ll all go for you, because stereotypically white men are seen as the richest group.

  • Sara

    What are you talking about theres nothing developed about it, its flat!

  • Steve

    A hug .. always
    may be get laid ….

  • LizardKings

    she looks hug-able

  • keius

    Chinese peeps in general are not touchy feely, not even with their own family members…i can’t remember the last time i hugged my mom or dad. Hug my wife and son all the time though. Generational differences.

  • Charles

    Come on.. A hug is a hug… it is a sign of affection- it is not having sex in public!!!! Get real hugs help you feel like a true human being- there is nothing worng with a hug even from strangers!!! You can express more than anger and outrage in public so try it try it express love and affection!!!! -A western who lived in southwest China for 18 months.

  • SobuLine

    Friends, if this were in NYC there would have been a line of 10,000 men. They would have had to call in the police force to disperse the men. What more could you Chinese men want? You were offered big boobs with open arms and “no” was the answer? Wow.

  • macho

    these are the people who will eventually erode the Asia’s culture.get far away from their practices.

    • Lewis

      only about 3 years late on the upswing there, eh buddy?

  • Justin

    Maybe it’s just me and I live in southern California, but I see stuff like this at the San Diego Comic Con all the time – every year. There is absolutely nothing wrong with hugging people who have these signs. Actually, come to think of it, my girlfriend did that once in Finland for fun.

    Anyway, there is nothing sexual about this. It’s purely a friendly gesture. It may seem that this is sexual because that girl is hot, but I can assure you she just wants a hug, nothing more.

  • jaffa

    if i was there i would have hugged her and went straight inside her

  • r2ks

    the comments are so typical lol

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