UK Tourism Ambassador Labelled "Foreign Male Scum" as a Warning to All Chinese Women

A UK man who has devoted his life towards learning Chinese language and culture has been repaid for his efforts by having his face used to represent the "foreign male scum" that young, impressionable Chinese women should be wary of.

An online publication called CollegeDaily.cn used a photo of a Briton named "Jackson" as part of their article titled "Female overseas students: Stay far away from these foreign male scum!" 

The photo, which shows Jackson performing on a stage wearing a Chinese soldier's uniform (shown above), is accompanied by the following text:

These foreign male scum ... will use a few words of poorly learnt Chinese to worm their way into your confidence ... By using these charming words, they will make you (female university students) relax your defenses.

The article warns Chinese women that foreign men are unscrupulous and are willing to do anything to win over a girl. One example provided by the article is an unnamed Frenchman who dumped his Chinese exchange student girlfriend after taking wedding photos with her.

College Daily also wrote that foreign men liked by Chinese women don't usually have any redeeming qualities, but instead rely on "their foreign faces as being their best quality."

As seen in the article, exchange students are warned against falling for sleezy bar pick-up lines such as “The sweet drink for the one and only sweetest you."

Jackson's photo is used alongside photos belonging to convicted felons like Isaac J. Campbell (seen above), who was sentenced to 11 years in jail for killing his Chinese exchange student girlfriend Lu Yiya in 2007.

Not pleased with being associated with criminals, Jackson has enlisted legal aid in China. Through the help of Chinese lawyer and friend Wu Jieshi, Jackson has asked the publishers of College Daily for three things: to delete the article within two days, a signed public apology, and RMB 1,000 in compensation.

After initial negotiations, CollegeDaily.cn was only willing to accede to the first point. Unfortunately for Jackson, the article can still be found scattered throughout the Chinese internet a week after its publication, which has already gone viral with 100,000 views.

Even worse, no one from CollegeDaily.cn is willing to speak to Jackson anymore. An editor named Peter and a PR representative named Tiffany, who have deferred the responsibility to each other, have disappeared in the week following the scandal. With no other option, Wu Jieshi is appealing to the public for help through a blog.

Even though the College Daily article ridicules foreigners for the heavy accents, other photos from the same event show that Jackson won a special award for his performance: The 2016 Ambassador of Chinese Tourism Promotions in the UK (below).

Jackson became fluent in Chinese by studying at a London university before participating in a "Chinese Bridge" cultural exchange program.

The Chinese trend of studying abroad is progressively involving more students at younger ages. However, recent events have caused some Chinese to harbor a sense of apprehension about the world beyond China's borders. 

Last week saw the beginning of a sensational murder trial of a UK man accused of brutally killing his Chinese girlfriend. Jordan Matthews, 23, is accused of killing 24-year-old university exchange student Bi Xixi, reportedly the daughter of a Yunrun CEO who came to study in the UK at the age of 15.

A German couple made international headlines last fall when they were arrested for the brutal rape and murder of 25-year-old Chinese exchange student Li Yangjie.

Causing a stir on the Chinese internet last year was the horrific slaying of 27-year-old Chinese exchange student Michelle Leng, found floating naked in open Australian waters suffering over 30 stab wounds. Leng's 27-year-old uncle Derek Barret was charged for her murder a week afterwards.

College Daily has written about "foreign scum" before, notably about international "pick-up artist" David Campbell who enraged the Chinese Internet with videos demonstrating his numerous conquests throughout Asia. 

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Comments

Several of these links have not been done properly and will not open. Is it possible to correct this?

Doubt wisely; in strange way / To stand inquiring right is not to stray; / To sleep, or run wrong, is. (Donne, Satire III)

I feel sorry for the poor dude but I hope that foreigners who participate in state-organized Mandarin competitions will refuse to dress the military uniform and play the revolutionary operas, unless you are really interested in them. These propaganda-driven, state-funded Chinese language programs that teach Chinese learners model operas composed during the Cultural Revolution are fucking crazy. 

The link to a copy of the article was working yesterday, signifying that Jackson has become successful in wiping the original article off the Chinese internet. A quick glance at a Baidu search seems to confirm this.

It's a thing.

Ah, don't blame good ol' Peter, there are many reasons to be frustrated and angry when you are not getting any of it while other men do, being a late virgin will do this to any man eventually. Educated Chinese women know better and don't listen to such nonsense.

Chinese women like having a foreigner because he's like a rather expensive handbag hanging off her arms. Asia always manages to attract all manner of loser white guys who couldn't make it back home and needed an ego boost. This is problematic when they're all coming from inherently anti-chinese societies and often they have no respect for the people or culture and come for the women. Educated chinese women that don't worship whiteness will know what's up.

These foreign men are bottom of the barrel losers. They are in China because they couldn't make it back home. They use their white skin to get English teaching jobs and bottom of the barrel naive Asian women. These Asian women see these foreigners as cute pets and a way to get material items, once they are done with them, they kick them to the curb. It's kind of like those dogs and cats in China. People maybe own them for a year or two and then they decide they don't want them. Those dogs and cats wind up in the streets. Those Asian women eventually don't want those LBH foreigners and they wind up broke and lonely after getting used by those Asian women.*lol*

I knew a guy in college who didn't get anywhere with women. A semester before he could have graduated, he left to teach ESL in China. We all knew he wasn't getting anywhere with women, so might as well try in a poorer off country. He ruined his career by leaving midway through college and I don't think he ever got a degree. Look, the reality is everyone knows that if a white guy goes to China, and has some kind of hourly job- he's a guy that basically flunked out of the sexual marketplace. That's the stigma American expats have in China and for this guy, it was 100% true. It's one thing to date a quality white guy who has a six-figures job and is going places in life. But to treat some scrub who was basically rejected by all the women in America as some kind of 'model' or 'arm-candy' - I mean, it's just hilarious. It's amazing there are that many delusional women in China, but hey, so long as there are- more American rejects will keep trying their luck, seeing if they can find a sucker.

It is amazing how so many Chinese use such derogatory language to describe foreigners yet so many are so sensitive to anything that hints at them being anything less than perfect. If the ladies that get duped are looking for someone to blame the first place they should look is in the mirror.

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