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Chinese internet users are mocking - and eating - #WhitePeopleFood

By Lyric Li

21 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. Mocking "White people food" is all the rage on China's heavily-censored internet, reports the Post. Eating foods like unseasoned chicken or poached eggs is to "learn what it feels like to be dead," said one Weibo user.

When Cai Fei visited her then-boyfriend at his home in the Netherlands in 2016, she was appalled to find that breakfast and lunch consisted primarily of whole-wheat bread.

"Isn't that a human rights violation? Two cold meals a day was just too much for my Chinese stomach," said Cai, a Beijing-born data analyst who now lives near Amsterdam. The 35-year-old recalled how stunned her partner was the next day, when she whipped up a two-course lunch of thinly sliced flank steak with red and green bell peppers in a savory sauce, as well as scrambled eggs and tomato stir fry.

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