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Chinese student calls out Joe Biden for insulting China at graduation ceremony
Shangaiist ^ | 05/23/2013 | Huizhong Wu

Posted on 05/24/2013 8:57:49 PM PDT by TexGrill

A group of Chinese students are upset with American vice president Joe Biden, a man known for his verbal blunders, over remarks at the University of Pennsylvania's commencement ceremony on May 13.

The students have since drafted a petition and sent it to Penn president Amy Gutmann's office on May 22, asking for their letter to be delivered to the vice president.

"We have collected over 300 signatures in the past few days even without mass publicity," Zhang Tianpu, who just graduated from Penn and wrote a viral post on Renren about the issue, told us in an email. "The number is still growing as we talk."

Zhang said the University has yet to respond to his petition.

Penn said in a statement on Wednesday, "The University of Pennsylvania does not review or approve the remarks delivered by speakers at its annual Commencement ceremony. Vice President Biden's comments are entirely his own and should not be construed to reflect the views or policies of the University of Pennsylvania."

Zhang's post on Renren, which went up on May 14, has now received over 44,000 views and 700 comments

(Excerpt) Read more at shanghaiist.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: bidenchina; gaffeman
I was told about this story last night. The Chinese say that they're going nuts about Biden. Good news, he's turning the Chinese into Republicans.
1 posted on 05/24/2013 8:57:50 PM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

Biden is 0bama’s way of mocking old white guys. That’s why he chose him as VP.


2 posted on 05/24/2013 9:07:04 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: TexGrill

Seeing liberals berated because they’re not PC always amuses me.


3 posted on 05/24/2013 9:09:26 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: TexGrill

The Chinese love Slow Joe so much, they gave him honorary names:
Wai So Dim and Dum Gai. And Tai Ni Po Ni.


5 posted on 05/24/2013 9:21:17 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

Why didn’t they just give him a bag of wet noodles.


6 posted on 05/24/2013 9:22:39 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: TexGrill

My Chinese is not very good, but — if I were Biden — I would reply in this wise to the petition:

“Go Fr*ck yourseff, please.”


7 posted on 05/24/2013 9:23:36 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I agree with you. Joe sticks his foot in his mouth often enough, but getting offended for him saying the word, nation ... puleeeze !!!
8 posted on 05/24/2013 9:27:36 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I will put this in the “who gives a rat’s A$$” file.


9 posted on 05/24/2013 9:34:58 PM PDT by ping jockey (IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME YOU GREASY,HAIRY ARMPIT,HIPPIE.)
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To: TexGrill
Zhang said that he does not necessarily disagree with the Vice President's overall message, only its delivery. Well..what's the problem..the students who are complaining wanted Mr. Biden to a bit more politically correct I assume. Why complain if they agree with Biden. What will they do when they are in the real world.
10 posted on 05/24/2013 9:35:33 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Being offended has become an international commodity.
11 posted on 05/24/2013 9:40:24 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: man_in_tx

When not just tell them to ‘get a job’ to repay those student loans - with a LOL! Love, Joe.


12 posted on 05/24/2013 9:41:00 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Christie at the beach
What will they do when they are in the real world.

Overtake it with their 200 million army?

13 posted on 05/24/2013 9:45:26 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: tumblindice

“The Chinese love Slow Joe so much, they gave him honorary names:”

Yeah, With Obama, its Sum Yung Gai!


14 posted on 05/24/2013 9:53:32 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: man_in_tx

““Go Fr*ck yourseff, please.””

The proper Chinese word is “fl*ck”

The Japanese are good for a laugh or two as well. I had a Japanese business contact ask me this question in a meeting the day after Bill Clinton won the first time. He said: “ preeze to tell us about President Crinton’s erection.”


15 posted on 05/24/2013 10:00:05 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: TexGrill
Any more face lifts, and Joe will look Chinese..
16 posted on 05/24/2013 10:03:23 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: man_in_tx

The joke is on the USA. Biden is one of the most important people in the country.


17 posted on 05/24/2013 10:05:17 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: TexGrill

Zhang graduated from U. Penn and he learned to be PC and failed in English.

Chinese is NOT a race, just like American is not a race. Remember Beijing Olympics? It says there are 52 races in China.

Zhang was educated by the Red China so what can you expect?


18 posted on 05/24/2013 10:06:01 PM PDT by color_tear
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To: TexGrill
Zhang said, "in English "nation" indicates 'race, ethnicity', which is different from 'country, state'

Zhang needs a new English dictionary.

19 posted on 05/24/2013 10:10:02 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: staytrue

Biden is Obama’s life insurance policy....


20 posted on 05/24/2013 10:11:07 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: TexGrill

I don’t get this. I read the article. I won’t defend Biden, but these “students” are wrong headed. They’re upset about the use of the word “nation.” And they’re upset about remarks about freedom. Screw ‘em.


21 posted on 05/24/2013 10:34:23 PM PDT by elhombrelibre
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To: TexGrill

I was there. What my Asian acquaintances thought was lame was Biden painting Chinese students as a ‘yellow peril’ to the American class of 2013. Pretty dumb considering the high numbers of East Asians graduating that day and the high caliber of diplomates, in general. Penn, founded by Benjamin Franklin, is a rigorous, pre-professional university—Biden could never have graduated from there.


22 posted on 05/24/2013 10:52:12 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: TexGrill

“You cannot think different in a nation where you cannot breathe free. You cannot think different in a nation where you aren’t able to challenge orthodoxy, because change only comes from challenging orthodoxy.”

..I’m appalled at his grammar more than anything. “Different” should be differently. “free” should be freely.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 11:14:39 PM PDT by albie (s)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Biden is 0bama’s way of mocking old white guys. That’s why he chose him as VP.


No he chose Biden to discourage assassination..


24 posted on 05/24/2013 11:30:32 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: TexGrill

“and wrote a viral post on RENREN about the issue”

LOL.


25 posted on 05/25/2013 4:56:15 AM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks TexGrill.


26 posted on 05/25/2013 5:06:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Chinese are using a hidden message. They don’t want to be seen defending the CCP since they would anticipate major backlash in response, so they utilize the PC strategy to claim that Biden is racist. The word nation is meaningless to them, but when you claim the word has a different meaning then you can say its racist without defending the CCP.


27 posted on 05/25/2013 5:42:23 AM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: vette6387

Thank you for the grammatical correction: As I said, my Chinese is not very good.

Good anecdote about Clinton, and his... ahem.


28 posted on 05/25/2013 9:30:35 AM PDT by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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