Beijing starts cleanup of three-have-nots foreign expats
Beijing’s Bureau of Public Security has announced a hundred-day crackdown on foreign nationals who have no valid visa, residence permit or work permit, which lasts from May 15 to the end of August. Beijing residents are encouraged to inform against any such three-have-nots foreigner. This special strike-hard campaign is believed to have much to do with the recent sexual assault on a Chinese woman committed by a British tourist.
The bureau explained that many criminal offenders of foreign nationalities are ‘lurking among foreign expat communities,’ many of whom belong to the category of three-have-nots. They have no source of income, no fixed, regular residence and no legal job; some of them even came to China to engage in nothing but criminal activities.
Beijing right now has an alien population of nearly 200,000. This crackdown, according to the bureau, will zero in on Sanlitun, Wudaokou and Wangjing, due to their high concentration of foreign students.
In an effort to fully deploy forces of the masses, the bureau called on its 20 million residents to tip the police off on foreign nationals who have illegally entered the country and been living and working illegally.
Selected comments from Weibo
Jeremy Goldkorn (South African, founder of Danwei.org): I am officially, seriously and sincerely a three-have laowai. Visa, residence permit, and work permit, I have them all. I am also a three-no laowai: I am no rapist, no fraud, and I steal no job from Chinese. Nevertheless, there are surely people who call me “foreign trash” or whatever.
行摄钟钟：F**k off from China, foreign trash!
毛头佬: Should have made this move long ago! Not all foreigners are Bethune (Canadian physician lauded by Chinese government for his friendliness and medical assistance to Chinese communists during the Sino-Japanese war)! //@AC空气稀薄 : Damn, so they didn’t start the clean-up until now! That bastard British rapist must be one of those.
王勃520：This must be a power display to other countries! (Don’t think that China is easy to bully. Will drive out your people first.)
丰丰疯了：Honestly, this campaign-style law enforcement of China is not going to solve the root problem.
刘仰: In the future, there will just be more and more foreign losers, who fare poorly in their countries and want to come to China to muddle along for food, drink and women. Because some Chinese are cheap and turn China into a paradise for foreign losers. Of course, another possibility cannot be ruled out, which is, some foreign losers are not really losers; they just act like one to disguiser their real identity and are up to something. So, a clean-up is necessary.
B00L：There are just too many illegal laowai in Guangzhou. These laowai thought Chinese people are easy to bully and love to entertain. They often do disgusting things. Chinese people are actually very angry. But because they are led by a certain party, they cannot give them a good lesson and can only instead be angry.
英语社交JosieChen: I absolutely support this! It is really time for a clean-up. Some foreign losers can easily make more than ten thousand yuan a month by taking a random English teaching job in China, and then fool around in China with his foreign face. China is not an ad hoc garbage dump for this type of white trash!
痞痞兔：Should also clean up those “foreign nationals’ fathers” (alluding to Chinese cadres whose children are naturalized foreign citizens) who engage in illegal activities in China. Many of those three-have foreign nationals’ fathers have a source of income (large-sum gray income), have fixed and regular abode (several houses), have a formal job (civil servants); some even stay in China for nothing but committing a crime (embezzling public funds and taking bribes).
TOP-戰鬥開始：Clean up those Philippine scumbags! Trash!
桜田君：Guangzhou, capital city of the Third World, paradise for black people. Dear party, when are you gonna take action against it?
ERIC的毛豆：Those who need to be cleaned up the most are Chinese who hold foreign citizenships. Start from celebrities. They are not Chinese at all!
戴小蛮：Start from Russian men nearby Ritan International Hotel first! 先清理日坛国际酒店附近的俄罗斯男人！
都市牛仔-斯科特：Please give priority to the cleanup of illegal workers from the Philippines. Thank you!
張旭東0403：When are they gonna start cleanup of non-locals?