Funny or Racist, or Racist and Funny: Chinese Sign Helps us to Understand what we look like

 | Wed 22 Jan 2014 15:35 ICT

CityNews – A Chinese sign that was posted by blogger Shanghaiist recently has been making the rounds of social media.

The sign, which in no uncertain terms tells foreigners they are not permitted into a police dorm, illustrates just who falls into the ‘foreigner’ category. 

If a genteel Englishman in a trilby and a Red Indian tried to get into the police dorm at the same time it might be used as the basis for a joke. We might wonder if anyone in China believes such a thing might happen.