‘Motherland’ post draws criticism

OUYANG NANA: A commenter on PTT said that despite being ethnically Chinese, they were Malaysian first, as where they were born and grew up is more important

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 25, 2019
By: Yang Hsin-han, Shih Hsiao-kuang and William Hetherington  /  Staff reporters, with staff writer

Musician and actress Ouyang Nana (歐陽娜娜) yesterday reignited public criticism for

Musician and actress Ouyang Nana poses for a photograph at the Zhongshan Hall in Taipei on June 16 last year.  Photo: Chen Yi-chuan, Taipei Times

writing on a Chinese microblogging account: “Let our motherland be proud of us” after a post on Thursday that said: “I am proud to be Chinese.”

Ouyang reposted yesterday’s comment on Facebook, prompting more than 75,000 mostly critical comments and 4,000 shares.

The Chinese-language China Times on Friday published a story quoting Ouyang in an interview in China as encouraging Taiwanese to “bravely express themselves, unite and let the “motherland” be proud of us.”

The newspaper quoted her as saying that whether she were from Hong Kong, Beijing, Taiwan or anywhere else, she would still be “Chinese,” and this was her true feeling and came from the bottom of her heart.    [FULL  STORY]

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