Video of man verbally abusing Briton leads to soul-searching over how foreigners are viewed
Date: November 29, 2015
By: Li Xueying Regional Correspondent In Hong Kong
A video clip showing one of their own in a protracted xenophobic
rant has prompted a bout of introspection over just how welcoming the Taiwanese are of foreigners, in a society that prides itself as being among the world’s friendliest.
Over eight minutes during a subway ride in Taipei last month, a security guard hurled repeated verbal abuse at British teacher Christopher Hall and his Taiwanese girlfriend. Mr Hall has lived in Taiwan for a decade.
The encounter, which was recorded by Mr Hall’s girlfriend – who was not identified – went viral after he posted it online about three weeks ago. [FULL STORY]