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How about Vietnamese and Hong Kongers?

Reader comment on item: How Ukrainian Refugees Could Inadvertently Erase the West

Submitted by Anon (United States), Jul 16, 2022 at 00:50

Dr Pipes, how were Vietnamese refugees generally treated when they fled Vietnam to various countries in the West? I can't find much online to suggest there was any hostility but you might have more information if you are old enough. In any case I do not think this is about skin color of Ukrainians, or even about a common culture as much as it is about non hostility towards each other. For example mdoern Japanese culture is not hostile towards the West. So if for some reason Japanese refugees existed they too would be very warmly received in the West and there would be no friction. So that is the minimum requirement - the culture of the incoming refugee should not be hostile towards the host culture. People from Hong Kong who can essentially migrate to the UK very easily have their own culture but Hong Kongers are also not hostile towards Britain or its culture.
Compare this to migrants from the middle east who look down upon every other culture as being inferior and you can see how it poses a challenge.


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