CHINA — A Chinese woman who was labeled a “white woman” in the United States was shocked by the “whitewashing” of her name, and says she is grateful that the issue is not “widely known” in China.
In the latest issue of “Chingyuan” newspaper, published Wednesday, “Chen Mei” described herself as a Chinese citizen who lives in the U.S. and is a member of the “White House Women’s Caucus.”
But her story is one that is not as well-known in China, where she is labeled “white,” “Chinese,” “black” and “other” by her Chinese colleagues.
She said she was initially confused about the label, but decided to share it with the American media because it was an issue she was worried about.
“I was surprised when I got the letter from the White House, and I was really disappointed,” she told The Associated Press.
“But I am very thankful for it.
It’s really nice that the White house is taking this seriously.”
She said the White Nationalist website is “focusing on the problems of the Chinese-Americans” and not the issue of white supremacy in the country.
In a statement, the White, Nationalist and Proud website, which is also a white supremacist website, denounced the Chinese government’s decision to label Chen Mei as “white.”
“We hope that this issue will be quickly resolved and that we can continue our productive relationship,” the statement said.