Original title: From scolding Chinese to thanking China, the attitude of Italians has changed greatly!
[Global Times Special Correspondent Ning Ning in Italy] From “Chinese people eat bats, disgusting!” To “We must thank them now”, this new crown pneumonia epidemic in early 2020 allowed special reporters from “Global Times” to witness ordinary Italians Changing attitudes towards Chinese and Chinese.
At first, many Italians discriminated against the Chinese like the wind, and even Chinese elderly people were beaten in Italy wearing masks. Chinese walking on the road will be accused of “virus”. An Italian TV station blatantly stated that “the virus will be infected in China because their medical treatment is not advanced.” The condolences of Italian friends around me were one by one. Some people are really warm, but others are hinting that our reporters should not meet with them.
On social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, some ignorant young people in Italy made remarks such as “Chinese eat dog meat, eat mice, and now eat bats! Disgusting”. Although there is no lack of rational refutation in the comments, it will soon be overwhelmed by words of discrimination and abuse. A mayor of northern Italy, on his Facebook account, used very rude words to verbally abuse the Chinese, saying that “they should only die (the Chinese)!” And added five exclamation marks at the end.
However, as the epidemic of new crown pneumonia in Italy has continued to spread, many people in neighboring countries such as France have also started to use colored glasses to treat Italians, and Italians have also tasted being unjustly discriminated against.
Many Italians are beginning to wake up, and they left a message on social media saying, “After doing so many years of intolerance to others, it’s sad to change us now, right?” “We should apologize to the Chinese. If they allow it, , Because we are a ridiculous nation and country without minimum dignity and national pride. ”
On the afternoon of the 11th, a volunteer team of Chinese Red Cross flew to Italy. In addition to professional medical staff, they also brought rescue. Supplies. Many Italians have expressed gratitude for this, and some have said that they were “ashamed” of their previous words and deeds.