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Mudlaysian Newspaper report: Sinkies toolan China for mocking our country's name

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  1. Rogue Trader

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    S'pore scholars unhappy over naming 'joke'

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    The Star/Asia News Network
    Thursday, Nov 15, 2012


    MALAYSIA - Sin Chew Daily reported that Singaporean scholars were unhappy that a newspaper in China had named a new slope found in Shenyang City, China, as "Xin Jia Po", or Singapore in Chinese.

    The term can also be literally referred to as "newly added slope".

    Singapore's Chinese Learning Lab dean Prof Chua Chee Lay said Singaporeans would sometimes joke about the term but he claimed it was the first time he had seen it used by the media and in this particular case by Shenyang Wanbao newspaper.


    He added that it might be a joke, but some readers were questioning the motive behind the use of the term and whether the paper was being disrespectful by referring to the island republic as "a small slope".


    "It would be more acceptable if a big shopping mall or an entertainment city is named after Singapore," he said.


    "I personally take this as a joke but would like to remind that Singapore is a small nation."


     
  2. Devil Within

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    I named my dog "PRC".
     
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    hey at least we dun have the opium wars and have this taiwan, hk and macau bullshits.
     
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    For a nation so prosperous and comfortable, Sgns should be able to take a joke and laught at themselves and not be so sensitive over name-calling.

    Cheers!
     
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    Why not? It should be an honor that China decides to name Singapore on a slope. If it is not worth a mention, it would not even appear in the world. Lucky they never use the old "jia" character and build a brothel on a slope with LKY as the brothel operator. You not happy can always build a toilet called Zhongguo. I cannot understand why these dogs of Leegime so sensitive for what. They get ridiculed everyday anway.
     
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    Next time you ask a redneck Americans where "Xin Jia Po" is, they will say China and they are correct.
     
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    Expect more shit coming :D
     
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    What about Xinjiapo in the Jungle of Malaysia (coined always part of malaysia as slogan), serving all the "Singapore Dishes" tasting better than the red dot?
     

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