It is said that Melbourne is the most British city in the world except for the British mainland, but in my eyes it is also one of the cities most likely to encounter Chinese people outside of China.
There are several districts in Melbourne where there are more Chinese. BOX HILL is an old Chinese district, known as "Little Hong Kong". When the train arrived at this station, most of the people who got off the train were Chinese.
There are many small Chinese restaurants here. I heard that there are many elderly people in Guangdong who can't speak a word of English. They live here almost all their lives, keeping their hometown habits, drinking morning tea and playing mahjong. The current GLEN WAVERLEY is regarded as a gathering area for the new Chinese, known as "Little Shanghai". In addition, CLAYTON also has many Chinese.
Of course, most Chinese people passing by on the streets of Melbourne are young students. There are 53 international students in Melbourne, half of whom are Chinese.
Once in line at Melbourne Central Railway Station waiting for the toilet. There are about ten people in the team, and besides me, a Chinese, there are six Chinese in the team.
A young man from Shanghai on a business trip to Melbourne said: Every morning, rubbing his eyes from the hotel and walking down the street, if the first pedestrian encountered is not a Chinese, then the second one must be met. It's Chinese.
Sometimes, in a tram, you will encounter a more humorous scene: the girl behind her is talking on the phone in Chinese, and the couple in front of you secretly speaks of nasty love words in Shanghainese; there are a few not far away. A middle-aged woman was babbling with accents from all over the world. As she lowered her head, the young man sitting next to me was sending Chinese text messages on his mobile phone...
However, once encountered such a situation, I heard two people chatting in Chinese in a Chinese restaurant. Their accents were a bit strange. Turning around, they turned out to be two white guys! Seeing my surprised look, one of them greeted me quickly: Hello! I came back from Beijing...! Daring lover's family is a small Australian turtle studying in China.
A friend in the Melbourne real estate industry told me many interesting stories about Chinese mainlanders buying houses in Melbourne: using cash to buy luxury houses of more than one million yuan; the original house with a starting price of 100 million may sell for 150 million Australian dollars; the house auction will cost you Bilingual in English and Chinese...
In fact, the Chinese population in Melbourne is less than 5% of the total population, but according to statistics, in Melbourne's luxury residential area, Chinese buyers accounted for more than 35% of bidders at auctions last year! Many Chinese home buyers will buy their houses near famous private schools. If you go to Wesley Middle School, you will find that a large part of them are Chinese students.
In most cases, the mother took her child to live in Melbourne, where the child went to school, while the father stayed in China to run the business. When the selling agent introduces the house, they often say: Following the Chinese, this house will definitely appreciate! However, because the Chinese have a strong purchasing power, housing prices have been raised, and some young Australians can no longer afford houses.
I think of a joke I saw on the Internet: The Chinese are here. The Chinese are like the water of the Yellow River, coming down from the sky by plane, and flooding into the United States, Australia, and Canada invincible. Wherever I went, everything began to appreciate.
At this time, Westerners may really understand why the Empress Dowager Cixi closed the country back then and prevented the Chinese from going out, just to prevent other countries from creating obstacles!
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