Wuxi Expats,who worry about reprisals from Wuxi locals, have taken to destroying anything they might have that is Japanese.
On the Nanchang Jie Bar Street, a group of Expats decided to make a show for the locals and organized a bonfire into which anything with a hint of Japanese Influence could be tossed.
Duston Short, from Orillia, Ontario threw his Nikon camera, his Hello Kitty Pink Doll collection, and all his Ultraman books and videos into the bonfire.
Brian Glennie, from Toronto, threw his his toy Nissan, Mazda and Honda cars and trucks into the bonfire.
Sam Rae, threw in his Mazda hood emblem into the bonfire. "It was the last hood emblem I stole before I came to teach English in China. It was very precious to me. But since it means saving my hide, I will gladly toss her in the fire!" said Rae.
Ivan Fence, a Leftist Wuxi Expat, threw his Gilligan’s Island DVD collection as well as his DVD of the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail into the fire. "If the locals see the episode of Gilligan’s Island when the Japanese mini-sub commander ends up on Gilligan’s island, or see that my Monty Python DVD has a Japanese audio track, I might be denounced or something worse!" said Fence.
Fence’s actions inspired many Expats to throw their laptops and USB memory sticks into the bonfire. "I have lots of photo of Japanese school girls that I don’t want the locals I have!" said Wally Droop, a prominent member of the Wuxi Expat community.
Some of the more ambitious Expats were seen to have stolen Japanese Brand Cars and driving them into the bonfire.
The Wuxi China Expatdom King and Prime Minister both denounced the burnings. Said King Gorzo the Mighty: "What a bunch of idiots!" Prime Mango Minister called the bonfire participants enemies of humanity and all that was decent.