Villagers in Sichuan province react to seeing a laowai. Photo: Cecilie Gamst Berg

Why I'd rather be called 'laowai' (old outsider) than 'gweipo' (devil hag)

Cecilie Gamst Berg finds the slang they use in China for foreigners more endearing than the Hong Kong version - but takes exception to being called 'laowai' in a restaurant near her home in the city

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Villagers in Sichuan province react to seeing a laowai. Photo: Cecilie Gamst Berg
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