...I have friends from the mainland and they are nothing like what the article discusses, but it is making me second guess if I want to go there this year for a vacation..
I've been travelling in China since March. Haven't noticed even a sniff of anti-foreigner sentiment. People still smile, or scowl, as their wont. Shopkeepers are polite and friendly, or rude and indifferent, people on the street still want to say "hellooooo" and taxi drivers still want to run me down.