I work for an English-language newspaper in Taiwan which purports to foster a "harmonious atmosphere" among the Taiwanese and foreign staff, a working environment where "interpersonal skills are highly valued" and which nurtures "trust and respect within our team." The quotes are verbatim and from the company's senior Chinese management.
However, the very same people who coined these expressions take it upon themselves to warn unmarried Taiwanese female workers to "stay away from foreign men" who work at the company. These warnings take place in private and no explanation is given as to why they should heed this "advice" as the management apparently calls it.
As far as I'm aware, no female worker has ever been "advised" to stay away from their male Chinese coworkers.
Is this simply a reflection of the misconduct of male foreigners in Taiwan or blatant racism on behalf of the Chinese management of the company? I wonder if anybody else here has heard of similar behavior at other Taiwanese companies....