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Nobody is going to call me a racist.

Never!

Especially when it comes to the Far-Eastern stroke Asian stroke quote-unquote "Chinese" community. I have the utmost respect for their ancient culture.

Oh, it's very ancient. Long before Communism. Or whatever. Do you remember that film?

It's a very rich and ancient culture. All the smart kids are learning Chinese — excuse me, Mandarin — these days. I told my kids — if you don't get your Mandarin you won't get anywhere in business. The world's changed.

It's where the money is!

And I must say, one thing I do have is the greatest respect for their extraordinary capacity for hard work.

Oh my God they work hard.

. . . Even if they can sometimes — the ladies especially — come across as a bit sort of robot-y and money-grubbing.

A teeny bit unimaginative.

They are unimaginative. It's why they work so hard. They don't know what else to do with themselves. And I wouldn't mind. Really. If people want to spend every hour God sends, crouched over some ghastly spreadsheet, don't let me stop them!

Hear, hear!

But they impose the same work ethic on their kids! And that's what gets on my wick. You see their kids trekking into school . . . And they're carrying their little school bags . . .

It breaks your heart!

And you just know, inside those little school bags they've got all their extension homework-for-Brainiacs and it's going to be 100 per cent perfect.

Poor little things!

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