Laowai Comics is a biweekly webcomic. Beijing Cream is proud to debut its Thursday comic every week. Full archives here.
Fireworks Usher In Lunar New Year In Beijing
February 20, 2015 11:13 am
Help Us Find Beijing Cream’s No. 1 Troll
January 22, 2015 9:30 am
I Nearly Lost A Testicle In A Beijing Hospital
October 22, 2014 8:00 am
Lost And Found: Tiananmen Square Photos Discovered 25 Years Later
June 5, 2014 11:43 am
Chinese New Year Wishes From Beijing Cream
January 30, 2014 6:10 pm
“One of The Worst Nights Of My Life”: The Disastrous Electric Castle Halloween Party In Tianjin [UPDATE]
November 5, 2013 2:16 am
Chug-Off For Charity Recap: Congratulations And Thanks
August 26, 2013 9:00 am
Beijing Subway Can Get A Wee Crowded In The Mornings
July 23, 2013 2:30 am
The 2nd Annual Beijing Cream Bar And Club Awards, Where (Almost) No One Is Spared
May 14, 2013 3:21 pm
Anatomy Of A Chinese Airport Rumble
May 13, 2013 12:09 pm
Three Shots With… Morgan Short, i.e. Hurley From Lost
March 31, 2013 3:30 pm
Laowai Comics: The Haters Of Laowai Comics
March 28, 2013 6:00 am
The Chinese Lack Creativity, As Definitively Proven By This List Of China’s Top Porn Search Terms
March 14, 2013 12:37 pm
China Twitter Accounts You Probably Already Follow, Schmuck
February 25, 2013 11:43 am
Maya Moore Scores 53 Points In Game 1 Of WCBA Finals, Overshadowed By Fans Beating Up Referees [UPDATE]
January 30, 2013 1:29 pm
China Is Polluted. We Get It Already
January 30, 2013 2:25 am
Introducing, In China: A Perfect Cut Of Aesthetic Hell
January 23, 2013 2:17 pm
To Serve People: No One Loathes Porn Like China’s New Master Of The Dark Arts
November 20, 2012 2:00 pm
Vignette Of A Compassionate China: Our Writer, In Distress, Finds Help At Every Turn
October 23, 2012 1:00 pm
Olympics Countdown: Chinese Hurdler Does Not Care
July 5, 2012 2:00 am
Chinese News Team Reports On Rare Lingzhi Mushroom, Which Is Actually A Rubber Vagina
June 19, 2012 2:35 pm
The Basics Of Driving In China: A Diagram [UPDATE]
May 22, 2012 1:30 am
The Mother Of All Traffic Jams (Warning: It’s Horrifying)
May 21, 2012 9:41 pm
Purple Panda Scares Bejesus Out Of Children
April 9, 2012 3:04 pm
In Beijing, The New Champion Of Chinese Basketball
March 30, 2012 11:58 pm
Dick Amateur, Who Follows China Daily, Also Now Follows Beijing Cream
March 17, 2012 4:00 am
“Like a hammer to the head” Review: Arthur Meursalt’s ‘Party Members’
October 27, 2017 9:40 am
Jiang Zemin: How China’s Forgotten President Achieved a Cult Following and Meme Immortality
September 26, 2017 3:45 pm
We Found Her, The Worst Mother-In-Law In China
August 8, 2017 3:21 pm
SHUO Is The Chinese Street Artist We Need — And One You Need To Know
August 8, 2017 9:00 am
Beijing Cream is now on WeChat
August 1, 2017 12:42 pm
11 Ways of Looking at Donald Trump in a Chinese PLA Uniform: A Story
July 31, 2017 6:07 pm
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July 27, 2017 2:09 am
@DissidentPooh Is The China Twitter Account Of Our Times
July 18, 2017 2:19 pm
Liu Xiaobo Is Dead, And The Beijing Sky Is In Uproar
July 13, 2017 11:38 pm
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May 11, 2017 10:47 am
Rock Off: Briefly memorializing Sanlitun’s best and only punk-rock dive bar
May 5, 2017 2:17 pm
Forbes editor gets drunk, posts dreadful China article
April 25, 2017 2:03 pm
This is a good and appropriate tweet
November 9, 2016 5:28 pm
Dispatches From Xinjiang: Uyghur Urbanism in Recent Modernist Poetry
April 21, 2016 3:00 pm
Acclaimed Feminist Roxane Gay Cancels Visit To Beijing Literary Festival
March 13, 2016 11:54 am
New Rules: How China’s Latest Laws For Foreign Media Affect Us And You
March 10, 2016 10:00 am
Mega Fail: How A Bestselling American Futurist Lost His Way In China
March 1, 2016 1:14 pm
Watch: Hong Kong’s Fishball Riots
February 9, 2016 7:14 pm
Ursula Gauthier Wrote A Bad Article, And In China That’s A Crime
January 5, 2016 10:00 am
It’s A White Christmas In Beijing
December 25, 2015 5:25 pm
I don’t get it.
seriously, you don’t get it? what’s not to get. Dude seriously how long have you been here. Do you speak any chinese at all? In addition there is still and illustration. You must be pretty dumb, or just like insulting and belittling others, for you not to get that. Hei means black, it’s a pun, so the chinese guy said huan, it means yellow, the other guy said bai which means white, it also sounds like bye, hence the waive goodbye. If you don’t get that now, dude then u should first get a sense a humor, get it. hahaha…
not huang i made a mistake. anyway. narsfweasels explained it way better than i did. I was laughing too hard. hahahaha
Sometimes I don’t mind these comics, but this one’s just awful.
嘿. I love puns.
The sun will explode before there is an LC without horrible, hating comments. Pathetic.
Oh, I get it “Hei” as in “hey”, “yellow” as in a mangling of “hello” and “bai” as in “bye”.
Thanks a lot for explaining it. As I don’t read Chinese, If you hadn’t, I may have assumed this week’s effort was funny. I would have been wrong of course. What’s with that, anyway? Assuming readers of an English language site can understand Chinese characters?
If you’re on this site, you’re either interested in China, or have spent time in China.
Either way, most likely you can read and understand the extremely simple characters – they’d be covered in any basic course of language study. Most likely within the first few weeks.
Thanks for that. Helpful, but I just tried reading it again and I still can’t understand Chinese characters. I’m off to ask my friend who has an interest in planes if he can fly now. He’d better be able to or I shall be most upset with him.
Calm down Dashan. If you the hanzi comes as easy to you as the sarky sarky you should have the basics down pat in a couple of hours.
谢谢! (note for all the non-Chinese readers: that means “thank you”)
Thanks to narsfweasels for explaining the joke.
>> most likely you can read and understand the extremely simple characters
I managed to look up “black” and “white” on the internet but it didn’t help. Without explanation it is an inside joke for experts in Chinese
The joke is about as expert level in Chinese as “Yo quiero Taco Bell” was as a slogan for American consumers.
LMBO… are you mad, Timmy?
So the joke is about peoples skin colours? is that funny?
No, the joke is LCG drew the black guy in the prototypical “Mandingo” slave-looking black man style with large, squashed nose, flaring nostrils and huge, JayZ lips.
… and the white guy’s got pale hair and pale eyes. What’s your point exactly?
Pale eyes and pale skin? In a black & white “comic”? Don’t think so…
Each says a greeting – and each greeting happens to correspond with their skin color. It’s only funny if you understand both languages, and even then it’s only a little amusing.
Well the plot-twist is the white guy walks into the bar and says goodbye, because white guys in China don’t hang out with black guys and Chinese guys in bars speaking Chinese. They go home and complain on the internet about comics.
The 1980s called. They want their cheesy, black pop icon back.
Damn, I sometimes enjoy these comics, I even spoke up for the author a few times, but this one do suck.
So what’s everyone doing at the weekend?
Got plans locked down for Friday?
Tomorrow evening I’ll stick my Will & Grace box set on the DVD, tuck into a small can of dolphin-friendly tuna and then crank myself to sleep. Saturday I’ll do the same, but after watching Friends. Living the dream. Just living the dream. How about you? Watcha got planned?
Honestly, I probably shouldn’t plan a mad one after burning through so much cash recently.
Unless any of the LC comments gang are willing to shout me a few brews, that is…
LCG should arrange a get together for all of his readers. Give a little back. He could explain some of his work and people like me could give valuable feedback afterwards. If done over free booze and salty snacks, I would attend. I would probably go on to tell him that I admire his work and have a nice chat with him. I would then go to the toilet and write on the wall ‘LCG is an unfunny twat’.
Good idea! How about next Thursday? Because the guy who publishes his little comics for fun and for free on a website totally owes the laolosing trollish butthurt commenters, as you mention. Especially if they’re too much of a bunch of leeches to afford Chinese beer and cheap-ass snacks.
This is awesome. LCG should bring gifts for everyone, too. In addition, he should bring a notebook so he can write down all your brilliant suggestions. If possible, could everyone draw up their own comic so LCG can see how it should be done? That would be great.
You could knock out some merchandise too. Sell t-shirts with the funniest bits of the comic on them. Of course you’d first need to ask for permission from those who had commented before reproducing their words, but could be a nice little earner. Just a thought.
I will go to a bar tomorrow, and on Saturday I might go on a long bike ride, the weather’s getting nicer. And spend a bit of time on Sunday drinking tea, listening to music and drawing new comics, for you, my faithful die-hard fans.
I think we’ve established that your life is great, healthy and integrated with local ways. That’s what gives you the right to raise a whimsical, quizzical eyebrow and trash the Chinese at every turn. And foreigners that aren’t as integrated as you. You can do that. You’re allowed, because you’re cool.
You don’t need to be able to read Chinese characters to get it. All you need to do (if you’re an expat in China) is speak a little Mandarin, and the second caption “Yellow” will give the other two away. It’s not good, a bit witty, very stereotypical, but definitely not rocket science.
Hahaha, I think it’s great.
What’s everyone getting upset for? It’s a joke, a comic, it’s humorous.
Reminds of the joke about why there are so many Chinese people living in North London. They get off the plane and into a cab. and say to the driver ‘harrow’ …
Now THAT is funny.
Yan the comedy connoisseur. “Sore finger?” “Huh”? “Sore finger?” “What?” “You want sore finger on your chips?” “Oh, salt and vinegar!” Hi-frickin-larious.
Which Cosby kid is that?
天啊！So much laolosing and butthurt.
People commenting here are critics, not trolls. If you go to a restaurant and criticise the wine or food, it doesn’t make you a troll. I’ve been to comedy shows when the hecklers have been funnier than the main act. They weren’t trolls either. They made the night. I come here for the comments, not the comic.