As a Hong Kongese born in canada, I've recently noticed in my school (and everywhere in Canada in general) that most of the Chinese here are having relationships with people who are from HK with Mainlanders. Most of the mainlanders have moved/lived here long enough to become integrated enough with Canadian culture, but as most HK people would know we really care about our culture and making the distinction that we are HK'nese, and not from the mainland. But given the growing class warfare back in HK, I feel that this poliltical tension is having somewhat an adverse affect towards HK'nese views with Mainlanders...
This brings me to my current situation, because I currently have an interest in a girl from the mainland. Shes lived here quite a long time, so shes quite courteous, has manners, etc. But my parents unfortunately don't think I should be dating someone born from the mainland. I myself have strong feelings against the government of China, but I feel conflicted in myself for part of me liking this girl and other half (and my parents) telling me not to have a relationship with her. To be honest, I feel quite bad about myself for allowing politics to hold me back from my love. My parents are still an issue though.
So I guess my questions would be:
1) What should I do in my situation??
2) Is the trend the same in other places? (like usa, canada, australia, britain, even HK)
Thanks for your time.