A week ago, a Chinese guy in his mid-40's told me this at work. He said Chinese Americans are not Chinese. When went into detail, he meant that Chinese Americans are really Americans who just happened to be raise in that culture. And that the Chinese we speak is American Chinese, not the real language. I was secretly thinking what the hell is this guy's problem but I couldn't say anything because he's a paying customer who gives generous tips.
But what would any of you have said?