After my 6+ years in China, I can't say I'm surprised at his comments.
The Chinese are pretty blunt and straightforward. No sugar coating or any of that. To a certain extent, I like it. Saves you time.
For example, if you apply for a job in a western country and they don't want you because of your race, they'll come up with some excuse like "You don't meet the height requirements".. and you're there like "But..it's an accounting job, what height requirements? "
In CHINA however, it's straight up, "Sorry, we don't hire black. We want white foreigner." LOL
But it goes without saying, not all of them are like that.