Chinks is a extremely offensive word used for asians
not just Chinese, but for all Asian decendents.
The word originated from many different major historic events, for example, it was used to call the Koreans in the Korean War, or during the building of the Canadian Railway.
Asians have considered this word to be extremely offensive.
Equal to = Nigger for black people.
Some consider it worse.
Person 1: We're ready to blow this mountain away, sir.
Person 2: Good, do it now.
Person 1: There are a big amount of chinese people in there, sir.
Person 2: Their just chinks, do it now.
Person 1: Yes, sir.