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Beijing restaurant’s xenophobic sign ignites online fury   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2013-2-28 08:39:55 |Display all floors
Everynowhere Post time: 2013-2-28 00:34
What does it have to do with the Chinese government? It's up to every individual to say and think  ...

The government has the responsibility to act.

Do not tell me, that people in China  

"can do what they want" !!
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Post time 2013-2-28 14:48:39 |Display all floors
The sign has been removed now !
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Post time 2013-2-28 14:50:33 |Display all floors
Beijing restaurant removes 'racist' sign after fury

AFP - A defiant Beijing restaurant manager refused to apologise Thursday despite removing a "racist" sign barring citizens of states in maritime disputes with China, along with dogs, following an international outcry.

The notice in the window of the Beijing Snacks restaurant read: "This shop does not receive the Japanese, the Philippines, the Vietnamese and dog(s)" in both Chinese and English.

But despite taking down the sign after accusations of racism, the manager said he had no regrets and would not apologise for any offence caused.

Images of the sign went viral in Vietnam and were splashed across newspapers in the Philippines on Wednesday. Both are involved in bitter territorial disputes with China over islands in the South China Sea.

The manager, surnamed Wang, said it was taken down "because it was a lot of bother".

"I don't have any regrets," he told AFP. "I was just getting too many phone calls about it."

He seemed surprised at the attention it had generated but said he would not apologise for any offence caused, suggesting it may have been misinterpreted.

"Maybe people misunderstood our meaning... it only said we would not serve customers from those countries," he said.

The sign's wording was particularly inflammatory as it recalled China's colonial era, when British-owned establishments barred Chinese from entering.

A sign outside a Shanghai park supposedly reading "No Dogs and Chinese allowed" became part of Communist propaganda, and was featured in the 1972 Bruce Lee film "Fists of Fury" -- but many historical experts say no such notice ever existed.

The restaurant sign provoked an outcry in Vietnam and the Philippines, generating thousands of posts on Vietnamese social networking sites and newspaper comment threads.

Filipinos greeted the photo with a mixture of fury and amusement. "Blatant racism at Beijing Restaurant," journalist Veronica Pedrosa wrote in one widely-shared tweet.

China and Japan have a separate acrimonious dispute over islands in the East China Sea, and ongoing disagreements about Japan's colonial past.

The cramped establishment's specialty is soup made with pork offal and gravy-soaked biscuits. "This is what old Beijingers like to eat," a white-hatted chef said.
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Post time 2013-2-28 14:51:18 |Display all floors

A Chinese man looks out from a restaurant that displays a sign reading, "This shop does not receive the Japanese, The Philippines, The Vietnamese and Dog" in the historic tourist district of Houhai in Beijing on February 26, 2013. China is currently in border disputes with Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines.
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Post time 2013-2-28 15:11:12 |Display all floors
these are extemely stupid actions by individuals reminiscent of the old deep south when African-Americans were refused service.

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Post time 2013-2-28 15:17:12 |Display all floors
"extremely stupid", are here in this forum in abundance, they do not respond to this post for that very same reason !
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Post time 2013-2-28 17:04:57 |Display all floors
Similar signs are also common in Japan. For instance some establishments put up signs like: 'no foreigners permitted' or 'we do not serve Russians' (mainly in Hokkaido). Many bars or Karaoke places don't want to see foreigners. It's regrettable but no reason to blow it out of proportion.   

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