Friday, September 09, 2016

Chinese realism unwelcome

Tourists are being told to avoid areas of London 'populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people' in a Chinese airline's in-flight magazine.

Wings of China, the in-flight magazine for Air China, made the 'racist' comment in a travel article on the UK capital.

The article, printed in both English and Chinese, said: 'London is generally a safe place to travel, however precautions are needed when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people.'

Air China is Asia's third largest airline and operates twice daily flights between London and Beijing.

The article continued: 'We advise tourists not to go out alone at night, and females always to be accompanied by another person when travelling.'

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, Labour MP for Tooting which has one of the largest Indian and Pakistani populations in London, said: 'My initial thoughts were that the comments were outrageous.

'I think that it is offensive to Londoners and I would like to see it removed. I would also like to ask the airline why they thought these precautions needed to be taken.

With mad Muslims and black muggers on the loose in London, the advice is in fact timely -- JR



Anonymous said...

With mad Muslims and black muggers on the loose in London, the advice is in fact timely -- JR

You have that right Jon !

Anonymous said...

The politician would like to see it removed. Standard operating procedure: deny the existence of the problem and attack anyone who dares mention it. Any causalities are just acceptable collateral damage, so long as no "important" people get hurt.

Use the Name, Luke said...

So, instead of doing something about the actual problems, their "solution" is to pretend it doesn't exist? I wonder if they treat their health that way…

Doctor: "There's a black spot on your lung x-ray."

Patient: "That's not a problem."

Doctor: "It could be serious, possibly cancer. I strongly recommend further tests whenever we see a black spot like that."

Patient: "What do you have against black spots? Are you a racist?"

Doctor (mumbling under his breath): "I hope it's an aggressive cancer that kills you quickly and painfully you <beep>."

Anonymous said...

It's the reverse of the "Emperor's New Suit of Clothes" syndrome - convincing themselves that something *isn't* there in front of them.

Olaf Koenders said...

I've often seen Asians as devious liars when conducting business. This is a turnaround and some sage advice - at least for their own people.

Anonymous said...

Imagine if the same information were to be printed in the in-flight magazine of any western airline? Talk about double standards.

Anonymous said...


I've often seen Donald Trump as a devious liar when conducting business.

Bird of Paradise said...

Anon 2:05 You narrow minded pinhead in need of a brain boost try using jumper cables you nit-wit