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Blatant Racism from Air China

I wrote to the Chinese Ambassador to demand an apology from Air China for blatant racism

Today I have written in the strongest possible terms to His Excellency Mr Liu Xiaoming, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China, to raise my concerns about reports of racism in their inflight magazine.

According to reports on Twitter and in the Evening Standard newspaper an article appeared in the most recent edition of Air China’s inflight magazine, the national carrier of China. The article appears to read, under the heading, ‘Tips from Air China’, ‘London is generally a safe place to travel, however precautions are needed when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people.’ ‘We advise tourists not to go out alone at night, and females always to be accompanied by another person when traveling.’

I am shocked and appalled that even today some people would see it as acceptable to write such blatantly untrue and racist statements. I have raised this issue with the Chinese Ambassador, and requested that he ensures an apology is swiftly forthcoming from Air China, and the magazine is removed from circulation immediately.

I have invited representatives of Air China to visit my constituency of Ealing, Southall to see that a very multi-cultural area is safe, and would be of great value for those visiting London to see.

I will await their response, and if an appropriate one is not forthcoming I shall feel forced to question whether Air China is a fit company to operate in the UK.”

Virendra Sharma MP, Ealing, Southall

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commented 2016-09-09 01:32:57 +0100
Indians= nigger monkey

You are slaves of British
commented 2016-09-09 01:32:10 +0100
fucking Indian brown shit , stinking dirty subhuman
commented 2016-09-08 14:49:34 +0100
If you think the world is so safe why not let your wife or daughter walk on the street in downtown Chicago or New York Harlem district at night alone? Is that considered racism? Have some intelligent, mister! Get some real education before you call it racism! You are shocked with that unimportant comment from an airline magazine? Have you served in any war? You probably will even get shocked seeing a moving spider, Jesus Christ!
commented 2016-09-08 11:21:18 +0100
To Jiong:

It is precisely because many chinese have not been to the UK, let alone left their country, that it is paramount to illustrate them in the arts of living in community and knowing other races or cultures.

What you call PC garbage is also identified as dignity by others, it is understandable that you are not familiar with this concept, although living in the UK. It would be as if in the inflight material there were included statements like “beware of people spitting, yelling, men with naked torsos; prepare for revolting odors and absence of manners” when travelling to China and you wouldn’t feel offended by that.
commented 2016-09-08 09:43:51 +0100
Dear MR. Virendra Sharma.

I don’t agree with you at all.

Please remember this piece of information is given to tourists visiting the UK, most of them Chinese who have not been to the UK before. So they will benefit from this warm reminder by taking extra care when walking into these districts, because Air China is telling the truth and has disregarded political correctness. To the visitors, nothing is more important than having a safe journey in a foreign state. The PC garbage does NOT save people’s lives. (Sorry about my words.)

In the end, I understand you need to gain support from voters in these districts as a politician. However in the meantime, as a Chinese living overseas, I am grateful to Air China for what they have done in the interest of their passengers.

Regards
Jiong

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