Just as I was heading to bed, I refreshed my Facebook newsfeed and saw this news:
Incendiary Beijing restaurant sign triggers online fury
HANOI (AFP) – A sign at a Beijing restaurant barring citizens of nations involved in maritime disputes with China – along with dogs – has triggered a wave of online outrage among Vietnamese and Filipinos.
The Beijing Snacks restaurant near the Forbidden City, a popular tourist spot, has posted a sign on its door reading “This shop does not receive the Japanese, the Philippines, the Vietnamese and dog(s).”
Photographs of the controversial sign have gone viral in Vietnamese-language forums and featured heavily in Philippine newspapers and websites on Wednesday.
Vietnam’s state-run Tuoi Tre newspaper ran a story saying the sign had “ignited online fury”. It claimed many Vietnamese feel this is another example of Chinese “extreme nationalism that deserves to be condemned”.
Article Credits:The Straits Times HERE
Yeah, I think most of us should agree that this sign should be taken down with immediate effect actually. But of course, I don’t think they would.
What I don’t understand is why sometimes, they have such an elitist view of their country. Like, what’s wrong with the Japanese, the Phillipines and the Vietnamese people? I think they are great(: And essentially, all of us are the same on the inside. We are all people – humans despite being from different countries in the world. There shouldn’t be any particular discrimination against specific countries don’t you think so?
Plus with the power of social/mass media now, this has gone viral and I think that the bilateral relationships between China and Japan/The Philippines/Vietnam might be further strained due to this.
But of course, I hope not ;/
Alright, and really, that’s it! Super tired and gonna go off to bed!