China Warns Its Travelers to Avoid Growing ‘Ethnic’ Areas of Europe While Abroad
If people in America are focused on political correctness, it appears that people in China are actually focused on real life issues and solutions. A recent description in a Chinese magazine has people up in arms about the refugee crisis in Europe, but the Chinese description really just makes a lot of sense.
Air China, China's biggest airline and a huge international flyer that carries millions of passengers each year, recently wrote a description of London warning its passengers to stay away from certain ethnic areas while abroad. The magazine, Wings of China, is a featured magazine that passengers can read in-flight.
Wings of China recently did a cover story on London and the many tourist attractions which are there. However, when it came time for the "Tips from Air China," political correctness flew out the window.
"London is generally a safe place to travel, however, precautions are needed when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people," read the magazine's tips.
The tips went on and recommended that females not travel alone at night and that all people avoid situations where they might be trapped alone in the dark.
London's mayor, however, has a different view, but one that might be clouded by politics. The hashtag, #LondonIsOpen, has recently been gaining traction as the mayor has attempted to show that all areas of his city are valuable areas for tourism.
The Chinese, it would seem, haven't been convinced. Though the tips above might sound like blatant racism to most Americans and most Europeans, but for the Chinese it makes sense.
They see violence and crime associated with race, and on the surface that's what it appears to be. Whether or not race is really a factor is debatable, but China isn't really caring what others might think about the statement.
h/t: NBC News