People Are Pissed Over Air China's Racist Advice To London Travelers
Air China has some pretty surprising advice for their travelers to London.
Wings of China, the airline's magazine, warns its passengers that "precautions are needed when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people."
Dear @CA_AirChina - your racist in-flight magazine advice is an insult to all Londoners. You should apologise now. pic.twitter.com/xcmcEG2JJU — Sir William Davenant (@SirWilliamD) September 7, 2016
The magazine may want to apologize to Londoners after the racist advice hit the internet, and especially to the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Khan is the son of British Pakistani parents, and has made it clear he values the diversity that Air China finds so threatening.
In the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Mr. Khan praised the city's multiculturalism:
I'm incredibly proud to be mayor of a city that's so comfortable with its diversity and so optimistic about its future. We don't simply tolerate each others' differences, we celebrate them. Many people from all over the globe live and work here, contributing to every aspect of life in our city.
Despite Britain's dangers, it remains a very popular destination for Chinese tourists. VisitBritain, a British Government agency, recorded that there were more than 270,000 Chinese visitors to Britain in 2015. This number is up 46 percent from 2014, and that's after the number of Chinese tourists doubled in the five years prior to 2014.