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Old 07-26-2008, 02:49 AM
 
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Beijing (AsiaNews/Agencies) - For "reasons of safety", bars are forbidden to serve "blacks"" and Mongolians or place tables in the street.
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Bar owners around the Workers' Stadium in downtown Beijing say that public security officials are telling them not to let in "blacks" and Mongolians, and many of them have even had to sign a pledge. The official reason is the fight against drugs and prostitution, dominated in the past by Mongolians and persons of colour.
CHINA Beijing 2008: bars forbidden to serve "blacks" and Mongolians, outdoor tables banned - Asia News

Has this story been in the U.S. mainstream media?
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: England/Wales
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The net seems to be teeming with it...I lifted this,,,,

China's preeminent English-language media analysis site Danwei didn't lend credence to the SMCP report, calling the high-level ban "unlikely." However Jeremy Goldkorn writes on Danwei that "it is highly plausible that some low level cops have issued such instructions, especially with the current state of high alert in Beijing making officials and government agencies paranoid and very nervous about foreigners."
Further investigation by Beijing Boyce, who interviewed Beijing bar owners on the alleged ban, found that low-level Beijing cops have been visiting the capital city's watering holes and warning owners and employees to keep their eye on black patrons. According to an update Saturday on Beijing Boyce:
An owner said police met with Sanlitun bar reps and told them to monitor black patrons. He said the police told the reps that drug dealers are predominantly black in the area. He said the police did not ask bar owners to ban blacks.

No Blacks, Mongolians Allowed At Beijing Bars: Report
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Old 07-26-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Default During the Olympics, bars in China are forbidden to serve blacks

CHINA Beijing 2008: bars forbidden to serve "blacks" and Mongolians, outdoor tables banned - Asia News

They say its for safety reasons but that's just ridiculous.
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Old 07-26-2008, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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That is absurd. These Olympics are going to be bad.
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Old 07-26-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Wow, unreal.....and they all say Americans are so bad!
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Old 07-26-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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Well, since none of you probably ever been there or know anyone that lives there, then you would not know why.

Mongolians and blacks have been a constant criminal element in that country and very involved in organized criminal activity dealing with prostitution and drugs.

They are frequently causing criminal and anti-social behavior.

The Chinese did what they thought was best to rid this criminal element.

I bet everyone will love it and want the ban to continue after the games so they can walk and conduct business is a safe environment free from these criminals.
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Old 07-26-2008, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Ca2Mo2Ga2Va!
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Well, since none of you probably ever been there or know anyone that lives there, then you would not know why.

Mongolians and blacks have been a constant criminal element in that country and very involved in organized criminal activity dealing with prostitution and drugs.

They are frequently causing criminal and anti-social behavior.

The Chinese did what they thought was best to rid this criminal element.

I bet everyone will love it and want the ban to continue after the games so they can walk and conduct business is a safe environment free from these criminals.
Well that's fine and dandy, very stereotypical and prejudiced, but hey, that's their country.
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Old 07-26-2008, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Mongolians and blacks have been a constant criminal element in that country and very involved in organized criminal activity dealing with prostitution and drugs.
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There's black people in China? Do tell more, please.

I know China gets immigrants from other parts of Asia and Western China is more Turkic (even having some natural blonde haired folks), but I didn't know there were too many black people out that way. I've heard China is really starting to make their presence felt in Africa though.

Mongolians, hmmm, I guess I'll have to watch my wallet when/if I'm ever around them.

Oh, moving this thread to world.
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: new england
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Well, since none of you probably ever been there or know anyone that lives there, then you would not know why.

Mongolians and blacks have been a constant criminal element in that country and very involved in organized criminal activity dealing with prostitution and drugs.

They are frequently causing criminal and anti-social behavior.

The Chinese did what they thought was best to rid this criminal element.

I bet everyone will love it and want the ban to continue after the games so they can walk and conduct business is a safe environment free from these criminals.
I thought all the johns were white males and all the prostitutes were local girls. I have a source if you want it
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:13 PM
 
Location: England/Wales
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"Chinese investment in developing countries, and especially Africa, has prompted a reverse migration and a growing number of African and other black people are migrating to China to study, work and learn the language. However, many African immigrants have entered China illegally and work as drug mules, a trade that is highly lucrative but which can bring the death penalty."

Beijing police round up and beat African expats | World news | The Guardian
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