Published on 03-03-2013 09:04 AM
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By Xiu Lin Tuoitrenews
March 1, 2013
Editor’s Note: Xiu Lin, a young Chinese woman, recently wrote to Tuoi Tre in response to its story about a restaurant in Beijing posting a xenophobic notice that reads, “This shop does not receive the Japanese, the Philippines, the Vietnamese and dog” [sic]. The owner of the shop had to remove it on Wednesday after netizens unleashed a storm of protest against the notice. Xiu, having lived in Vietnam for six years, submitted a Vietnamese article and here is its translation by Tuoitrenews.
A phrase like “We don’t serve Japanese, Filipinos, Vietnamese and dogs” was not invented by Chinese people, but it dates back to more than 100 years ago.