Chinese web customers have rallied behind a yakiniku restaurant in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China, after it was ordered by authorities to take away an indication saying, “No Japanese Allowed.”
Even whereas fanning anti-Japanese sentiment, authorities’ order for the signal to be taken away is seen by some as an try to make sure the response won’t get uncontrolled within the wake of discharging water from the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Editor-in-Chief Hu Xujin of the Global Times, a tabloid revealed by the Chinese Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily, lambasted the restaurant’s signal.
“Opposition between countries should not be allowed to fall into discriminatory acts,” Hu stated.
Kyodo News reported that the restaurant proprietor erected the register Chinese and Japanese following the discharge of water from the nuclear energy plant two weeks in the past. Authorities ordered the restaurant proprietor to take away the signal, however they refused.
Weibo customers lauded the proprietor, calling their actions “the expression of a patriot” and “hero of the people,” amid massive numbers of posts criticizing authorities for taking such a tough line.
Ultimately, nevertheless, the proprietor bowed to stress from native authorities officers and the police and has eliminated the signal.
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