Wednesday, September 7, 2016

UK: China Air in-flight mag upsets liberals

(UK) Chinese airline China Air has warned passengers in a visiting London feature in its latest in-flight magazine that "precautions" should be taken when visiting certain areas in London, mainly populated by "Indians, Pakistanis and black people". It also advised tourists not to go out alone at night, and for females to always be accompanied when travelling.

As you may have guessed, MPs of a certain hue and who represent certain areas of the city are angry. Such as Rosena Allin-Khan, Labour MP for Tooting, which has one of the largest South Asian populations in London, who said:
“I think it is offensive to all Londoners, not just the ethnic minorities mentioned.”
Or Virendra Sharma, Labour MP for Ealing Southall where 39% of the population is Asian, who has written to the Chinese ambassador to the UK to complain about “blatant racism” from the airline.

He opines:
I am shocked and appalled that even today some people would see it as acceptable to write such blatantly untrue and racist statements.
So, is the China Air article blatantly untrue and racist? Here is a number of stories from today’s Evening Standard (London’s local newspaper) which substantiates a lot of what the China Air article states:

Police hunt man who 'performed sex act while whispering to woman' on Central line and Overground

BBC's Jeremy Vine receives tirade of foul-mouthed abuse in road rage row while cycling in west London

Man 'stabbed friend to death after being teased for losing at FIFA'

Hyde Park stabbings: Teen facing jail after knifing two men during water fight violence

Guilty: depraved man faces jail after two-hour sex attack in west London park

Che Labastide-Wellington murder trial: Teenager 'stabbed in the heart by mob of youths while fleeing party

Terrifying moment man chased by mob and stabbed in Hackney street

Shocking moment woman grabbed by throat lifted from ground in ambush by robbers

This is from the Ilford recorder: Boy in school uniform stabbed in Barkingside High Street this morning

It appears that the Chinese are merely reporting the truth about areas of London that have a very high ethnic population and the peccadilloes of that population. So much for Black Lives Matter UK then?