A FASCINATING insight into how distant countries view the UK, and London in particular, was provided by a controversial in-flight magazine aboard an Air China shuttle to the British capital.
Warning tourists that “precautions are needed when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people”, the exceptionally blunt advice has sparked outrage among MPs who have demanded an apology from the Chinese ambassador.
Less controversial guidance saw the onboard pamphlet say: “we advise tourists not to go out alone at night, and females always to be accompanied by another person when travelling.”
Two London labour MPs have responded to the news, with Virendra Sharma of Ealing Southall accusing Air China of “blatant racism”.
“I have raised this issue with the Chinese ambassador, and requested that he ensures an apology is swiftly forthcoming from Air China, and the magazine is removed from circulation immediately”, he said.
“I have invited representatives of Air China to visit my constituency of Ealing Southall to see that a very multicultural area is safe, and would be of great value for those visiting London to see.”
Rosena Allin-Khan described the brochure as ‘offensive to all Londoners’ and called for its swift removal, while Sadiq Khan’s office has said the London mayor is drafting a statement in defence of the city.
There were more than a quarter of a million trips from China to the UK in 2015 and London is heavily recommended to wealthy communist party elites looking to send their children to the ‘top private middle schools in the world’ in a ‘city of hatricks’.