No Air China, your racist advice was not needed

Source: ET

Pak-China relations have always been formidable mainly because China is Pakistan’s closest ally and staunch business partner in large-scale infrastructure projects like the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The two countries often express loud protestations about their eternal friendship and cooperation in light of India’s anti-Pakistan aggression and sentiment. So it would seem the overtly favourable sentiment expressed by the diplomats of both countries would be mirrored by the inhabitants of China. 

However, this wasn’t the case when a seemingly innocuous statement mentioned in Air China’s in-flight magazine offered travel advice about living in London. The statement was splashed over social media for all the wrong reasons.

The advice clearly states that areas inhabited by ‘Indians, Pakistanis and blacks’ should be avoided and females walking around these areas shouldn’t be unaccompanied late at night. The fact that Indians and Pakistanis, two very bitter enemies, were lumped into one category shows just how inseparable and pointless the enmity between the two countries is.

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