Haha…I think these Laowai got off lucky… 

> > BEIJING (AP) – Police in eastern China briefly
> > detained a foreign man after
> > local residents complained they were offended by his
> > T-shirt, which listed
> > common gripes of foreigners in China, including
> > staring and overcharging, a
> > newspaper reported Friday.
> >
> > Police were called following an altercation between
> > the man and diners at a
> > restaurant in the eastern city of Nanjing, the
> > Beijing Today weekly
> > reported. The man, whose name and nationality
> > weren`t given, was taken to a
> > precinct station and allowed to leave after about an
> > hour after promising
> > not to wear the shirt again, it said.
> >
> > The newspaper said the back of the man`s T-shirt was
> > printed in Chinese with
> > a list entitled “Ten Warnings for Chinese” that
> > included “Don`t stare at
> > foreigners” and “Charge foreigners the same prices
> > as Chinese.” It said the
> > man told police he bought the T-shirt from a vendor
> > in China.
> >
> > Parts of China were reduced to virtual colonies by
> > foreign nations during
> > the 19th and 20th centuries and many Chinese remain
> > highly sensitive about
> > perceived slights by outsiders. Nanjing was the
> > scene of mass anti-foreigner
> > demonstrations in the early 1990s sparked by a fight
> > between foreign
> > exchange students and staff at a college campus.
> >
> > “In my mind, it`s an insult to Chinese people,” the
> > newspaper quoted Peking
> > University sociology professor Xia Xuelan saying in
> > comments about the
> > offending T-shirt.
> >
> > “This event shows people pay a lot of attention to
> > national dignity,” Xia
> > was quoted saying.
> >

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