Foreigners watch a live broadcast of the US election at a cafe in Beijing in November 2016. Beijing recently banned foreigners gathering in groups of 10 or more at restaurants in its university district during China’s annual parliamentary meetings. Photo: Simon Song

Beijing’s ban on gatherings of foreigners in restaurants raises eyebrows, and questions

Philip J. Cunningham says Beijing’s ban on foreigners congregating in restaurants may be rooted in the fear that they could be a terrorist target, but clampdowns based on racial differences come across as intolerant

Topic |   China's Two Sessions 2018

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Foreigners watch a live broadcast of the US election at a cafe in Beijing in November 2016. Beijing recently banned foreigners gathering in groups of 10 or more at restaurants in its university district during China’s annual parliamentary meetings. Photo: Simon Song
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