Heathrow duty free gouging of Chinese reflects British racism, academic says

China | 13 Feb 2018 3:15 pm

Chinese travelers being ripped off at a World Duty Free store in London's Heathrow proves racism festers deeply in the psyche of some British people and should be condemned, Cui Hongjian, director of the Department of European Studies at the China Institute of International Studies, told the Global Times yesterday.

On the other hand, Chinese tourists should adjust their irrational consumption of spending extravagantly when buying products abroad, he said. Such irrationality would be exploited by others and cause unreasonable reactions from locals as well, Cui said.

"If the company thinks Chinese people are gullible, then we believe that it will be boycotted and have no chance to earn even one penny from us," a Chinese student at King's College, London told the Global Times. He refused to give his name.

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