CHINESE TOURISM 'RIP-OFF ROW' TARNISHES 'GOLDEN ERA' PARTNERSHIP

HEATHROW APOLOGIES FOR 'DISCRIMINATING' AGAINST CHINESE VISITORS IN DUTY-FREE PROMOTION, TRIGGERING UPROAR IN MAINLAND MEDIA ABOUT UK 'RACISM'

CLAIMS OF DISCRIMINATION FLOODED CYBERSPACE, DESPITE WORLD DUTY FREE ISSUING A SECOND APOLOGY FROM ITS HEADQUARTERS IN THE SWISS CITY OF BASEL ON MONDAY.

"We have been made aware of this [and] find it unacceptable," a Heathrow spokesperson said. "We are currently working with our commercial partner to understand how this happened and ensure it does not happen again."

Politics is an art and sometimes the brushstrokes end up being smudged. In this case, there was too much red on the palatte when a row erupted at London’s Heathrow Airport over a duty-free promotion which left Chinese...

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