A defiant Beijing restaurant manager refused to apologise Thursday despite removing a "racist" sign barring citizens of states in maritime disputes with China, along with dogs, following an international outcry.
A Chinese cook works in a restaurant behind a sign reading: "This shop does not receive the Japanese, The Philippines, The Vietnamese and Dog" in the historic tourist district of Houhai in Beijing on February 26, 2013. Photographs of the controversial sign have gone viral in Vietnamese-language forums and featured heavily in Philippine newspapers and websites.
The notice in the window of the Beijing Snacks restaurant read: "This shop does not receive the Japanese, the Philippines, the Vietnamese and dog(s)" in both Chinese and English.
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