Chinese Not Allowed in Shops at Forbidden City? –

From via China Net:

When a tourist from Beijing accompanied a Chinese friend to the Forbidden City, they were not allowed to enter two shops in the Forbidden City. The shops claimed they only welcomed foreign tourists, not Chinese ones. Given that all shops aim to promote themselves to bring in more customers, why did this happen?

These two shops are located east of Shenwu Gate and next to the Zhenfei(珍妃) Well respectively. After been repeatedly asked to reveal identity, the journalist finally entered into the shops by saying he was looking for his foreign friends. [Full Text]

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