Carrefour Faces China Boycott Bid

From BBC News:

Chinese activists are urging shoppers to stay away from French retailer Carrefour, following the Olympic torch’s troubled passage through Paris.

A message circulating on the internet and mobile phones accuses the company of backing the Dalai Lama – blamed by Beijing for sparking unrest in Tibet. The move follows widespread anger in China at the pro-Tibet protests that have interrupted the torch relay.

Internet forums have been critical of Western media and governments. The BBC’s China analyst Shirong Chen says nationalist sentiment is running very high in the country at the moment.


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