Chinese patriotism was ignited against famous brands online again and this time the targets are born-in-France brands. From Financial Times:
Chinese consumers have been urged to boycott French goods in response to the raucous protests that accompanied the Olympic torch through Paris .
The appeal, circulated on internet chatrooms and bulletin boards, indicates the protests earlier this week have not only embarrassed the Beijing government, but also ignited a strong nationalist reaction among sections of the Chinese public.
Signs of fresh disagreement emerged on Thursday between the government and the International Olympic Committee over the human rights situation in China. Jacques Rogge, IOC president, said that when China was awarded the 2008 games government officials promised it would “advance the social agenda of China, including human rights”.