Barack Obama T-shirts Disappear from Shops in Beijing
Ming Pao reports, translated by CDT:
To Welcome Obama: T-Shirt with Obama in Red Guard Uniform Taken Off the Shelf
For the reception of US President Obama, a style of T-shirt selling well at souvenir stores and vendors in Beijing has been removed from shelves.
The T-shirts have Obama’s image in a Red Guard uniform. Since he was elected the US president last year, the T-shirt has had a ready market. According to some business owners, they got calls last week from Beijing Municipal Government demanding them to stop the sale of this kind of T-shirt immediately. And inspection officers even came to stores to make sure the T-shirts are off the shelf.
Business owners have been notified that after Obama ends his visit to China, they can resume the sale.
Obama is arriving in Shanghai on Nov.15th, and is scheduled to visit Beijing from Monday to Wednesday.
See also a report from Monsters and Critics.