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2014-11-27 Thu 01:17
A clothes shop in Beijing has caused an outcry after putting up a sign banning Chinese customers, it's been reported.
The store is embroiled in a racism row after posting a sign which reads: "Chinese not admitted, except for staff", the official Beijing Youth Daily reports.
By way of explanation, one of the shop's employees tells the paper some Chinese customers are "too annoying" and that "Chinese women often try lots of clothes but end up buying nothing."
The shop was also forced to pay a foreign customer $5,000 (£3,170) after his wallet was stolen, and surveillance camera footage showed a Chinese customer was responsible, the employee says.
But another member of staff suggests the ban is actually to prevent rivals from copying the shop's clothing designs.