China – Under The Hood: Would you dine at this Chinese restaurant?

Dandong Arirang Chinese Restaurant Customer Charter

    1. RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT AND STAFF WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL, OR MENTAL HARM CAUSED TO CUSTOMERS ARISING FROM CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS ABOUT FOOD OR SERVICE.
    2. DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE FOOD.
    3. DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE SERVICE.
    4. DO NOT COMPLAIN.

Would you eat at this Chinese restaurant?…. These are just the waitresses preparing for another grueling day waiting tables. After watching this video.

If I still had an appetite, I’d probably do Take Away!

[The Dandong Arirang Restaurant, is located in the city of Dandong in north east China‘s Liaoning Province. Dandong, a riverside city provides revealing views of North Korea from across the Yalu River]

It is not an uncommon sight to witness pre-work team-building on the streets outside hairdressers and restaurants all over China, such as shown in this video clip of  a Shanghai hairdresser’s attempt to build an efficient, harmonious and productive work group.

Team-building outside Shanghai hairdresser salon

However, what the Dandong Arirang Restaurant video reveals is a glimpse of  ‘China – Under the Bonnet’. Scratching not far below the surface, particularly in north east China among traditional Communist die-hards, will expose political aspirations harking back to the days of Maoist-era social morals.  Doubtless Bo Xilai, the son of BoYibo (one of the Eight Elders of the  Communist Party of China), the deposed Communist Party chief of Chongqing would have considered the Dandong Arirang Restaurant employee work out as being very much in the spirit of his neo-leftist red culture movement. 

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