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State-owned Chinese carrier Air China says it has removed from its planes copies of its in-flight magazine that contained an article many have found racist.

In a guide to London, the September issue of Wings of China offered this piece of advice (in English) to out-of-town visitors:

"London is generally a safe place to travel, however precautions are needed when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis and black people."

The article also recommended not going out alone at night or traveling alone at all if you happen to be a woman. 

Following an outcry—particularly in racially diverse parts of London—Air China told the Associated Press that the article was "inappropriate" and the magazine's publisher apologized, blaming the whole thing on an "editing mistake." 

So . . . they forgot to edit out the racism? 



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