China city hotels ordered to avoid Muslim visitors
Guangzhou, China: The Chinese police of Guangzhou city has ordered to lower-ranked hotels for not renting their rooms to guests from five Muslim countries including Pakistan.
The owners of lower ranked hotels of Guangzhou city revealed this to a news agency but the Foreign Ministry of China claimed it had no idea of such policy.
The hotel owners told the news agency that police had issued notices to them in March this year in which they were ordered to stay away from people coming from Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan.
Having conversation over telephone, employee of a hotel told the news agency that he didn’t know the reason of such orders but he added he knew they were not permitted to allow a Muslim foreigner to stay in their hotels.
According to the sources, the policy has been imposed on the lower class hotels and orders have not been given to big hotels.
On this revelations, Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post has claimed that the policy has been imposed because G20 summit is going to be held in another Chinese city that is about 1000 km away from Guangzhou city.
It is pertinent to mention here that Guangzhou city is a trade hub of China where foreigners reside and most of them are from South Africa.